Which is Right for Your Vacation?
If you are vacationing on a cruise ship, you will dock in Sint Maarten. The only way to experience Saint Martin would be on an excursion or rent-a-car. Luckily for North Americans, driving is on the right and either a U.S. or Canadian drivers licence will do. You can pass easily from one side of the island to the other as there is no customs at the border, and no real”border” either.
Flying there by plane will land you in Sint Maarten as well but then you would be staying more than a day with more opportunities to explore both parts of the island. Where to stay? If you prefer the hustle and bustle of a busy destination with thousands of “day-trippers” each day from cruise ships, and access to more nightlife, you might prefer to stay in Sint Maarten. If you are looking for the more relaxing atmosphere with a French touch and gorgeous beaches, Saint Martin is where you should unpack your bags. But either way with the small size of the island and easy passage between the two territories, you can enjoy the best of both worlds no matter where you stay.
Contact your travel expert to begin planning your visit to Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin.
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