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Alizea Residence
Under the caress of the trade winds, a holiday home overlooking the Orient Bay. An exceptional location and a breathtaking panorama...

The Sol'Hôtel is located in the Oyster Pond area in Sint Maarten, overhanging marina linked on the Atlantic Ocean.

Caribbean Princess
Located on Orient Bay, facing the sea, the Caribbean Princess Residence is the ideal place to succumb to the magic of the Caribbean...

Pierres Caraïbes
Pierres Caraibes have an excellent choice of properties ofr rent on St. Martin, in either beachfront or hillside locations. The temptation is hard to resist...

Golfe Hotel
Located in Marigot, the Golfe Hotel is a charming little hotel with pool and tropical garden, bordering the Simpson Bay Lagoon.

Riu Palace St Martin
On 500 meters of beach, Riu Palace St. Martin is nestled in the picturesque Anse Marcel...

La Plantation Hotel
At the heart of the private park of Orient Bay, La Plantation Hotel met charm, comfort and personalized service for your pleasure...

Palm Court Hotel
At the heart of the Orient Bay Village on the finest beach on the island, Orient Bay... The Palm Court Hotel is a true "Riad Creole"...

Mercure Saint Martin
To the west of the island of St. Martin, Mercure Hotel St Martin and Marina, with a Creole architecture, on a white sand beach facing the lagoon...

Marquis Hotel and Spa
Two minutes from the beach of Anse Marcel, the Marquis Boutique Hotel & Spa offers all the benefits and services of a Resort and Spa in the unique surroundings of a boutique hotel...

La Playa Orient Bay Hotel
La Playa Orient Bay Hotel, a charming hotel enjoys an exceptional setting, situated on the beach at Orient Bay, between its private beach and terrace beside the pool...

Green Cay Villas
Facing the Orient Bay, Green Cay Villas are spacious luxury villas with private pool and hotel services...

Grand Case Beach Club
The Grand Case Beach Club in the heart of the authentic village of Grand Case, a unique situation for this 3 stars hotel feet in the water ...

Flamboyant Le Village

On Nettle Bay, facing the Simpson Bay lagoon, Flamboyant Le Village, furnished apartments with refined charm...

Esmeralda Resort
Located on the beach at Orient Bay, Hotel Esmeralda Resort offers the discreet charm of large villas, each with private pool, dispersed in a tropical garden ...

Domaine de Lonvilliers
Within the ten acres of tropical gardens, Le Domaine deploys its spacious rooms and suites overlooking the ocean...

Club Orient
The only nudism center in the Caribbean, located at the end of the beach of Orient Bay, the Club Orient offers many benefits...

Captain Oliver's Resort
Captain Oliver's Resort, an intimate beach hotel overlooking the ocean and the marina, located on the french and dutch border...

Le Beach Hotel
Ideally located on the beach and within walking distance from Marigot, between the Caribbean Sea and the lagoon, the Beach Hotel **** offers you everything you might need ...

La Samanna

Perfect blend of exoticism and sophistication: La Samanna Hotel *****, recognized as one of the finest hotels in the Caribbean is the perfect place for an unforgettable stay...

Alamanda Resort
Located on Orient Bay, the Alamanda Resort, an exceptional and intimacy hotel where the 42 rooms and suites offer magnificent views over the beach and the ocean...

Blue Bay Beach Hôtel Blue Bay Beach Hotel offers 35 junior suites located in the private park of Orient Bay...

Sprimbarth Cap Caraïbes Sprimbarth Cap Caraïbes, it's a large choice of seasonal rentals  : from luxury villas to studios in St. Martin...


The history of the island of St Martin

st martin history

The original inhabitants of the island, the Arawak Indians who arrived several centuries ago, have left traces of their passage, found in some archaeological sites such as Hope Estate, where many artifacts were discovered and presented at the Museum of Marigot.
Between 800BC and 300BC, the Arawaks have settled on the island. These early dwellers, who were semi-nomadic, were living by hunting, fishing and gathering.

The island was discovered on November 11, 1493 by Christopher Columbus , during his second trip and named it Saint Martin as it was this saint's day. This discovery changed nothing for the island, despite its new name, does not seem to interest anyone until 1626, when a group of French and Dutch settlers have settled on the island. The Dutch take ownership of the southern part of the island with salt marshes which became later Philipsburg; the French occupied the northern part, where they are interested in agriculture.

st martin history

When the Dutch and French governments decide to deal with the island, they agreed to formally endorse the state of harmony and cooperation that the population has put in place: the Treaty of Concordia was signed in 1648 between the two nations and thus became the smallest territory in the world divided between two nations. The treaty recognized both the dual nationality and the unity of the island: there would be no physical border and people and goods would move freely between the two nations. This situation continues until today. While retaining their own identity, the two sides of the island maintain the spirit of the Treaty of 1648.

By the early 1980s thanks to successive tax exemption laws and to the very strong dollar rate, tourism has become the main source of revenue for the entire population of the island. The tourist economy reached new heights in 1994, with nearly 600,000 visitors registered at the airport of Princess Juliana. In 2007, over 2 million people visited Saint-Martin. (Sources IEDOM)

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By the early 1980s, the number of inhabitants on the Friendly Island has highly increased: In the French part, the population rose from 8,000 in 1982 to about 35,000 in 2007. Over 39,000 people are identified in the Dutch part. In total, almost 120 nationalities are living in St. Martin and St. Maarten with a balance of nationalities : French, Haitian, Dominican, American or other European countries. Thus, the most widely spoken languages are English, French, Creole and Papiamento.

In 2007, the French part of the Island has become the Overseas Collectivity of Saint Martin..
St. Martin is a tax-free port which is renowned as one of the best sights of the Caribbean.

Welcome to the well-named "Friendly Island".

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Special offers of our Hotels

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Club Orient
La Playa Orient Bay
Marquis Boutique Hotel****
Alamanda Resort***
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La Plantation Hotel***
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