St Martin/St Maarten is a must visit destination in the Caribbean if you're planning a Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation. You get two islands in one - one French and one Dutch. It is the smallest island in the world to share two governments and to have coexisted peacefully for 350 years.
On the French side, the port of Marigot offers a few lovely main streets with shops, boutiques, bistros, patisseries and restaurants (all very French!). At the southern end of town, there is a chic new designer shopping center where all purchases are tax free.
On the Dutch side much of the island has been densely built with resorts and casinos. The main centers are Simpson Bay and the capital, Phillipsburg. Simpson Bay is the center of yachting activity and annually hosts the Heineken Regatta. There are some lovely beaches including Dawn Beach, best known for windsurfing and snorkeling. Flights in and out of St. Maarten are frequent and convenient.