Welcome to St Martin
Sun-drenched and palm-fringed, the island of St Martin/St Maarten is one of the most beautiful in the eastern Caribbean. It also has a dual personality: the north of the island is a little outpost of France, and the south side oozes the warmth of the Dutch. The border between them is basically non-existent, and visitors are free to enjoy everything from watersports and cultural festivals to shopping.
|Population||Approx: 36,000 - French St Martin. Approx: 41,000 - Dutch St Maarten|
|Currency||Euro, €1 = 100 cents. Netherlands Antilles florin or guilder, 1 guilder = 100 cents. Dollars, $1 = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Shops are generally open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a lunch break of around two hours. Banks are generally open on the French side Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and on the Dutch side Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Some banks are open on Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon.|
|Newspapers||The Daily Herald is the main daily.
Other publications include Le Pelican
St Martins Week magazine
St Maarten Nature Magazine
St Maarten Events
|Tourist information||Office du Tourisme St Martin/St Maarten
Address: Route de Sandy Ground, Marigot 97150, St Martin
Tel: +590 590 875721 or +590 590 875643