St. Martin, the northern “French Side” of the island (53 km2) is an overseas collectivity of France. French is the official language and the official currency is the euro. English is also widely spoken and the $US is accepted everywhere.
The capital of St. Martin is Marigot with its chic European duty-free shopping and thriving market place.
Grand Case on the northern coast is a charming village renowned for its many fine restaurants, romantic waterfront dining and art galleries.
The majority of St. Martin Sotheby’s International Realty villas are located in an area known as Terres Basses (French Lowlands) on the Western tip of the island. Terres Basses is an exclusive gated enclave where most of the properties are situated, for the most part on a minimum of 2 acres. The area is home to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Baie Longue (location of hotel La Samanna), Baie aux Prunes (Plum Bay) and Baie Rouge.
We also have several villas in the very popular Orient Bay area, home to Orient beach with its many restaurants, bars and water sports.
Other villa locations on the French side are Happy Bay on the northern coastline and Anse Marcel with its Marina and beach and home to “Le Privilege” and the “Radisson Blu Resort”.
St. Maarten, the “Dutch side” on the southern half of the island (34km2) with its capital Philipsburg is a very popular cruise ship destination. The official language is Dutch but English is spoken everywhere. The official currency is the Netherlands Antilles guilder (ANG) but $US are accepted everywhere.
Visit the capital Philipsburg for its excellent duty free shopping and waterfront bars and restaurants on the “BoardwalK”.
The vibrant nightlife of St. Maarten is centered in the Maho and Simpson Bay areas with many casinos, nightclubs, bars and restaurants.
St. Martin Sotheby’s International Realty has several condos and apartments located in the Cupecoy area (Dutch Lowlands) including the prestigious resorts of Porto Cupecoy, The Cliff at Cupecoy, Cupecoy Beach Club and the brand new Blue Residence at the Blue Mall. Close by are the beautiful white sandy beaches of Mullet Bay, Cupecoy and Maho, the Mullet Bay Golf course and the nightlife of Maho.