One of the most exciting islands in the Caribbean is St. Maarten(Dutch)/St. Martin(French). Airfare to St. Maarten/Martin is always affordable with many scheduled flights available. No matter what time of year you're planning your visit to this fabulous sun destination, cheap flights to St. Maarten/Martin are easy to find.
Most major airline flights to St. Maarten/Martin arrive at Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side of the island. A small airport on the French side, the Grand Case Airport, serves smaller charter St.Maarten/Martin flights. After collecting your baggage, you will be able to hire a taxi or rent a car to take you to your hotel or resort.
There are several options for getting around St. Maarten/Martin. Aside from walking, rental cars and taxis are the two most popular. If you're feeling more adventurous, consider renting a motor scooter or taking a public bus. Both are practical and inexpensive.
The St. Maarten/Martin beaches are among the island's top attractions. Here you will be able to work on your tan or enjoy your favorite water sports. Those looking for an underwater excursion should check out Scuba Zen in Anse Marcel or take part in Captain Alan's Three Island Snorkeling Adventure.
When you're back on dry land you may want to explore The Butterfly Farm in Quartier D'Orlean or visit the St. Maarten Zoo in Philipsburg. Whatever side of the island you're on, you will certainly find plenty to see and do.
You can shop "til you drop because shopping in St. Maarten/Martin is duty-free. Most of the island's shopping tends to be done in Philipsburg and Marigot, the capitals of the Dutch and French sides respectively. There you will find many great boutiques and even a few flea markets.
There are no shortages of restaurants on this small island - there are over 400 to choose from. Whether you decide to dine at an upscale restaurant in Grand Case or a casual eatery in Simpson Bay, there is something to satisfy every taste and budget.
Most of the nightlife in St. Maarten/Martin takes place at the major resorts. You don't need to look any further than your own backyard to begin a night of fun and excitement. After watching a breathtaking sunset, enjoy a nightcap at one of many laid back lounges or a night of dancing at a trendy nightclub like Bliss. For those wishing to test their luck, St. Maarten is famous for its casinos, such as Casino Royale, which are all located on the Dutch side of the island.