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About St. Martin
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St. Martin is located at 18N, 63W or 144 miles east of Puerto Rico. It is located in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. It is 37 square miles and has a population of 21,900.  St. Martin is a popular destination for a wedding and top Caribbean honeymoon destination.

ACCOMMODATIONS – Hotels, apartments, condos and villas.

CALLING ST. MARTIN – Dialing from abroad, the country code for French St. Martin is 590, and local numbers are six digits long.

COMMUNICATION – France Telecom maintains the telephone services of St. Martin.

CREDIT CARDS – Credit cards are accepted by virtually every shop and restaurant, and most hotels.

CURRENCY – In St. Martin, the French franc remains the local currency.

DRINKING WATER – Drinkable water is distributed on both sides of the island by the water plants. This water is usually warm, even if you turn the cold tap.

ELECTRICITY – Electrical appliances run at 220 volts (50 Hz), following the European standard, in St. Martin.

TIME – St. Martin is on Atlantic standard time, 1 hour ahead of Eastern standard time and the same as Eastern daylight time.

WHAT TO WEAR – Choice of clothing should be casual and comfortable but neat. Some of the beaches are clothing-optional. At night, dress remains somewhat informal, but jackets and shawls are recommended since casinos and restaurants can get a little chilly.

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