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PLANNING YOUR ST MARTIN TRIP

3/29/2013 - By St martin Reservation Center

Planning your dream vacation is easy when you allow us to help. Using our detailed guides to researching, budgeting, and booking your trip will help you to make fast and informed decisions...


WHEN TO GO

December marks the beginning of tourist season in St. Martin/St. Maarten, which ends in April. Though the weather is comfortable, and rainfall is at a minimum during this time, the island can be a bit more crowded...

GETTING THERE

Before you can stake out that perfect spot on the beach, you'll need to do a little investigating to find the best way of reaching St. Martin. Choose from air travel and cruises, or, if you'd like to kick your vacation off a bit more adventurously, arrive on the island behind the helm of a private or chartered yacht...

CLOTHING & ATTIRE

Formal dress is rarely required on St. Martin/St. Maarten, unless you are planning a special night out. Instead, pack light weight, easy to move in clothing, and a sweater to keep you warm on cool nights...

GETTING AROUND

Vacationers who enjoy traveling at their own pace can rent a car, bike, or scooter to aid in their tour of St. Martin/St. Maarten. Those who don't feel confident navigating through a foreign country can use public transportation or hail a cab...

Ferries and Boats


Ferries in St. Martin/St. Maarten allow visitors to take day trips to neighboring islands such as Saba, Anguilla, and St. Barths...


Buses

Jitney's are a type of small bus used by islanders in St. Martin/St. Maarten. These buses only hold 10 to 14 people, and charge between $1.50 and $3(USD)...

Taxis

Taxis on the island are readily accessible, but fares are slightly different depending on which side of the island you are on. There are also added fees for luggage and more than two passengers...

Taxis

Taxis on the island are readily accessible, but fares are slightly different depending on which side of the island you are on. There are also added fees for luggage and more than two passengers...

ATTRACTIONS

Saint Martin's turbulent history lends a hand to the many attractions available for tourists to visit. Fort Louis, occupied by both the French and the Dutch, will provide visitors with some insight into the history of colonialism. Plantation homes are open to visitors and there are a number of museums, all of which serve to educate those interested in St. Martin's cultural heritage. If you're feeling lucky, be sure to try your hand at a game of chance at any of the 13 casinos on the island...

ST MAARTEN CARNIVAL

Where will you be in April 2013?!? St. Maarten Carnival that's where! This is our official Carnival Calendar of events for Carnival 2013. Beautifully designed by Cleon Frederick and proudly sponsored by Scotiabank, a partner of St. Maarten'...s Carnival for almost 15 years. Save the Dates, make your plans, warm up your fettin' feet, exercise your waist! It's gonna be a jammin' good time come April. We've taken over the whole month!! SPREAD THE WORD AND THE SCHEDULE!! Come, Experience Life!

Casinos

All of St. Martin/St. Maarten's casinos are located on the Dutch side of the island. The largest casino on the island is the Casino Royale at the Maho Beach Resort...

Beaches

There are beaches on each side of St. Martin/St. Maarten that allow topless sunbathing. Whether you are looking for these particular beaches to get a line-free tan, or to know where not to go, read our guide to St. Martin Beaches...


ACTIVITIES

There are enough activities to participate in during your trip to St. Martin that you can be as active as you want to be. Spend the cooler mornings getting in a game of tennis, the afternoons taking advantage of the duty free shopping, and the evenings at a local dance club. Don't miss a chance to learn the local culture - plan to attend an event or festival if one is taking place during your trip...


Diving and Snorkeling

St. Martin offers a third option to adventurers looking to Scuba-dive or snorkel: Snuba. Although it isn’t possible to Snuba at all of the same locations you can dive, there are still plenty to choose from...


Fishing and Chartering

Vacationers who are looking to do some big game fishing should head over to the Puerto Rican Trench, where the opportunity to hook tuna, wahoo, marlin, and dolphin is plentiful...

WEATHER IN ST MARTIN

Travelers will experience great weather no matter what time of year they plan their vacation on Saint Martin. Summer temperatures average in the upper 80s, while winter temperatures rarely reach below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, even after the sun goes down. Late summer showers aren't a problem if you come prepared. Rainfall at this time of year, though frequent, clears up quickly so it won't disrupt you vacation. For more detailed information, study our month-by-month weather guide...

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FOOD IN ST MARTIN

If fine dining is an important part of your ideal vacation, St. Martin is the place for you; where traditional French cuisine is prominently featured. Classic French fare, including pastries and escargot, are so commonplace they're even found on the Dutch side of the island. For vacationers with more adventurous taste buds, creole seasonings add character to elegantly prepared dishes, including locally caught lobster and red snapper...

Restaurants

No matter what you're hungry for, you'll be sure to find it in the capital city of Grand Case; in fact, it houses more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the Caribbean. Dining options range from elegant restaurants with fine imported foods to local barbecue shacks, known as lolos, serving hearty but inexpensive grub...

ACCOMMODATIONS

St. Martin/St. Maarten's all-inclusive resorts offer vacationers upscale hotel accommodations and amenities while providing the convenience of a single bill; meanwhile, VILLA AND CONDO rental properties provide great lodgings for travelers who want the freedom to explore the island at their leisure...

CALL THE ISLAND EXPERTS AT ST MARTIN RESERVATION CENTER 800 480 8555 AND LET THEM DO THE WORK OF PLANING YOUR TRIP.

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