Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Marigot, St Maarten your home away from home
The small Caribbean island of St Maarten is divided between the Dutch and French governments. Marigot is the delightful capital and main town on the French side of the island with just 5,700 inhabitants.
Things to Do in Marigot, St Maarten
Marigot holiday rentals are within easy reach of the town centre, which consists of just a few blocks of streets lined with shops. Being a duty-free island there are several designer boutiques and jewellers such as Tiffanys and Cartier along the Rue de la Liberte. The market in Marigot takes place each Wednesday and Saturday, selling dresses, arts and crafts, local fruits and souvenirs. The French cafés and patisseries have delectable savoury and sweet goods rarely seen outside France. Stroll along the harbour or visit the famous Orient Beach which is clothing-optional. The beaches are all beautiful with soft sand and crystal clear water. Snorkeling, diving and sport fishing trips can easily be booked from the harbour and sunset cruises around the island’s coastline are very popular and romantic.
Places to Visit Around Marigot, St Maarten
Ferries from Marigot offer day trips to Anguilla and St Barts while catamarans take snorkellers out to the uninhabited Prickly Pear Island from Pelican Marina. Philipsburg is a pleasant town on the Dutch side of St Maarten just 6 miles from your Marigot holiday apartment. It has several streets of clothing and jewellery shops as well as a historic church, coffee shops and restaurants. However it can be crowded when the cruise ships dock so pick your day carefully. For local history, the Habitation Chabert is a museum located in a former lime and sugar factory.
Weather in Marigot, St Maarten
Marigot holiday rentals on St Maarten enjoy a tropical climate with average daytime highs consistently around 28-31°C (83-88°F). The year is divided into the rainy season from July to December, and the dry season from January to June. The island may have a tropical storm in late summer with heavy rain showers. The best time to visit is in the winter months, when the climate is dry and sunny. The inland mountain areas are slightly cooler than the coast.
Travel to Marigot, St Maarten
The main airport on the island of St Maarten is the Princess Juliana International (SXM) Airport in the southwest corner of the island near Simpson Bay. The airport serves both the French and the Dutch sides of the island. It has regular flights from all over the world with Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Delta, KLM, United and US Airways among others. You can pick up a rental car and drive to your Marigot holiday rental just 5 miles away or get a taxi to transport you the short distance. However a car is useful for exploring the island and reaching some of the best beaches.