If Valentine’s Day has taught us anything, it’s that people change, but real estate remains the same. It’s why some artists would much rather paint buildings than people, and it’s precisely why we’ll be recounting all the reasons we love St. Maarten this Valentine’s Day.
With that in mind, here’s some Sint Maarten trivia that’ll make you love it as much as we do.
Every Day’s Beach Day
Every day at St. Maarten is beach day not because of some Caribbean cliché but because the 37 square mile coastline of the island has 37 different beaches of all kinds, sizes, and quirks. Getting a beachfront home isn’t a struggle in this part of the Caribbean, but avoiding one certainly is.
However, that’s not to say all the beaches are noisy and public. Some beaches are hidden, whereas others offer activities, such as diving, snorkeling, surfing, and parasailing for anyone looking to make the most of that endlessly blue sky and waters. St. Maarten’s beaches are gateways to peace and quiet, to happiness and tranquility, there’s never a beach that you could wrong with on island. Some even have restaurant service whether it just be pizza and wings or a wagyu steak with a delicious side of chimichurri sauce.
Two countries in one
Have you ever seen two nations sharing their land? Well, we guess St. Maarten just got lucky because it’s the smallest island in the entire world to be shared by two different countries. Its northern end is all French, whereas the southern bit remains Dutch.
However, the border between these two nationalities is a mere formality. It’s open, and people from both sides can cross through without any restriction. The two sides are also very diverse, with the French side better known for its nature hikes and the Dutch side popular for its nightlife. Both sides of the island hold many different possibilities for a great time on Valentine’s Day.
One of the Trickiest Landings in the World
Have you ever seen one of those videos where jets come perilously close to crowded beaches during landings? Well, nine times out of ten, you were probably watching a clip from Sint Maarten.
The landing strip at Princess Julia Airport backs right up to Maho Beach, making entire Dreamliners come within a hundred feet of the beachgoers. The airport ranked among CNN’s most alarming landings in 2021, and we can see why they think that. However, if you’re a thrill-seeker, there’s nothing like having a plane come within sucking distance of you.
St. Maarten is home to some of the most diverse groups of restaurants. This is such a great thing because you could spice up your valentine’s day by going out to have a nice dinner or lunch or even breakfast! There are so many different types of restaurants French, Local, Indian, Italian, Jamaican, Mexican, German, American, and many more. This allows you to have a great balance of different foods and cultures. Every day you could try something new or just stick to what you enjoy the most. The best part is that they all vary in formality.
Being on a small island allows for everything to be right next to each other so everything is conveniently close to each other. You could drive to one restaurant on Valentine’s Day and then take a walk on the beach. Or you could go to the bar across the street or a club. If you really wanted to you could go groceries shopping and if you were close to your house, you could just walk back home. It is such a privilege to have everything so conveniently close, you save gas, and you get some cardio in. Nothing is better than life in St. Maarten.
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Being a two-nation island, having a beach at every square mile, and having one of the most difficult landing strips in the world are things that set Sint Maarten apart for us. You have to breathe the same air to appreciate the gifts this place has to offer.
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