Take a Vacation in Sint Maarten

Facts about Travel to Sint Maarten

You want to take a vacation in Sint Maarten! It encompasses the southern part of the island of Saint Martin. The northern side constitutes the French Saint-Martin. Sint Maarten has a population of 41,486 (2019). North of Sint Maarten lies Anguilla. To the south-east St Barths. And further south Saba and Saint Eustatius. The capital is Philipsburg. Philipsburg has a population of 1,894. Sint Maarten’s cuisine reveals touches of the French and the Spanish. National dishes are Callaloo Soup and Crab Backs. And Coconut Sugar Cake and Butter Cookies.

sint maarten travel

When you take a vacation on Sint Maarten, this is important to know:

  • The official currency is Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG). But the USD is also accepted. 
  • The official languages are Dutch and English
  • The time zone is UTC -4
  • Driving side is right
  • Calling code is +1-721
  • There is an International Airport called Princess Juliana International Airport. 

Best Time to take a vacation in Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten is hot and sunny all year round (average of 77-82°F / 25-28°C). The sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. The temperature is 79-84°F / 26-29°C on average.


The major towns are:

  • Philipsburg. The capital. The main shopping district of the island is in the heart of the city. And is has a port that is visited by many cruise liners.
  • Lower Prince’s Quarter. Snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing! And a breathtaking zipline!
  • Cul de Sac. Caribbean paddling and kite surfing!


Sint Maarten has a lot of attractions! The most popular are:

  • 37 beaches on the whole island!
  • Dawn Beach. Astonishing beach! Enjoy the beautiful coral reef!
  • Mullet Bay Beach. Popular 
  • Simpson Bay Lagoon. Beautiful lagoon with protected waters. Provide seagrass and mangrove habitats. 
  • The 12 Metre Challenge. Be part of the crew sailing a real America’s Cup Yacht! You don’t need any sailing experience!
  • Sea Trek Sint Maarten. Walking underwater!
  • Maho Beach. Witness airplane landings and take offs up close. People get blown into the water by the jet blast of larger planes taking off!
  • Pinel Island. Snorkeling, SUP and kayaking. 

A vacation in Sint Maarten! Relax and enjoy in a beautiful setting!