Photo courtesy St. Maarten Tourism
St. Maartin/St. Martin is a lively 37-square mile island east of the Virgin Islands which is governed by two nations, Netherlands and France. There are 37 beautiful beaches (one for every square mile, apparently), plenty of shops and restaurants, and a laid-back Caribbean ambiance.
Riu Palace St. Martin – an all-inclusive, family friendly resort located on 18 acres on the French side of the island. A beautiful cove beach and pool area. Great for a small group with plenty to do onsite to keep you busy.
Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort – large resort located on the beach, hillside, on the Dutch side. There is a casino onsite. Great for couples and families. No meals included.
Alamanda Resort – a small boutique hotel located right on Orient Bay. This is a great choice if you want to explore the island and restaurants within easy striking distance.
The cruise port is on the Dutch side, and can get quite busy so you’ll want to save your shopping for the days the port is relatively empty.
Direct flights to St. Martin from Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, New York, Boston, and San Juan, or with connections in these airports from your departure city.
Happy travels! ~Cindy Grant, Expert Family Travel. Contact us at 972-625-6200 to plan your next vacation. Serving the Dallas metro area & clients across the US/Canada.