St Martin / St Maarten Yacht Charter and Sailing Holiday Guide
Two worlds come together in St Martin: it’s a unique cosmopolitan mix of Caribbean casualness and a fabulously French lifestyle. It is also one half of the world’s smallest territory – a 33 square mile island shared by the French and Dutch since 1648, making it the world’s smallest landmass under the rule of two sovereign states.
The French sector covers about 60 per cent of the island and the Dutch territory, St Marteen, the remainder. St Martin would be high itinerary if you are seeking secluded relaxation by day, and long, lazy French-influenced dinners by night. While the capital of St Marteen, Philipsburg, offers the rambunctious lifestyle of casinos and ‘fast-ish’ living, St Martin’s colourful capital, Marigot, presents the alternative: an easy-going and elegant lifestyle with sidewalk cafes, beguiling bars, modish dining and excellent duty-free shopping. Once back at sea, you will discover a bounty of beautiful anchorages, beaches and bays, all demanding your presence. This is certainly a memorable destination on any Caribbean cruise.
Sailing in St Martin
Sailing conditions in St Martin are ruled by the trade winds, “Kings of the Caribbean,” that generally blow from December till March and from June till August. The cyclone season is from July 1st to Nov. 30th
The climate of Saint Martin is said to be “inter-tropical.” The average temperature of the air and of the sea is 28°C all year round. Although there is a slight contrast between the dry season (January till June) and the wet season (June till December), there is no real rainy season like on the neighboring islands. Slight rains might however disturb your day but they can be a welcome relief and don't last long.
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