St Martin /Maarten is mostly volcanic and has mostly volcanic and has mostly a dry vegetation.
Discovered on his second voyage by Christopher Columbus on Novembre 11, 1493, thus creating a link between old Europe and the ‘new world’, the island of St Martin / St Maarten is a place where people come together, made original and unique by its diversity… more than 90 nationalities cohabitate in harmony!
However due to the Mountains chain know as Pic Paradis (or Paradise Peak) you will find many tropical flowers and trees including Mango, Papaya and Guavaberry trees (try the local guavaberry liquor) and medical herbs. In this region you may come across many iguanas, pelicans, hummingbirds, mongoose and occasional parrots.
Today the main industry of St Martin St Maarten (also known as the friendly island) is tourism. Located between the greater and the Lesser Antilles, it’s convenient location and international airport attracts many visitors from the USA, Europe and South America.
Located in the heart of the Antilles arc, between the two Americas, St. Martin attracts many visitors because of its beauty and excellent climate.
LE MARQUIS BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA ****
The charming Marquis is a top of the line boutique hotel offering above all a view to take your breath away!
Perched on a hill, the hotel is overlooking the stunning bay of Anse Marcel. With a total 17 rooms and suites, Marquis is the tranquil getaway you have been dreaming of.
You'll enjoy the friendly, inviting atmosphere and appreciate the exclusive attention we provide for each of our guests. An outstanding team is ready to serve you based on your individual needs.There's nothing we won't do!
Our amenities comprise a pool, spa and private beach access. We offer Free Parking and can accommodate persons with disabilities. Pets are allowed up to a weight of 10 kg.
St Martin is the island of fun and entertainment.
From the 1st of January right through to the 31st of December, St. Martin will win the hearts of many by hosting a vast number of gatherings and events, all of them representative of our island life style. From sports to culture, food and history, each month is a whirlwind of celebrations and get-togethers, with something to interest everyone.
See monthly events below.
In addition to the events listed hereafter, visitors will enjoy discovering the diverse and varied activities organised on the island by local groups, sports clubs, restaurants, bars and other private establishments throughout the year. These events are relayed in the local press.
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St. Martin is a one-of-a-kind destination …
In addition to its unique cultural, ethnic, climatic and geographical characteristics, the island is one of the rare destinations where relaxation, exoticism and safety are combined.
St. Martin is an overseas collectivity which is totally integrated into the French Republic. Like France, it benefits from a political stability which excludes risks of “putsch”. French laws are applicable on the island and sexual tourism is severely reprimanded.
These days, it is very easy to put your own trip to Saint Martin together. There are also many exciting offers out there from travel agencies and professionals.
Before you leave, ensure that you have informed yourself sufficiently on your destination.
The aim of this section is to answer all of your questions, but for any other queries do not hesitate to contact the French Tourism Office, whose dedicated staff is there to make your trip as comfortable as possible.
You will also find that the people of Saint Martin – fiercely proud of their "Friendly Island", reputation – are very helpful.
Saint Martin, the ultimate destination…
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