Caribbean Tourism

Saint Martin Festivals

Saint Martin Festivals

Carnival is held pre-Lent and most of the events are on the waterfront in Marigot. It is not as big and grandiose as on the Dutch side, where carnival is held a few weeks later, but there are calypso and beauty contests and a Grand Parade.


Bastille Day (14 July) has live music, jump-ups and boat races; the celebrations move to Grand Case the weekend after (more fun) for Schoelcher Day on 21 July.

In Grand Case on New Year’s Day there is a small parade with live music, while at Easter another parade is held with a lot of dancing.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day;
  • Easter Sunday;
  • Easter Monday;
  • Labour Day on 1 May;
  • Ascension Day;
  • Whit Monday; 8 May
  • VE Day; 27 May
  • Slavery Abolition Day;
  • National/Bastille Day on 14 July;
  • Schoelcher Day on 21 July;
  • Assumption Day in August;
  • All Saints Day on 1 November;
  • All Souls Day on 2 November
  • Armistice Day on 11 November and
  • Christmas Day.

More . . .

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...

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...