The islands is separated by two nations, Saint-Martin, a French overseas department and Saint-Maarten, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The main cities are Philipsburg (Dutch side) and Marigot (French side).
The Dutch side has a really dense population, a lot of duty free shops and a vibrant nightlife. St Maarten is the perfect location for water sport lovers. You will be delighted by the amount of activities available from windsurfing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, sea scootering, kayaking, sailing, deep-sea fishing and many more.
The French side is definitely more relaxed and laid back, combining European elegance with a Caribbean lifestyle. St-Martin is notorious for its fine dining and authentic creole cuisine, also described as the Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean with Original Dishes from international Chefs.
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The island benefit from a busy international airport located on the Dutch side called Princess Juliana International Airport. The island being such a popular tourist destination, 34 destinations fly directly to the airport which enable an easy access from major cities such as Miami, New-York, Atlanta, Toronto, Amsterdam, Paris, Panama and other Caribbean islands such as Anguilla, St Barts, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and many more. The Princess Juliana International Airport is also famous for the iconic Maho Beach close-by where planes fly yards above your head.