Commonly known as “The Friendly Island,” the unquestionably luxurious St. Martin is situated in the northeastern Caribbean in close proximity to Puerto Rico and is roughly divided in half between the countries of France and the Netherlands. Tourists flock to this island because of the dependable weather, diverse family activities to do, as well as second to none options in luxury accommodations.
For those who want an exceptional and intimate flavour in an accommodation, St. Martin villa rentals fit for the one percent of travellers who like to chill out in style is the way to go. These rentals are luxurious, modern, and offer natural serenity to rejuvenate you and your guests while on the most welcoming island of the Caribbean.
Once settled in, there are certain activities available for those who have the willpower to prize themselves away from their comfort:
No matter where you happen to be staying, you are almost guaranteed to be just a short walking distance from a pristine beach. Just keep your head down when the plane comes in. The allure of these places includes the sun-kissed temperature, crystal clear water and the clean white sand. Given these joys of nature, there is little wonder to why the world’s elite flock to this water sports’ haven to partake in surfing, deep sea fishing, snorkelling, jet skiing, or simply to relax and soak up the sun.
St. Martin is the only Caribbean Island that can boast of being 100% duty-free; therefore, shopping can become an addictive all day affair. Popular buys include jewelry, electronics, designer clothing and accessories, and liquor all of which can be between 20-60% cheaper than prices in the USA. With over 85 shops to peruse, one of our favourite shopping destinations on the island is Blue Mall.
For those interested in learning about an early period of St. Martin, make sure to make time for a visit to Mount Vernon Plantation where you will gain an understanding of harvest production and see some old buildings which were built in colonial times. Other attractions include the Old Prison, Durat Bridge, and the Border Obelisk.
There is no shortage of lively hot spots to attend on St. Martin. Over 14 casinos, numerous beach bars, clubs, and dance venues can be found bursting with party goers. Mojitos at Sunset Bar and Grill, right on the cups of the beach is an absolute must!
St. Martin has a dynamic nature foundation which promotes projects and fascinating activities for every nature enthusiast. In particular, families with children will find many wildlife and botanical programs to partake in. Keep your eyes open for racoons, mongoose and rare types of iguanas in this treasure chest of nature.
The natives of St. Martin are a mixture of people with heritages from Africa, France, the UK, and Netherlands. This rich diversity in the local population adds a flavour which visitors would not want to miss. In addition, children on the island are educated in English, Dutch, French, and Spanish; therefore communication is seldom a problem.
In short, the beautiful St. Martin offers quite a lot to do in a serene, friendly picturesque and of course – deliciously luxurious environment.