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Forum Posts

busiest time in St. martin

by Discolover75

Hi all, I am planning a trip to St. Martin in late January or mid February. However I would like to be in St. Martin when it’s at peak season. So I would like know which week would be the busiest time.
Thanks in advance
Ash

Re: busiest time in St. martin

by Odinnthor

The peak tourist season runs from December through April. You do realize that there are two distinct areas on the island, one being the Dutch side or Sint Marteen known for its beaches, nightlife and casinos, - and St Martin or the French side, likely best known for shopping and the nude beaches.

The time frame you plan on being there is indeed the peak season. Have fun.....d:o)

Re: busiest time in St. martin

by blissullyblue

Definitely the peak season but try the last two weeks in February as this is when most of the Carnival and partying activities begin to takes place on the french side, but there are also so activities on the Dutch side... night life in Maho is a must and this is every night. Then there is harmony nights every Tuesday in January - March in Gran Case. The thing is because the island is small moving from one spot to another is easy and to add you can party on the French or Dutch side

Re: busiest time in St. martin

by blissullyblue

Definitely the peak season but try the last two weeks in February as this is when most of the Carnival and partying activities begin to takes place on the french side, but there are also so activities on the Dutch side... night life in Maho is a must and this is every night. Then there is harmony nights every Tuesday in January - March in Gran Case. The thing is because the island is small moving from one spot to another is easy and to add you can party on the French or Dutch side

Travel Tips for Sint Maarten

1 Dollar = 1 Euro? Not anymore

by Irina80

Restaurants in Grand Case and everywhere else of the French side are NOT doing the 1 dollar = 1 Euro when you pay in cash even though they put it on their websites. May be in some small grocery shops they might still do it (happened to me only once) but overall this deal is no more.

The Divided Island

by adinda

St. Maarten is the only island that's divided between 2 countries (Netherlands Antilles and France) without any problems between the 2 sides. How did the division take place?

The Legend of the Drunken Dutchman
According to popular legend, the final division of the island between the Dutch and the French was settled with a race.

A Dutchman and a Frenchman stood back-to-back and started to circumnavigate the island on foot. It is claimed that the starting point is the area known today at Oyster Pond; the Frenchman was ordered to walk North along the coast while the Dutchman was to go South. The spot where the two would meet, would determine the border.

The legend has it, that the Dutchman walked with a flask of old Dutch Gin, and the Frenchman, true to his roots, carried a flask of wine. The Frenchman managed to cover much more ground than his rival, and won France the larger portion of the island - 21 square miles. The Dutchman, who it is claimed covered less because he stopped for several gin-breaks ended up with only 16 square miles of territory.

Cruise Ship Days

by jenn_d

Cruise ships dock at the Great Bay several days a week. Stores in the Great Bay are only open when the cruise ships are in town, generally from 10-2. You can check the local paper for a schedule of cruise ship arrivals and time your visit to Philipsburg around that. Otherwise you will be disappointed.

Sint Maarten/Saint-Martin is...

by BROOKS

Sint Maarten/Saint-Martin is very multicultural for an island of over 75,000 people. English is the unofficial language but Dutch, Spanish, and Papiamento are also spoken. You may even think you're in France on the French side and the Netherlands on the Dutch side. It's a melting pot of the Caribbean, and many flock from other islands to make a living here. So, if possible, a small monetary tip at the grocery store to the baggers or at the casino to the waitresses won't hurt.
Plan your trip well and bring all the items you need, I can guarantee it will be fulfilling to visit here. American Airlines flies in every day along with several other airlines. The cost will vary by season. The Carnival season kicks off in April.

A beach all for yourself! Visit Happy Bay

by michelle_x11

You can reach this quiet bay (the water may be a litte rough...) after a short 5 - 10 minute hike. Leave your car on the back parking lot on friar's bay and follow the foot-pad it is worth it. Again you will cross a little hill with pretty wild grass that can have the most beautiful shades of green and yellow,... see some hotel ruins (must have been and over-enthousiasm with time-share building some yers ago and now they can't sell it anymore as it is not in fashion anymore)...

Still you will arrive at the bay where you have a deserted kiosk (gret if short rain showers) and some palm trees and bushes for shade. You will see the island of Anguilla which is not far from here..

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