St. Martin Travel Facts

The Basics

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.

Religion: Catholic

Population: 73,000

Ethnic Breakdown: Mixed African and European descent, Spanish immigrants

Government: Overseas department of France

Languages: French, English

Travel Information

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;// // //

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.

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