Pack your sunscreen, shades and passport and take a journey to St. Martin/Sint Maarten – an interesting combination of cultures, languages, cuisines and vibrations in the Caribbean.
Saint Martin (French/Saint-Martin and Dutch/Sint Maarten) is one island with two distinct flavors. Located around 190 miles east of Puerto Rico, the island is 34 square miles, divided since 1648 between France (a little over 60%) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Populations are almost equally balanced between the two municipalities. It is the smallest inhabited sea island divided between two nations. The southern (Dutch) portion is one of 4 “constituent countries” forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands; the northern (French) portion is referred to as the Collectivité de Saint-Martin (Collectivity of St. Martin) and is a part of France.
Generally called “St-Martin / St Maarten” or SXM, the island is reachable via the Princess Juliana International Airport (the island’s main airport). There is also an airport on the French side at Grand Case called, L’Espérance Airport for smaller and private planes.
To enjoy the islands we always recommend immersion in the foods, local activities, music and dance, and attitude. Remember, when you travel to St. Martin, you are visiting France and everyone must provide passports and proof of ongoing travel in order to enter! When on island, your local manager will provide service, support and knowledge. We are proud to offer dozens of villa rentals on the French Side, St. Martin on our web site – click here to view a list of properties.