St Maarten Weddings
Located in the northern Caribbean Sea, this fascinating Leeward Island has a dual personality that makes St Maarten weddings immensely popular with couples. The northern side of the island, Saint Martin, is French, while the southern side, officially known as Sint Maarten, is Dutch, although there is no physical barrier between them. The island is home to many wonderful white sand beaches, secluded coves, amazing food scene, vibrant nightlife and duty-free shopping for luxury brand jewelry, electronics and liquor.
Philipsburg is the main town on St Maarten, located on a narrow stretch of land between Great Bay and Great Salt Pond. It also functions as the commercial center for the Dutch half of the island, and is a wonderful fusion of Caribbean, French and Dutch culture and history. Chic boutiques, picturesque marinas, elegant street cafes and a truly eclectic mix of people characterise this unique island capital, and make St Maarten weddings so special. Tax free shopping is a real pleasure in the quaint, palm-lined streets of Philipsburg, where visiting cruise ships dwarf the town below.
With a special cosmopolitan charm and faster-paced lifestyle than the usual Caribbean vibe, St Maarten weddings offer the perfect mix of European and Caribbean culture, with a little glamour and a lot of flair.
- St Maarten Weddings: Flights
- St Maarten Weddings: Hotels
- St Maarten Weddings: Venues
- French St Martin
- Dutch St Maarten
- St Maarten Weddings: Requirements
- St Maarten Facts
St Maarten Weddings: Flights
St Maarten weddings are easy to get to, with direct flights from Europe, the USA and Canada as well as convenient connections from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands arriving into Princess Juliana International airport on the Dutch side.
St Maarten Weddings: Hotels
Accommodation ranges from family beach resorts to five star luxury, private villas and apartments, so if you are looking for a really cosmopolitan island, our St Maarten weddings have you covered.
St Maarten Weddings: Venues
Great Bay and Simpson Bay are two of Dreamy Weddings’ favourite venues for St Maarten weddings. Great Bay is part of the capital, Phillipsburg, on the southern coast of the island, and is a busy, popular beach for locals and visitors, lined with resorts, restaurants and private villas. Simpson Bay is in the southeast, close to Maho Beach which is world famous for its proximity to the airport, and jumbo jets landing above the heads of adventurous beach-goers – certainly makes for interesting photos!
French St Martin
Marigot is the cosmopolitan capital of St Martin’s French side, where high end boutiques and trendy restaurants sit side-by-side with traditional vendors’ stalls and historical ruins. The colours, smells and busy buzz of the local market fuses with 19th century architecture and waterfront views. Close by, the former fishing village of Grand Case has a unique Creole charm with its popular restaurants in traditional huts and wattle houses. If you fancy some French flair for your St Maarten wedding, head on over to St Martin!
Dutch St Maarten
Discover the island wildlife at St Maarten’s zoo and botanical park, which houses over 80 species of animals, including the finest display of exotic parrots in the Caribbean and a remarkable collection of reptiles, birds, monkeys, squirrels, ocelots, Bush Dogs, Golden Lion Tamarins and capybaras living in reconstructed habitats. Or learn about the island’s colorful history at the 17th century ruins of Fort Amsterdam. If nature and culture are part of your wedding plan, our St Maarten weddings are perfect.
St Maarten Weddings: Requirements
Legal requirements for St Maarten weddings are straightforward and easy to follow, so couples can spend time enjoying the wonders of the island as they await their big day.
St Maarten Facts
- No residency requirement
- Land Area : 34 square miles
- Population : 39,765
- Capital :Philipsburg
- Languages : English, Dutch
- Time Zone : Atlantic Standard Time
- Currency :Netherlands Antillean Guilder (US currency also accepted)
- Cruise Call : Port of St Maarten