English widely spoken, as is French and Dutch.
French side: Euro (EUR), Dutch side: Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG). USD cash widely accepted.
Capital: Marigot (F), Philipsburg (D)
Largest City: Philipsburg
Population: 77 thousand
Best Known For:
Maho Beach airplanes, friendly locals, culinary capital of Caribbean.
Consistently warm tropical climate. Wet season August to December, dry season January to April.
Callaloo Soup, Conch fritters, Dutch cheese, French pastries.
More About Saint Martin
The Caribbean Island of Saint Martin is known as the friendly island, due to the island being divided between the French Saint-Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten. Saint Martin is a popular tourism destination due to its consistently warm weather, beautiful beaches, safety, and extremely friendly locals.
The white sand beaches of Saint Martin are one of the main reasons why visitors flock to this beautiful island. The most famous beach of all is Maho Beach, where planes fly directly overhead as the come in to land at the nearby Princess Juliana International Airport.
Seafood is prominent in all of the common dishes from Saint Martin. Due to the unique dual-nationality of the island, there are prominent influences from both French and Dutch cuisine throughout the island.
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