St. Martin is 37 Square
miles and is well known for some of the finest restaurants in the
Caribbean, the famous Orient Beach as well as an abundance of other
good beaches. It is also known for it’s European boutiques
and bargains on electronics and jewelry. Watersports, casinos and
nightlife also make this island a popular choice with singles, couples
and families. Families will also find plenty of activities such
as horseback riding, The Butterfly Farm, the zoo and much more.
St Martin is easily navigated
by car. This is very useful for visiting the major towns as well
as a variety of beaches. A regular sedan is adequate. A vehicle
with four-wheel drive is not necessary. Driving is on the right
side of the road, the same as US, Canada and most of Europe.
While French and Dutch
are the official languages, English is spoken almost everywhere.
The US dollar is accepted almost everywhere but you may find prices
quoted in Euros on the French side and Netherlands Antilles florin
or guilders on the Dutch side. Shops and restaurants will convert
prices in to US currency when they are not posted in dollars. Credit
cards are accepted in most places and there are ATM’s if you
need extra cash.
St. Martin is a fun island
and the Simpson Beach Condo’s work well for the independent
traveler who does not need concierge services. We supply our own
special information on activities, restaurants and things to do.
Its 10 pages long and is sent to our St. Martin guests. We share
our insider information that has been compiled over many years.
Inside the condo, there is lots of literature on things to do plus
a guest book with ideas and information from others.