Destination Saint-Martin, the Caribbean paradise
For your next vacation, choose a hotel in Saint-Martin in the French West Indies, and escape to discover one of the most paradisiacal islands in the Caribbean. In addition to its idyllic postcard landscapes, it is frequently referred to as the 'Friendly Island of the Caribbean' because of its people and their joyful and warm culture.
A luxuriant and preserved nature
Saint-Martin is above all a paradise for holidaymakers looking for fine sandy beaches and turquoise water. The reefs are well preserved, and it is not uncommon when swimming to encounter turtles and tropical fish of all colours. Laziness takes on its full meaning in Saint-Martin, where everything has been designed to make tourists feel at home, with their feet in the water, in the shade of a palm tree. Since 1998, the Réserve Naturelle Nationale de Saint-Martin has protected more than 3,000 hectares of shoreline, forests and plant and animal species (dolphins, iguanas, seabirds, etc.).
A hotel in Saint-Martin offers water sports activities, such as diving or snorkeling (mask and snorkel) to admire the corals, but also, for the more sporty, jet skiing, surfing or windsurfing. For those who would like to get away from the seaside for a moment, the inland area is not to be outdone. Indeed, with a tropical forest covering hills that rise up to 400 meters high, hiking enthusiasts will be delighted.
A rich and multicoloured cultural life
Saint-Martin is a cosmopolitan island. Divided in two between the French part to the north and the Dutch part to the south, Creole, English and Spanish are also spoken there, due to the proximity of the United States and South America. The traditional villages in the centre of the island have maintained a simple way of life, away from seaside tourism. Saint-Martin is fortunate to host two Caribbean Carnivals, in February in the French part and in April in the Dutch part. It is the ideal opportunity to discover the festive and musical culture of its inhabitants, then dressed in their most beautiful costumes.
There are many cultural peculiarities in Saint-Martin. Its rum distilleries, which can be visited all year round, have made its reputation throughout the world. In addition, the very advantageous tax system makes it one of the shopping capitals of the Caribbean! For all these reasons and for the unparalleled hospitality of its inhabitants to foreigners, the island attracts holidaymakers from all over Europe and the United States every year to relax in a hotel in Saint-Martin.