Saint Martin & Saint Maarten Island, Caribbean
The smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years.
Located midway through the chain of islands in the Caribbean, just as the Antilles begin to curve to the south, St. Martin is sunny and warm year-round, averaging 82 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and just 2 degrees cooler in winter. The island is buffeted by cooling trade winds that keep things temperate all year long.
St. Martin is the ultimate micro cosmos, home to residents from over 90 different nations. If you appreciate gourmet food, world class duty free shopping, vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches, year-round warm climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a Caribbean twist, Saint Maarten - Saint Martin is for you!
St. Martin is famous for its beaches. They are great in number and each distinctively attractive. Some of the more renowned beaches include the mile-long Mullet Bay Beach, perfect for swimming. Little Bay Beach is a favorite of snorkelers, with calm waters and excellent visibility. Dawn Beach is known for its powdery white sand. And Guana Bay Beach offers magnificent views of St. Barths.
The offshore waters offer a wide and challenging variety of gamefish for Deep-Sea Fishing including marlin, tuna, dolphinfish, barracuda, and kingfish. The Marlin Cup occurs in the month of May and the Saint-Martin Billfish Tournament takes place here every year in the month of June.
Visibility in the waters around the island typically extends for about 100 feet and sometimes can even reach up to 200 feet making it an ideal location for diving and snorkeling. The coral reefs offer a wide variety of sea life, and just off the coast of St. Maarten in the Great Bay lies the wreck of an English battleship dating back to 1801. From the casual to the cozy to the uniquely Caribbean, St Martin is truly, a gourmet's paradise, with worldwide cuisine represented by the island's over 350 restaurants.
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