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St Martin island in the Caribbean

A vibrant and authentic island.

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, St Martin island is a true gem of the Antilles. Combining a rich cultural heritage, breathtaking scenery and unrivalled hospitality, this island paradise is a destination well worth visiting. In this guide, we invite you to explore Saint-Martin and discover all it has to offer.
Located some 300 km east of Puerto Rico, St Martin is one of a kind. It is the world’s smallest landmass, shared peacefully between two nations: France and the Netherlands. This 87 km² island offers a diversity of landscapes, a rich culture and a warm welcome, whether you’re on the French or Dutch side.

The French part, St Martin, is renowned for its beaches, shopping and gourmet cuisine. The Dutch side, Sint Maarten, is famous for its festive activities, lively casinos and duty-free shopping. Both sides of the island, however, share a common history and a particular energy.

St Martin island
St Martin island

A little history…

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, St Martin has a long and fascinating history. Its name derives from the day Columbus discovered the island, Saint Martin’s Day. For centuries, the island was a point of conflict between colonial powers, before finally being divided between France and the Netherlands in 1648.

The island’s multicultural past is reflected in its architecture, cuisine and traditions. Whether you stroll the streets of Marigot, the French capital, or Philipsburg, the Dutch capital, you can feel the unique fusion of European and Caribbean cultures.

How do I get to St Martin?
To find flights to Saint-Martin, you can use flight comparison sites such as [Skyscanner] or [Kayak]. There are direct flights from several major cities, including Paris, New York and Miami.

Where to stay in St Martin island?
For your stay in Saint-Martin, you can find a variety of vacation rental options on our platform. Whether you prefer a luxurious villa with sea views, a comfortable city apartment or a beach house, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Must-see attractions in St Martin
Saint-Martin is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, colorful coral reefs, exquisite cuisine and lively markets. Marigot, the capital of the French side, is home to colorful markets and buildings with Creole charm. In Philipsburg, on the Dutch side, you can enjoy duty-free shopping, casinos and a lively nightlife.

For nature lovers, the Réserve Naturelle de St Martin is a must. With over 3,000 hectares, it offers incredible biodiversity to discover. Other not-to-be-missed attractions include Fort Louis and the Marigot fish market.

St Martin gastronomy: A feast for the senses

Dubbed “the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean”, St Martin island is a gourmet’s destination of choice. The influence of French, African, Creole and Indian cultures mingle to create a unique and deliciously flavorful cuisine. Whether you’re looking for traditional dishes, fresh seafood or high-end gastronomic experiences, Saint-Martin has something to satisfy every palate.

Michelin-starred restaurants and gastronomy

St Martin is home to some of the world’s finest chefs. Establishments such as Coco Beach, home to French-born Laurent Saudeau, a Michelin-starred chef who has dedicated his career to fusing the flavors of French cuisine with the exotic ingredients of the Caribbean. Other gourmet restaurants not to be missed include “Le Cottage”, “Ocean 82”, “L’Auberge Gourmande” and “La Villa”.

St Martin island
Les fameux RIBS aux Lolos de Grand Case
St Martin island
Copyright Coco Beach

Street food and ‘Lolos’

For a more casual dining experience, be sure to visit a “lolo”. These open-air barbecue stands, usually located by the sea, offer a variety of local dishes such as chicken colombo, a spicy chicken curry, and cabri stew, a savory goat stew. Seafood, such as grilled fish and lobster, is also a must.

Local markets

For a real immersion in Saint-Martin cuisine, head to one of the local markets. The Wednesday market in Marigot is a great place to find a variety of exotic fruits, fresh vegetables and spices. You’ll also find stalls selling homemade dishes, fresh fruit juices and traditional cakes.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a solo adventure or a family outing, St Martin has something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today and book your vacation rental with us!

St.Martin's main cities

Marigot

Orient Bay

Grand Case

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Contacts

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97150 St Martin
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