The Saint Martin Islands in the Caribbean are the smallest islands in the world to get divided between two nations.
The Northern part of the island is Saint Martin which belongs to the French, and the southern part is Sint Maartin which belongs to the Dutch.
Things To Do In Saint Martin
One of the prettiest places on earth is the Butterfly Farm, where you see hundreds of butterflies flying under a tented mesh. It opens from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Another place to go is the highest point on the island- Pic Du Paradis. Hiking gets difficult because of the steep slopes; you can use a four-wheeler to drive yourself.
Travelers love the exotic Caribbean beaches in Saint Martin Islands, and it has 37 beaches to exploit.
In the Cupecoy beach, you can go topless, as well as in the Club Orient beach (on the French side).
The favorite of all the beaches is M beach which is near the largest airport on the islands.
For the daredevils- there is the Harley Davidson in Cole Bay that rents you a Harley to ride around the islands, and there is also the Loterie Farm which offers hikes and eco-tours in the natural reserve.
How To Get Here
On the Dutch side, there is the Princess Juliana International Airport, just near the Maho Beach. Citizens of the Netherlands and all other European countries can visit Sint Maartin free for up to 90 days.
But on the French side, there is the Phillipsburg Airport, which is smaller than the Princess Juliana Airport Airport.
The Inter-Island flights are an excellent way to hop between the islands. Many tourists also opt for a boat cruise.
There are many docks in Phillipsburg City, which makes it the most populous city in the Saint Martin Islands.
Best Time To Visit
May- June, as well as November-December, sound as good times to visit the Saint Martin islands. During this period of the year, the hotel prices drop significantly, and there is also no rainfall to bother you.
Electricity & Plug Type
There are different electrical sockets and voltage standards on the Dutch and French sides of the islands. On the French side, the standard voltage is 230 V whereas on the Dutch side it is 110 V.
The electrical socket is Type E in Saint Martin islands, which also works with plug C and F.
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