St. Maarten is an island with a split personality, thanks to an international border between its two sides: Dutch St. Maarten to the south, French St. Martin to the north. Its capital, Philipsburg - a popular stop for cruise ships - began as a Dutch trading center, and forts around the city are reminders of its strategic importance in St. Maarten’s history. Bustling Front Street in Philipsburg beckons shoppers with 500 duty-free shops. Phillipsburg also has a host of bars and restaurants to enjoy.
There are 36 sugary sand beaches to visit; one favorite strip is Cupecoy Bay Beach near the Dutch-French border, and windsurfers head to busy Maho Bay Beach, located near the airport.
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St. Maarten offers:
- A good selection of resorts
- Sun kissed beaches lined with majestic palms
- Eclectic nightlife
- Amazing duty-free shopping
- Melting pot of delectable fare
- The ability to visit both the Dutch side and the French side of the island