Expert Travel Advice to St. Maarten (St. Martin)

Top Answers To St. Maarten (St. Martin) Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    St. Martin is not generally associated with budget accommodation, given the supply-and-demand dynamic of such a small slide of paradise. Also, can depend hugely on whether you're traveling on- or off-season. You might try to look for timeshare units that are on the market for one-off stays. Otherwise, I'm a fan of HomeAway.com for its extensive inventory of vacation-rental units, including 610 in St. Martin/St. Maarten when I was researching this. VRBO.com is another site you should search, which also lists dozens of vacation-rental units in St. Martin/St. Maarten, too.
  • MrsJBolt answered:
    Hi Traveler. I can't be of too much help because we were in port at St. Maarten for just a day. The shopping is decent on both the French & Dutch side. Some of our fellow cruise ship fellows had a taxi take them on a loop around the island just to see everything. They said that this was a blast. Much like St. Thomas, Philipsburg has many jewelry shops (but do your research!) and the beaches all over the island are gorgeous. Go diving, rent a kayak or Hobie Cat, rent a bike and explore the island & history. If you like nightlife, St. Maarten/St.Martin have plenty of night clubs, casinos, beach bars, and even a St. Maarten Party Bus to bar hop all night.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I'm not sure there are any ferries that operate between St. Maarten and Puerto Rico. If you are entirely opposed to flying, maybe you can try island hopping your way over to PR. Visit http://www.caribbeaninspired.com/caribbean/travel/island-ferry-travel.htm for ferry prices.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Lots of options, including the following: stroll the grounds of the island's Butterfly Farm; head up to Loterie Farm for hikes and a ride on the adventure center's zipline; browse for souvenirs and bargains on Phillipsburg's Front Street and in Back Street's Market Place; hit the water at Dawn Beach; take a ride on the Seaworld Explorer, a semi-submersible, on which the bottom deck takes you about five feet below the surface. Of course, you won't be able to do all the above in a day, but any of the above should keep you plenty busy!

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