Oguz Kaan Kısa · Feb. 6, 2021
St. Maarten is part of the Leeward Islands located in the Caribbean Sea. St. Martin and the south Dutch side St. The island, which consists of two separate countries divided between St. Maarten, has a very interesting structure. Home to busy and lively holiday resorts as well as secluded coves, St. Maarten is also known for its fusion cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and shops selling duty-free jewelry and liquor.
According to the census in 2009, the total population of the island was counted as 77.741, 40,917 of the Dutch section; including 36.824 of the French section.
The main cities of the island are Philipsburg on the Dutch side and Marigot on the French side. The Lower Prince Quarter in the Dutch part of the island's largest settlement; the highest point is the 424-meter-high Pic Paradis in France. There are mountains on both sides. There are no rivers on the island, but there are many straits without water.
The Dutch side of the island, St. Maarten is completely different from French side of St. Martin. The tourist-friendly nightlife sometimes gives the feeling of an over-developed holiday resort thanks to the duty-free shops, casinos and many shopping centers in the capital Philipsburg, it also appeals to those who seek peace with its beautiful beaches hidden in its nooks, its calmness and turquoise sea. So whether you are dreaming of a holiday in St. Maarten, whether active or quiet, alternatives are waiting for you.
Princess Juliana International Airport, located in the Netherlands section, is St. Maarten's largest airport, it is one of the busiest in the Caribbean. Its very small runway was expanded and put into service in December 2006. Airline companies from all over the world have flights at the airport.
Another form of transportation to St. Maarten is by cruise ships. Last year, 1.3 million people landed at Philipsburg Port by ships. Philipsburg has a large port where 6-8 ships can anchor.
On both sides of the island, details that touch European culture stand out with a relaxed Caribbean ambiance. The tropical climate effect is seen on the island where water sports, diving, snorkeling, sailing and windsurfing are very popular. You feel this cultural unity intensely as you wander the shops of Philipsburg on Front Street or the streets of the French town of Marigot. With a very attractive nightlife and casino culture, St. The monumental sculptures and green areas in St. Maarten is also very interesting.
St. Martin is located in the northeast of the Caribbean - also known as the West Indies - in South America; It is located 300 kilometers east of Puerto Rico. The island is located in the Caribbean Sea in the middle of Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe, in France's closest region to the United States coast.
Orient Bay: St. Located in the south of Maarten, this bay is famous for being a party place as well as its white sands, turquoise sea and sunset view. Especially with the start of the summer season, there is always music and a dancing crowd in the bay.
Cupecoy Beach: This beach located in the southeast of the island is the first choice of those who want to spend a calm and peaceful day. The locals of the island say that this beach, which has a calm atmosphere at any time of the day, is the best spot to watch the sunset and they are very right.
Loterie Farm: Make sure to spend a day at Loterie Farm, where you can arrive after a little tiring journey. This farm, which is an ideal spot especially for those who enjoy nature sports, allows many activities with high adrenaline such as climbing and mountain biking. Meditation camps are organized for those who want to spend more quiet times in the unique nature of the farm, where there are many hiking, climbing and cycling tracks, and there are also meditation areas. You can breathe in the cafes of this farm built in a huge forest or lay on the grass and relieve the tiredness of the day.
Front Street: This street is St Maarten's most famous shopping location. The street, where there are many shops and peddlers from jewelry to electronic devices, from handcrafted products to the island, is quite touristic in this state. Another important feature of the street is that you can easily bargain here.