The settlement of Oyster Pond is situated right on the border of St. Martin and Sint Maarten: which is the name given to the French and Dutch sides respectively. This is on the east coast of this very small island and is predominately south of the line, in the Dutch side. Should you choose to spend your holidays in Oyster Pond, you will be in a very relaxing area that has some great attractions nearby and activities to get involved in. The self catering accommodation is most likely to be an apartment in the main town itself, or might be a villa in the rural areas and directly by the harbour.
Your holidays in Oyster Pond will be spent in a part of the island that is not quite so well-known for its sandy beaches. However, there is a very attractive harbour here and possibilities to enjoy pleasure boat cruises and even fishing trips. If you head more to the west and south, you will reach a side of the island that is under the influence of the restful Caribbean Sea. Here you can enjoy water-based activities such as swimming, snorkelling, banana boat rides, jet skiing, parasailing, surfing (although the east coast is said to be best for this popular sport) and wind surfing.
The first destination to visit on your holidays in Oyster Pond is the capital of the Dutch side of the island - Philipsburg. The sheer number of tourist attractions in this compact city is quite overwhelming and the area really comes to life when there is a cruise ship in the harbour. There are some great restaurants, casinos and duty free shopping opportunities to enjoy in Philipsburg. You will notice that the Dutch side of the island is more densely populated than the north and Sint Maarten is actually more Americanised that the French-Creole ambiance that is apparent in the north and well worth checking out for yourself.
Visitors on their holidays in Oyster Pond will be delighted to learn that the island experiences what is known as a sub-tropical climate. This means that there are no discernible seasons in this part of the island; temperatures will range between 28 and 31 degrees Celsius throughout the entire year. Minimum temperatures tend to remain within the low-twenties degrees. Most months of the year will see around 2 inches of rainfall or less, however, between May and November, be prepared for around 3 to 4 inches.
The nearest airport for your holidays in Oyster Pond will be Princess Juliana International (SXM). There are no direct flights to and from the UK, instead it might be a good idea to fly with KLM via Amsterdam, or Air France via Paris. Alternatively, you might choose to fly to New York or Atlanta in the US and catch one of many connecting flights to the island.