Country: St. Martin
Where is it?: Caribbean, east of the Virgin Islands
Why do people go here?: On the same island as St. Maarten, but owned by the French instead of the Dutch. This half of the island is a little less visited, and a little calmer, but there is still plenty going on!
What are the main entry points?: Fly on in, or come over the border. Cruising in is also an option.
Ethnic Breakdown: Mixed African and European descent, Spanish immigrants
Government: Overseas department of France
Languages: French, English
Major Cities: Marigot
Attractions: Caribbean lifestyle, sun, sand
Accommodation: St. Martin Hostels
Tourism Office locations and links: St. Marten Tourist Office (see French West Indies) Port de Marigot – 97150 St. Martin +590-875721, 875723;; FAX +590-875643;//www.cieux.com/fwi.html //www.fgtousa.org/ //www.frenchcaribbean.com/
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: Anytime is good, but going in the winter will save you some dough.
Specific Events/Holidays: Bastille Day 14 July
Getting Around: Rent a car to see the best of everything.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into St. Martin is the Princess Juliana International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the St. Martin travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.