St. Maarten Holidays

A Caribbean jewel of outstanding natural beauty, St. Maarten will provide the perfect holiday, its island charm bordered by stunning views and all the good weather you need to enjoy them. Small and sweet, here you'll enjoy some of the best beaches in the world.

Discover St. Maarten

St. Maarten is a haven of wonder, with stunning sights and fantastic beaches all packed into a scenic 86km² of paradise. Placed in the Eastern Caribbean Sea, this island benefits from fantastic weather all year long, perfect for taking a dip or relaxing on the sandy beaches. With verdant green hills and valleys surrounded by pristine turquoise sea, every corner of this island will take your breath away. Ideally-placed for visiting nearby Caribbean islands or for kicking back in total serenity, you can be sure that your holiday to St. Maarten will be one to remember.

Luxury holidays to St. Maarten

Let your worries wash away with a luxury holiday to St. Maarten, where the gorgeous 5* hotels are guaranteed to transport you to a world of sumptuous indulgence. From the stunning private beaches to the dream-worthy dining, every second of your holiday experience will be crafted to ensure a peerless luxury experience, with so many wonderful ways to relax and enjoy yourself. Gorgeous resort spas and treatments will provide a treat for your senses, and the beautiful resort pools and sandy beaches beckon you to lay back and soak up the sunlight.

5 great reasons to holiday in St. Maarten

  • Stunning sandy beaches to enjoy
  • Incredible marine life and reefs to discover
  • Beautiful weather all year-round 
  • Steepest zipline in the world
  • Absolutely spectacular scenery

Things to do on your St. Maarten holiday

Prepare for the time of your life in St. Maarten, where so many spectacular opportunities await. Meet local wildlife beneath the waves including dolphins and a variety of turtles, including Green, Leatherback and Hawksbill turtles – a fantastic sight for divers and snorkellers. Enjoy watersports over the waves or relax on the many beautiful beaches or secluded coves around the island, or head inland for gorgeous scenery and the Sentry Hill zipline – the steepest zipline in the world. The local towns are a fantastic choice for exploration too, with the French and Dutch sides of the island each offering their own unique cultural marvels to enjoy.

Interesting facts about St. Maarten

  • Area – 87 sq. kilometres
  • Population – 74,000
  • Currency – Euro
  • Capital city – Philipsburg
  • The smallest landmass shared between two nations – the French Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • The island can be called St. Maarten or Sint Maarten – for the French and Dutch sides of the island respectively 

St. Maarten weather

This scenic island enjoys temperate weather all year round, with little rainfall and very consistent temperatures. The coolest months are January to March, but on average the minimum temperature in this span will be 23°c, with highs of 28°c. In the warmest months of June to October you might experience average highs of 31°c, with the year-round average temperature remaining a balmy 26°c. It's gorgeous beach weather no matter what time of year you travel.

As is typical of the Caribbean, there is a chance of hurricanes in St. Maarten from June to November, though it is likeliest from August to October. There is no set rainy season, but most rain in the year falls between August and November; by contrast, the driest months are January and February.

St. Maarten holidays in 2024 / 2025

If you're looking forward to booking a St. Maarten holiday in 2024 or 2025, don't wait. The earlier you book, the better the deals, and the better your chances of getting the most coveted spots on the island. Our holiday experts are dedicated to making certain you receive the best value on your getaway, and we'll arrange every little detail so that you don't have to.

Plan ahead for your holiday or take advantage of a last-minute deal; whatever you're searching for, we're here to make it happen. Get ready for the time of your life and get in touch to arrange your St. Maarten getaway today.

Simpson Bay

The gorgeous Simpson Bay embodies the greatest of the culture, energy and beauty of St. Maarten, presenting a historic fishing town that bustles with life. Explore the town and enjoy delicious fresh seafood, take a walk along the iconic Causeway Swing Bridge, and marvel at views of Simpson Bay – as well as the Simpson Bay Lagoon at its heart, one of the largest inland lagoons in the West Indies. The border between the French and Dutch sides of the island runs right through the middle of the lagoon's waters, making this a truly perfect spot to visit to experience the best of both sides of St. Maarten.

Philipsburg City

The Dutch capital of the island, this gorgeous city has everything you could desire: beautiful Dutch architecture in scenic pastel hues, live performances and entertainment, duty-free shopping, and so much more. Enjoy the rich history of the city or settle in to appreciate the famous dining opportunities, considered one of the greatest attractions of Philipsburg, with endless variety and spectacular service awaiting you.

Enjoy the water

Whether you seek to explore the water from above or below, there are so many options for you on St. Maarten. Windsurfing, parasailing, jetskiing and more await the intrepid watersport enthusiast, with relaxing kayak trips through the lagoon mangroves available for those who wish to enjoy the ambience. Snorkellers and divers are sure to have the time of their lives too, with fantastic coral reefs ringing the island and giving a home to a vibrant array of colourful marine life. The island itself is a nesting habitat for several breeds of turtle, providing turtle-watching opportunities both in the water and on the beaches.

Top Picks

View all St. Martin Hotels

Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

Located on the northern, French side of the island of Saint Maarten is the luxurious, adults-only escape of Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa. 

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

4* out of 5 stars

Discover the beauty of the Maho Beach area of Sint Marten at this spectacular All Inclusive resort, where all the family is welcome.

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

4* out of 5 stars

Discover an All Inclusive paradise whose gorgeous Caribbean sea views are the perfect setting for your Adults Only holiday.


Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-4)
  • Currency Netherlands Antillean Guilder (f)
  • Language Dutch & English
  • Location Southern Caribbean Island
  • Flying time 20 hours & 50 minutes (inlcuding the stopover time)

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