St. MartinsUnited Kingdom

4.4/5Top Destination

Trip time! Discover the local cuisine, island views and beaches in relaxing St. Martins.

The northern half of Saint Martin is French, while the southern half is Dutch. However, there is no physical border between the two halves, the first sign of the ubiquitous hospitality here! The impression of this island that all of the 400,000 tourists who come here to relax get is that of a real-life postcard: 37 white sandy beaches, an average water and air temperature of 29 degrees, tropical forests, exceptional wildlife and plant life, no VAT, and... people of 100 different nationalities living together in harmony.

With over 500 restaurants spread over only 34 square miles, the island is considered the food capital of the West Indies; culinary excellence that is undoubtedly a result of its status as a tax haven and free port, attracting wealthy visitors and well-to-do British and American tourists. In the village of Grand-Case or on Pinel Island you can enjoy grilled lobster with your toes in the water, or at Marigot marina you can sip delicious fruit cocktails, with or without rum.

Shopaholics flock to Philipsburg, the part of Saint Martin that teems with duty free boutiques. It's a paradise for bargains for those looking to treat themselves to luxury jewellery or designer clothes. The southern part of the island is a hive of economic activity, whereas in the northern French part, life moves at a more typically Caribbean pace.

Water is everywhere in Saint-Martin. A wide range of water sports are on offer, such as diving in the turquoise waters of Anse Marcel, exploring sunken wrecks, outrigger canoeing or sea kayaking and big-game fishing Anything goes and thrills are guaranteed for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Those who prefer to watch the sea from a distance can hike along the island's many trails.

In terms of transport links, Saint Martin has two airports, so come and visit this magical island.

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Top hotels in St. Martins

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Barbarie Hotel
La Barbarie Hotel
4 out of 5
Saints Road, Saints Bay, St. Martins, Guernsey
£79
per night
1 Nov-2 Nov

Situated by the sea, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Saints Bay Beach and Petit Bot Bay. Little Chapel and Guernsey Harbour are also within 3 mi ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (149 reviews)

"The rooms were big and airy and a bathroom towel rail heater meant that the whole room was always warm. There was an excellent range of vegetarian food always available as well as a delicious variety of local products to choose from."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2019

La Barbarie Hotel
La Trelade Hotel
La Trelade Hotel
3 out of 5
Forest Road, St. Martins, Guernsey
£80
per night
21 Oct-22 Oct

Situated in St. Martins, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Petit Bot Bay and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Guernsey Harbour. Saints Bay Beach and Little Chapel are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (94 reviews)

"It was well situated from the airport however the draw back here was that we could hear planes frequently the hotel could benefit from sound proofing it was not the warmest welcome but professional none the less the WiFi was poor and the gym equipment was somewhat lacking the on site restaurant was ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2019

La Trelade Hotel
Bella Luce Hotel And Spa
Bella Luce Hotel And Spa
4 out of 5
La Fosse, St. Martins, Guernsey
£116
per night
23 Oct-24 Oct

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Saints Bay Beach and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Guernsey Harbour. Icart Point and Petit Bot Bay are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (120 reviews)

"Thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay. We had a quiet room at the back which although didn’t have a scenic view, was clean comfortable and had everything we needed. The food was excellent, from the delicious breakfasts through to the evening meals. We ate out one evening but the menu was varied ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Bella Luce Hotel And Spa

Popular things to do in St. Martins

Petit Bot Bay
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Petit Bot Bay

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Unwind on a beach that is naturally sheltered from the elements by dramatic cliffs and a natural bay, making it an ideal destination for a day by the sea.

Castle Cornet
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Castle Cornet

4.5/5(88 reviews)

One of Guernsey’s most impressive attractions is a 13th-century fortification on the edge of the capital that today hosts numerous museums and formal gardens.

Saumarez Park
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Saumarez Park

4.5/5(20 reviews)

Stroll around peaceful gardens and explore a fascinating museum in a Guernsey park that is a constant favorite with local families and visitors to the island.

Candie Gardens
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Candie Gardens

3.5/5(8 reviews)

Hidden in the heart of St. Peter Port is Guernsey’s charming Victorian gardens with subtropical plants, panoramic views and an enthralling museum.

Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery
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Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery

Uncover the history of Guernsey and admire a dazzling collection of watercolors in this fascinating museum located in colorful Victorian gardens. 

Hauteville House
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Hauteville House

5/5(1 review)

Look into the mind and life of Victor Hugo at the site of his eclectically decorated house in Guernsey, where he lived while in exile from France. 

Reviews of St. Martins

4.4

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

7 Sep 2019

Quite quiet, narrow country roads, near airport and St Peter Port

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

3 Sep 2019

The breakfast at the hotel was very good, we didnt book for evening food due to being out all day. The staff were informative, the people were friendly. The rooms were clean and coffee replenished every day to use. The shower was nice and hot.

4/5 - Good

Daniel

1 Sep 2019

Nice quiet place more of a commuting area to get to St. Peter’s but buses are very frequent and well priced

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

31 Aug 2019

Beautiful cliff walks and good bus links to St Peter Port for shopping and dining and trips to Sark & Herm

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

27 Aug 2019

Lovely cliff top walks and wonderful cakes!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

14 Aug 2019

Lovely place with some good restaurants.