St. Maarten Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: St. Maarten

Where is it?: Caribbean, two island groups in the Caribbean Sea – one includes Curacao and Bonaire north of Venezuela; the other is east of the Virgin Islands

Why do people go here?: Part of the Netherlands Antilles, with its unique island government, but the same beautiful white sand beaches and fun in the sun.

What are the main entry points?: Fly like a bird! Or cruise in style.

Currency used: Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)

Country Code: 599, plus 54

Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Seventh-Day Adventist

Population: 40,000

Ethnic Breakdown: Mixed African and European descent

Government: Municipality of the Netherlands Antilles

Languages: Dutch, English

Travel Information

Attractions: Beaches, Fun in the sun, Glitz and Glam

Accommodation: St. Maarten Hostels

Tourism Office locations and links: St. Maarten- Tourist Office Cyrus W. Wathey Square Phillipsburg, St. Maarten +5995-22337

Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 6 months of age coming from infected area.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Head over whenever you want, but save money if you go in the winter.

Specific Events/Holidays: Queen’s Day (Birthday of Queen-Mother JULIANA in 1909 and accession to the throne of her oldest daughter BEATRIX in 1980), 30 April

Getting Around: Cars are the best way to what the island has to offer.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into St. Maarten is the Princess Juliana International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the St. Maarten travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.


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