the largest of Guadeloupe’s outer islands, at 52 sq km, is divided between France and the Netherlands. See Netherlands Antilles section for general description and information.
The French part used to be a sleepy place, but has become very Americanized since the building of the yacht marina and lots of luxury hotels. There is no restriction on travel between the two halves of the island. The French side is a sub-prefecture of Guadeloupe, with the sub-prefect appointed in Paris. There is an elected town council, led by a mayor. The economy is entirely dependent upon tourism, with the twin attractions of duty-free shopping and the sea.
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Emergency Address & Numbers:
Gendarmerie: T875010. Police: T878833. Fire: T875008.
Hospitals and Medical Facilities:
International flights arrive at the Juliana airport on the Dutch side. On the French side is the Espèrance airport which can only take...
Car Hire: From several agencies, for example L C Fleming, Les Portes de St Martin, Bellevue, T875001 (also travel agency). Avis...
The Post Office will hold mail, but only for two weeks. Letters sent c/o Capiteneri Marina Port La Royale, Marigot, will...
Local Tourist Office:
Rte de Sandy Ground - Marigot
97150 Saint Martin
Tel:(590) (0) 590 87 57 21
Fax:(590) (0) 59087 56 43
There are a number of luxury resorts dotted around the coast, lesser establishments and guest houses and a building boom has raised the...
L’Atmosphere is a disco for ‘chic’ French people, at Marina Port La Royale, very little English spoken, drinks US$6.
Le Bar de...