St. Maarten is a tropical island located in the Caribbean Sea. It is unique because the island is divided in half between the French and the Dutch. St. Martin is the French side and St. Maarten is the Dutch side, collectively they are known as St. Martin/St. Maarten. Throughout the island there are signs welcoming you to either the French or the Dutch side.
Sint Maarten, the Dutchside is home to Philipsburg and is known for its nightlife, beaches and casinos. Saint-Martin and its largest town Marigot are known for nude beaches, shopping, cuisine and outdoor markets.
Beaches and shopping are very good in St. Maarten.
Sint Maarten, or as pronounced in the U.S., Saint Martin, was discovered by Columbus in 1493 and is an island that is owned by two countries; 1/2 is Dutch, and 1/2 is French shared for over 3…