St. Martin CaribbeanSt. Martin in the French West Indies, also called St. Maarten, is a unique Caribbean island that is shared by both the French and Dutch. It has done this for over 300 years in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship. The border that divides St. Martin’s French and Dutch side is almost nonexistent! Both locals and visitors travel around the island, as custom formalities are very open.
St. Martin has managed to retain the cultural influences from its two countries. The French emphasizes comfort and elegance. The French side of St. Martin emphasizes comfort and elegance. Most of the beaches are secluded and serene. The resorts on the French side of St. Martin are luxurious with lavish accommodations. Best of all, the restaurants offer the finest dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean! Shopping definitely has a French feel. The latest French fashions can be found in many of the shops. The streets are filled with the fresh croissants and pastries, combined with the spicy aromas of West Indies cooking. The French side of St. Martin exudes a very relaxed atmosphere.
The Dutch side of St. Martin is more informal with a very busy cruise port and bustling commercial district. Tourists first enter St. Martin through the Dutch side of the island. The Dutch side of St. Martin is more developed and has a very Dutch influence. Between the two distinct cultures of St. Martin, vacationers will be able to find just about every kind of activity they might want for a perfect holiday in the sun!
The St. Martin Vacation specialists at Caribbean Wave can help you in the selection of a place that will meet your specific travel needs. Whether you are looking for a luxury villa or resort on either the French or Dutch side of St. Martin, Caribbean Wave will be there to help. They will offer you options for accommodations based on your travel needs and budget.
Resorts in St. Martin Offered by Caribbean Wave
|La Plantation unites French West Indian charm, the comfort of modern amenities, personalised service and an ambiance of well being set in a unique Caribbean Resort. All accommodations boast large ocean view terraces offering panoramic views over Orient Bay, and the surrounding islands|
|Le Flamboyant Hotel & Resort is located on the French side of the island of St. Martin, in the Nettle Bay area, facing the calm waters of the Simpson Bay lagoon. This resort spreads over beautiful landscaped tropical grounds dotted with coconut trees. The resort offers 230 guest rooms in two- and three-story buff-colored buildings with red corrugated-steel roofs and white-wood trim interspersed with palm trees, dense tropical foliage, and flowering bushes.|
Featured Vacation Villas in St. Martin Offered by Caribbean Wave
| Villa Jardin Creole is located on 2.5 acres in the exclusive Terres Basses area and just a 3 minute walk from Plum Bay Beach. This luxurious offers generous Caribbean Sea views. || Mille Fleur is a beautiful colonial style villa with a 200 degree view of the ocean, the island of Saba, and the glorious Caribbean sunsets! Mille Fleurs is surrounded by beautifully landscaped lush tropical gardens. |
|Magnolia is an ideal vacation escape for either families or groups of couples. This compact property lies in mature hillside gardens with views south west over the ocean and Saba.|| Mongoose Run is set high up on the "Falaise des oiseaux". Mongoose Run is a spacious 3 bedroom villa with spectacular views of Bay Rouge, the coastline of St. Martin, and the neighboring island of Anguilla. |
| Villa Casa Branca is a beautiful 3 bedroom villa nestled in the hills of Anse Marcel with spectacular ocean and marina views. Casa Branca is very secluded and tranquil but within easy reach of the Anse Marcel marina. || Beautiful and very secluded Elysium is a 5 bedroom villa located on the shore of Simpson Bay Lagoon has its own little beach for sunning or taking in the lovely Caribbean sunrise. |
| With 4 bedrooms, Lagon Bleu Villa has a spacious sun terrace, a large pool with built in spa and a gazebo perfect for enjoying the panoramic views over the lagoon and the surrounding coastline. || La Currah is a cream and white wooden house in Caribbean style with a view of the gentle wooded slope of Terres Basses to the Caribbean and the smokey blue silhouette of the island of Saba. |
| Villa Modani is within walking distance of the beautiful Bay Rouge Beach. Modani is a hillside villa located in Terres Basses and has a total of 3 beautiful bedrooms. ||Le Caprice is a unique French West Indian villa on Baie Rouge Beach located on top of a hill approximately 150 feet above sea level with breathtaking 270 degree views of Baie Rouge, the St. Martin coastline, the islands of Anguilla and Saba.|
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Attractions in St. MartinFort St. Louis - Overlooking Marigot Bay sits the imposing figure of Fort St. Louis, the largest historical monument in St. Martin. This historic fort was named after the famous crusading king of France. When built in 1767, the fort was designed to protect Marigot from foreign invaders. Now, it no longer serves its former purpose, but the steep climb up to the summit provides a panoramic view of the island and the sea surrounding it. The area is open 24/7 with signs explaining historical events.
The Marigot Market – Open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, the open-air market is set up along the wharves on the Blvd. De France. This open-air market offers a colorful selection of homegrown produce, tropical fruits, spices, and freshly caught seafood.
St. Martin Museum – Located in Marigot nest to the Marina Port la Royale is the St. Martin Museum. This museum is dedicated to preserving St. Martin’s history and culture. The museum is open daily from 9AM to 4PM and is free of charge.
Marigot – This is the capital city of the French side of St. Martin. This city embodies the French spirit more than any other in the Caribbean. Marigot is lined with cafes, bistros, pastry shops, and luxury boutiques. Shoppers will be able to find luxury items from such high end names as Chanel and Lacoste and all shopping in St. Martin is duty free!
Grand Case – This fabulous beach near the northern tip of St. Martin shelters a small fishing village. Fine food can be found here, as well as a distinctive style of architecture. Tuesday nights during the high season feature a festival on the Blvd de Grand Case.
Paradise Peak – This is the highest point on the island rising to a height of 1400 feet! At the top of paradise Peak are two observation decks offering spectacular views of the tropical forests below and the seas on the horizon.
Butterfly Farm – St. Martin has a unique attraction with the Butterfly Farm! Here you can walk amongst rare and exotic butterflies from around the world. The Butterfly Farm features a lush, tropical paradise with music, live native flowers, and waterfalls. The Butterfly Farm is open daily form 9AM to 3PM and is only $10 to enter.
Orleans, The French Quarter – Orleans is a quiet little fishing village also known as the French Quarter. It is located on the eastern side of the island and is one of the original settlements on St. Martin with some of the original buildings still standing. Development has not happened on this side of the island keeping some of the old time atmosphere.
Ferry Service for St. MartinGetting around the Caribbean is relatively easy! One of the most common ways is through use of the Ferrys. There is Ferry Service between St. Martin and St. Bart's. To see the complete schedule and rates, please Click Here.
The St. Martin Vacation Rental Specialists at Caribbean Wave will help you in the selection of one of the island villa or resort. They will help you find properties that are within your budget, in locations that you desire, and have the amenities that you need.
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