St Martin

St Martin Overview

Saint Martin also called Sint Maarten in Dutch is an island in the Caribbean Sea at the northern end of the Windward Islands. The island is about 13 square miles in area. France controls the northern part, accounting for just over two-thirds of the whole island. It forms part of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe. The southern part is controlled by the Netherlands and is part of the northern (Windward Islands) group of the Netherlands Antilles.

Fort Louis, occupied by both the French and the Dutch, will provide you with some insight into the history of colonialism.

CLIMATE

The island is sunny and warm all year round, with average monthly temperatures varying little throughout the year. Temperatures in coastal areas range from 72-86ºF (22-30ºC) and from 66-81ºF (19-27ºC) in inland areas. Cooling winds buffet the island all throughout the year.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Marigot
POPULATION: 29,300n
LANGUAGE: French, English
CURRENCY: Euro
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: MF
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +590
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4