As you would expect of a popular international destination, the French/Dutch island offers outstanding vacation home rentals equally appealing to families, friends and couples. Ranging from extravagant 2 to 11-bedroom bayfront villas to cliff top, high-rise condos, the island’s vacation homes combine the best of personal accommodations with easy access to all of the dynamic attractions.
A lovely, diverse island in the Caribbean, St. Martin/St. Maarten attracts visitors from throughout the world – those, in particular, who love the scenic island beauty, widespread water sports, world class shopping and gourmet dining. Did we forget the nightlife? Rest assured the French and Dutch sides of the island hum with exciting clubs and casinos. Residents describe island life as “a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a Caribbean twist.” Sports enthusiasts choose from a rich menu of activities – from diving, snorkeling and sailing to horseback riding, charter fishing and more laid-back strolling along the pristine beaches.
The best way to enjoy the rich pleasures of the island is to rent transportation – everything from a moped or SUV to stretch limousines. Be sure to include shopping for duty-free goods in numerous boutiques. You’ll discover trendy exotic foods, jewelry, liquor, designer good and ever-popular local crafts. Since you’ll be enjoying some of your home-cooked meals by the pool or terrace, you’ll be able to sample the enormous selection of island restaurants. La Cigale is a must with indoor or al fresco dining, gorgeous seaside views and exceptional Provencal, Mediterranean and Basque cuisine. For a kick-back-and-relax beach experience, try Karakter's restaurant. Just park on a lounge under an umbrella and wait for the staff to serve you sandwiches, appetizers, tapas and drinks.
Prepare a fabulous family breakfast in your well-equipped kitchen or serve lunch by the pool. Enjoy walks along your own beachfront. There are plenty of options, when you have your home away from home. And don’t forget The Fly Zone at Loterie Farm, one of the Caribbean’s most popular attractions. Suspended above the ground, kids love zipping along the lines connected to hundreds of trees or mastering the rope bridges. Little ones take to the “Little Tarzan” course. Between the private comfort of your vacation rental and the many island attractions, your family will enjoy an unforgettable holiday adventure.