Don’t let the pirates have all the fun in the Caribbean. Find your own cheap Sint Maarten hotel deal, and you’ll be on your way to a tropical paradise rich in tradition and history. The hotels in Sint Maarten are located in the Dutch, southern half of the island of Saint Martin. Saint Martin has the special distinction of ranking among the smallest landmasses to belong to two countries, in this case, France and the Netherlands.
Many travelers prefer to cruise to the port of Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side of the island, and the most likely place to find discount Sint Maarten hotels. If you book rooms in Sint Maarten, it’s easy to travel to the French side of the island. You need not worry about passports and border issues because the countries cooperate with each other. With two exotic cultures in the same location, three if you include the Caribbean lifestyle, traveling to Sint Maarten is like getting the best of three worlds at rates you would normally pay for one.
The island is small enough that all the top Sint Maarten hotel packages will put a vacationer at the tables in some of the world’s best casinos and greatest gourmet restaurants, which feature fresh local seafood prepared with the inimitable Caribbean flair.
Although there’s plenty to see and do on the island, many vacationers would trade all the other pursuits to simply roam the shoreline, relax, tan upon the gloriously white sands, and explore the peaceful harbors and cozy coves. The waters are clear enough for you to watch the brightly colored tropical fish school in the shallows. The tall ships in the harbor are ready to take you for a beautiful cruise around the island, but if all of the soothing blue tranquility gets to be too much, the Sint Maarten hotel deals include access to the hot cafes and jumping beach bars too.
Cheap hotel deals in Sint Maarten can save you enough money to shop duty-free during your stay. The prices are great on clothing, jewelry, and electronics. Other popular activities include snorkeling the reefs and deserted islands as well as chartering shark dives and marlin-fishing expeditions. If your tastes are more conventional, make reservations for guided island hikes, horseback rides, and mountain bike runs, but also be sure to visit Loterie Farm, the nature preserve with a lush tropical forest and a bird's eye view of the entire island from Pic Paradise Mountain.