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 350 years. If you make a phone call from one side of the island to the other your call is routed back to the country's mainland and is considered an international call.
Each half of this island has it's own culture, laws, school rules, signs, and language.
The French side of the islands is home to a pristine beach with high-end homes, bordered by Orient Beach, which is one of the islands nude beaches.
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. Maa…