St Martin is located in the heart of the Caribbean and is a beautiful island to explore whether you are travelling with family, with friends or as a couple. The stunning island is 37 square miles and is the smallest island in the world governed by two countries, the French and the Dutch. The French own approximately two thirds of the island and there is no real border, just beautiful monuments and signs so you know your location between the two.
St Martin is a unique island and home to 36 gorgeous pristine white sandy beaches as well as the largest lagoon in the Caribbean. The island boasts some of the best beachfront villas in the Caribbean and the most luxurious ocean front rental homes imaginable.
The island is perfect for a family vacation, as there is an array of activities to suit the whole family. The island is also extremely popular for honeymooners offering some of the best accommodation in the world. From helicopter rides and jet skiing to golf and duty free shopping, St Martin has it all. The island has over 300 restaurants for you to choose from as well as a stunning harbour area with a fleet of mega yachts. Grand Case is one of the most popular areas for dining out in St Martin, it has a strip of restaurants offering both casual and gourmet food right on the water with wonderful views. Grand Case is always worth one or two visits during a trip regardless of where you are staying on the island.
The Island also has the most sophisticated duty free shops in the Caribbean and a wonderful selection of designer boutiques. Shopping is one of the reasons a lot of visitors come to the island to avail of the duty free status. Front street in Philipsburg is famous for its jewellery and diamonds offering excellent value and amazing quality matching international standards for a fraction of the price.
The majority of the St Martin villas are located in the Terres Basses area which is on the French side of the island and very close to the border. The best way to describe Terres Basses is that it would be similar to a small neighbourhood that comprises of both residential homes and luxurious rental villas. The area has 24/7 security and guests staying in the area are all supplied with a gate pass once they have rented a villa in Terres Basses or live there so only those guests with a pass can get access. Terres Basses is home to three beautiful beaches -Baie Rouge, Plum Bay and Baie Longue.
Other areas that would be popular for renting luxurious villas on the island would be Cupecoy on the Dutch border which is a fantastic location that is close to everything and another popular area is Happy Bay located towards the north of the island that would be very close to Grand Case. They all feature the most stunning and luxurious villas with amazing views of the turquoise sea. The water in St Martin has the most gorgeous mix of blues and turquoise that we have ever seen. The views on the island really are incredible.
Princess Juliana Airport is one of the most scenic and talked about airports in the world and is only metres away from Maho beach on the south of the island. Visitors love to gather on Maho beach to watch the planes land, it is one of the must do things to do on the island. Because the runway is so short in St Martin, in order to get a smooth landing the aircraft must get as close to the beginning of the runway thus flying right over the heads of eager tourists on the beach ready with their cameras to capture it all. It is on many peoples bucket list to do this while in St Martin. The beach bar owners even encourage it and put up boards with timetables of the arrivals and departures so tourists can plan their visit.
St Martin is also known for it’s great nightlife offering trendy beach bars, clubs and dance venues which visitors love to visit after a day of chilling and relaxing on the beach. The Dutch side of the island is known for its high class Las Vegas and Monaco style casinos and having the Caribbean atmosphere gives it a more exciting vibe. The French side is known for their beautiful beaches and gourmet restaurants while the Dutch side is known for partying, shopping and it’s wild nightlife. St Martin really has two sides to it and guests love having the choice of exploring both.
If you are looking for luxury St Martin villas, we would be more than happy to find you the perfect property to match your requirements. Niamh our St Martin specialist takes the time to visit St Martin several times a year to explore the island and most importantly to inspect our luxurious villas and make sure they are up to our 5 star standard. Exceptional Villas offer some of the best Beach Front villas and hillside villas on the island. When you book with Exceptional villas, we include a full concierge service. Our dedicated concierge Julie will happily arrange everything so you don’t have to give it a second thought. We pride ourselves in providing A+ service from the moment you book your vacation until the moment your return home. We strive to create memorable vacations for all our guests.
Take a moment to search our website to get more information on our luxury villas in St Martin or speak to Niamh our St Martin Villas specialist who would be delighted to guide you when choosing your perfect vacation rental.