St. Maarten (St. Martin) is proud to be a dual nation with the flavors and customs of both the French and Dutch cultures.

St. Maarten is just 45 minutes from Puerto Rico, only two hours 45 minutes from Miami and a short three hours from New York. St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport is the second busiest hub in the Caribbean.

Although the official language is Dutch, English is the most widely spoken language. The currencies are the Guilder and the French Franc, but the U.S. dollar is accepted everywhere.

The average annual temperature is 27ºC or 84ºF.

St. Maarten has a truly duty free status with no import and export taxes and a large array of shops offering a wide selection of the finest luxury duty free goods the world has to offer.

Known as the Gastronomical capital of the Caribbean, St. Maarten's 37 square miles are home to over 400 restaurants catering to every whim and palate. See our Owner's Tips here.