Caribbean Tourism

About Saint-Martin

Saint-Martin

Saint-Martin

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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Saint Martin - Before Travelling

Saint Martin - Before Travelling Emergency Address & Numbers: Gendarmerie: T875010. Police: T878833. Fire: T875008. Hospitals and Medical Facilities: Hospital:...

Saint Martin - Getting There

Saint Martin - Getting There Air International flights arrive at the Juliana airport on the Dutch side. On the French side is the Espèrance airport which can only take...

Getting Around in Saint Martin, Caribbean Island

Getting Around in Saint Martin, Caribbean Island Land Car Hire: From several agencies, for example L C Fleming, Les Portes de St Martin, Bellevue, T875001 (also travel agency). Avis...

Communication of Saint Martin

Communication of Saint Martin Postal Services: The Post Office will hold mail, but only for two weeks. Letters sent c/o Capiteneri Marina Port La Royale, Marigot, will...

Saint Martin Tourist Information

Saint Martin Tourist Information Local Tourist Office: Rte de Sandy Ground - Marigot 97150 Saint Martin Tel:(590) (0) 590 87 57 21 Fax:(590) (0) 59087 56 43 e-mail: i...@st...

Saint Martin Accommodation

Saint Martin Accommodation There are a number of luxury resorts dotted around the coast, lesser establishments and guest houses and a building boom has raised the...

Entertainments in Saint Martin

Entertainments in Saint Martin L’Atmosphere L’Atmosphere is a disco for ‘chic’ French people, at Marina Port La Royale, very little English spoken, drinks US$6. Le Bar de...