Saint Martin is an island in the West Indies split into two parts: French (Saint Martin) and Dutch (Sint Maarten). The island, which has no border or customs between the two territories, offers the vacationer an extraordinary experience. The two cultures of Saint Martin make your visit feel like two trips in one. No wonder this tropical destination appeals to so many!
Philipsburg is very touristy because its port welcomes many cruise ships every week. If you want to bring back souvenirs to your loved ones or eat in a good restaurant, the boardwalk is definitely the place to be. Don't forget your bathing suit on hot days as the beach is conveniently accessible.
History fans will love the Sint Maarten Museum. This non-profit museum allows visitors to learn a lot about the history, geology and archaeology of the island of Saint Martin.
Star Wars enthusiasts can't go to Sint Maarten without stopping at the Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit. Fans of Nick Maley, the creator of Yoda, might even get his autograph as he signs several souvenirs bought on the spot by tourists.
Saint Martin is the tropical destination of choice for foodies. There is nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal on a terrace while watching the sunset. Enjoy the simple things of life!
The Juliana Princess Airport is world-renowned as it offers a breathtaking experience to vacationers relaxing on Simpson Bay Beach. Some people might be afraid to go, because of the low-flying planes passing a few meters over the heads of people at the beach. Beware, you might get your hair messed up!
The country's official currency is the Euro (EUR) on the French side and the Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG) on the Dutch side. U.S. dollars are also accepted throughout the island.
Electrical outlets used in Saint Martin are not the same as in Canada: voltage is 220V. You will therefore need a power adapter and a converter.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
For travel requirements such as vaccination, quarantine, PCR testing, we recommend reviewing the Sherpa tool.
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