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Blessed with European charm, the half Dutch, half French island is a tiny jewel of only 37 square miles.  Situated 200 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, the “Friendly Island” boasts tropical year round temperatures, glorious sunny days and cool breezy evenings.

pinel-island-05-600x450The bustling duty free port of Philipsburg, the Dutch capital, is a shopper’s delight as is Marigot , the French capital.  You will find trendy boutiques filled with designer clothing , jewelry and accessories from around the globe.  The bustling outdoor market in Marigot is a definite shopping experience.

St. Maarten/St. Martin, the gourmet capital of the Caribbean offers over 200 fine restaurants.  Choose from simple sidewalk cafes to the finest French and Italian cuisines imaginable.

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Activities are endless.  Relax on one of our many stunning French side & Dutch side Beaches, play a round of golf, fish, sail, snorkel, wind surf or scuba dive. The coral reefs

surrounding the island are some of the finest in the world.

When the sun goes down the lights come on inviting visitors to a variety of evening entertainment.

Try your luck at one of the Dutch side casinos or sip a tropical rum punch while relaxing to the rhythmic beat of a local calypso band.

For the more adventurous, there are several discotheques where you  can dance until dawn between Tantra Night Club for dancing and wonderful DJ’s for the younger crowd, Sky Beach for a drink or Zoo Rock located in Simpson Bay.

Dutch Side bars selection include the Soggy Dollar Bar, Fat Turtle to get a view of the mega yachts and Dirty Sanchez all located in Simpson Bay. Red Piano in Pelican Key, and at Maho Sopranos Piano Bar with Piano player every night, Cheri’s Café  with nightly entertainment with band and dancing,   Sky Beach Bar on the rooftop terrace at Maho fabulous view and great beachy feel and Three Amigos for your sporting needs.
Clubs on the French side such as Dreams and Le Sand located on Nettle Bay, other popular night destinations include the Lotterie Farm and Calmos Cafe

St. Maarten/St. Martin is easily accessible with service from gateway cities such as New York, Miami, Dallas, San Juan, Washington D.C,Raleigh/Durham, Paris and Amsterdam.

 

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