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St. Maarten/St. Martin

 

Located just south of Anguilla and south/south-east of the British Virgin Islands, this is one Caribbean island with a difference. The southern half called Sint Maarten belongs to the Dutch, while the northern part (Saint Martin) belongs to the French. Both halves, as we've discovered, are quite spectacular. It's small: only 34 square miles. Despite its size, the island can boast of over 30 beautiful beaches. You'll also find rolling hills, two capital towns (Marigot and Philipsburg), an international airport named after a princess, and an international mix of people. One surprise? You can use U.S. dollars in most situations. Another surprise? Many people speak at least some English. St. Maarten/St. Martin is known as "the friendly island," and for good reason!

 

 

June 16, 2017

On the half French-half Dutch island of St. Maarten, beaches exist to suit almost every personality, every taste, and every generation. There’s Le Galion, with its family-f...

August 13, 2015

The Dutch-French island of St. Maarten/St. Martin may have 37 beaches where you can bliss out, but that's not all this tropical island offers travelers. During the week the...

June 23, 2015

During our recent tropical island getaway to St. Maarten/St. Martin, the Island Runaways oohed and aahed over the bright turquoise seas at Mullet Bay beach and the secluded...

June 8, 2015

 

If you visit the waterfront of many Caribbean capitals, you won't exactly find a stretch of amazing beach and turquoise-dappled ocean. (I'm looking at you, Kingston and Po...

May 5, 2015

One of the most endearing thing about the Caribbean island of St. Maarten/ St. Martin is that it possesses two cultures, one Dutch and one French, and therefore, two capita...

March 27, 2015

If you've been following our Island Runaways blog, you know that Zickie and I aren't exactly big fans of "tourist-y." Sure, we are often tourists ourselves but the word "to...

March 25, 2015

Don't you love travel serendipity? By that I mean, don't you love stumbling across a fabulous find? Sure, I read travel guidebooks, fellow travel blogs, magazine articles,...

March 23, 2015

As any travel bloggers worth their salt know, on St. Maarten/ St. Martin you've got to visit Maho Bay. Not because the ocean and sand look so spectacular -- although they d...

March 22, 2015

So, we've arrived on St. Maarten/St. Martin, the half-Dutch, half-French island in the Caribbean, just south of Anguilla and east of the British Virgin Islands. We Island R...

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