St. Martin/ Sint Maarten is an exciting holiday island with something for just about everyone. St. Martin / Sint Maarten has 37 superb beaches - in just 37 square miles – some quiet and secluded – others with lots of fun activities on land and sea, including fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling. The island has a mountainous countryside, covered with rain forest vegetation, ideal for people who will enjoy exploring the tropical natural world. Another "undiscovered" gem we can offer you – off the beaten track – a new and exciting holiday destination. The choice of the relaxed and the active, the natural world and entertainment, gives each and every visitor something to enjoy.
St Martin / Sint Maarten - "The Friendly island" - is a great holiday destination –
lots to see and do, fantastic beaches and an exuberant nightlife.
You can completely relax and enjoy this wonderful island in peace and
at your own pace – the only to enjoy your holiday to the full.
St. Martin/ Sint Maarten island is divided between France and the Netherlands, hence the two names. Its cosmopolitan nature gives it that typical Dutch Caribbean atmosphere – friendly, relaxed and welcoming. The official island motto is "The Friendly Island" – and we can see why. St. Martin/St. Maarten has a more diverse culture and heritage than most Caribbean islands but due to its size, feels like small community. The island is not over developed or commercialised. Tourism to the island started around 1970, fortunately at a time when the importance of the natural world was being realised, and great care has been taken to protect the natural resources and beauty of the island – whilst providing excellent facilities, accommodation and lots of activities for visitors to enjoy. St. Martin/Sint Maarten comes to life after dark. Live entertainment from around the world, nightclubs and bars on both sides of the island and casinos (on the Dutch side). St. Martin claims to offer the widest variety of cuisine of any island in the world !
Crystal clear, warm water make the ocean around St. Martin/Sint Maarten perfect for a range of water sports: sailing, windsurfing, body-boarding, wake-boarding, kite-surfing, water-skiing, parasailing, jet-skiing, kayaking and of course diving and snorkelling. The reef and ocean are legally protected, and are in excellent condition. The ocean has a wide variety of marine life, including large ocean-roaming creatures, fantastic lava and coral formations, pinnacles and caves and several excellent wrecks. Click the diving page for lots more information about the diving and the services we can offer you.
Warm and sunny, with a cooling breeze that keeps you fresh and comfortable. As a tropical island the climate does not change much, warm and sunny all year. No matter what kind of holiday you prefer, you can enjoy it to the full. St. Martin/Sint Maarten's rainy season is August to December – brief, tropical showers – then warm and sunny again. When is a good time to go ? . . . . Anytime is a good time to go!
St. Martin/Sint Maarten like the other islands in the Dutch Caribbean – has an excellent safety record with very low crime rates. The Dutch Caribbean is a very friendly and safe part of the world. St. Martin / Sint Maarten has a rich and varied cultural heritage. This cultural and religious mix has produced a society that is not only peaceful and friendly but one that also has a welcoming attitude to visitors. A relaxed and very welcoming atmosphere.
We are the only UK travel specialist for the Dutch Caribbean islands. For many people our islands are "undiscovered" destinations – exciting new holiday destinations. We are regular visitors and love talking about the islands. We would be delighted to discuss any plans you have for a holiday to this very special part of the world. We can answer any questions from personal experience. Our local knowledge and extensive choice means that we can advise – and tailor make – the holiday itinerary that suits you best – to your requirements and wishes. We have a wider choice of accommodation and services in the Dutch Caribbean than any other travel company. We are the preferred tour operator for many resorts and have the best prices and offers. Quotes for holidays are given with no obligation.
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