St. Martin perfectly encapsulates the variety and warmth of the Caribbean Islands. If you’re looking for a Caribbean adventure but are unsure where to start, St. Martin is the destination! With beautiful coral reefs, massive cruise ship ports for a booming tourism industry, and beautiful luxury resorts with a wealth of activities all around, St. Martin is a destination you will want to return to year after year. Also known as St. Maarten, on the Dutch side of the island, there is a rich history and a vivid culture just waiting to be explored!
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Yes. The currency on the French side (St. Martin) is the Euro, although the U.S. dollar is widely accepted. In Dutch St. Maarten, the currency is the Netherlands Antilles Florin, which exchanges at a fluctuating rate.
Both are the same island, despite the two different spellings. The difference really only refers to a location. French is the official language of St. Martin, and Dutch is the official language of St. Maarten. However, English is widely spoken on both sides of the island. Driving from one side to the other is generally quick and easy.
Most of the hotels and resorts on the island are closed during September and October and re-open for the Holidays.