St. Maarten Vacation Villas Rentals
BlueOceanVillas is your best choice for St Maarten Vacation Villas Rentals. Saint Martin is an 37 square miles island shared by France and The Netherlands 190 miles east of Puerto Rico. It is 37 square miles of dry forested high hills and mountain peaks, low lying tropical rainforest, and beautiful white and red sand beaches. This is the smallest island in the world that is split between 2 countries.
Saint Martin is an overseas collectivity of France. Sint Maarten, the Dutch side of the island is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.This island is the only place on earth where France and The Netherlands share a border.
St Martin / St Maarten has a rich colorful culture affected by French, Dutch and other ethnicities. This eclectic culture and the island's physical beauty are what has made the island a desired location for centuries. Caribbean, French, Dutch and other cultures have created an amazing wealth of cuisine, music, dance and style. St Maarten Amazing Duty Free Shopping
Shopping abounds on both the Dutch and French sides of St Martin. The whole island is duty-free.
Many vendors accept US dollars in addition to the respective local currency. The French side (Saint Martin) uses the Euro as currency. Many places, particularly restaurants offer deals where one US dollar has the same value as one Euro. The French side has especially much to offer in respect to gourmet food, fine wines, world class perfumes, high-end cosmetics and designer clothes.
The Dutch side (St Maarten) has no local sales tax. The currency on the Dutch side is the Netherlands Antillean Guilder, but the US dollar is the most common used currency. Bargains can be found in Front and Back Street especially in jewelry, clothing and the latest electronics. Incidentally, electrical devices on the Dutch side use 110 Volt outlets where on the the French side they use 220 volts.
BlueOceanVillas Knows St Maarten Culture
BlueOceanVilla's Sonja is connected to the Island of St Maarten and St Martin. She knows the local players personally and she gets deals you can't get for yourself. She'll find you the perfect St Maarten villa rental place or a villa rental on the French side of St Martin which ever you prefer and head you in the right direction for an unforgettable time.
Culture takes many forms: language, customs, cuisine, music, dancing and more. St Martin & St Maarten has a vibrant and unique mix of people and the cultural aspects of food and music in this warm climate and open scenario have seemed to find a way to meld together in places.
The descendants of Amerindians, East Indians, Africans and Europeans are living together and have been in close confines with each other for centuries and found a way to get along and created one big enhanced culture a long the way.
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER SPECIALIST FOR ST MAARTEN & ST MARTIN
We could not be more excited to announce that Sonja van der Drift has been named and awarded the Condé Nast Traveler travel specialist for St Maarten and St Martin. We are truly humble and honoured as Condé Nast Traveler has added Sonja to their annual list of “World’s Top Travel Specialists” in the villa rental category.
The magazine included Sonja on their 2016 travel specialist list based on her deep personal knowledge and expertise of the Caribbean Island of St Maarten and St Martin.
As a villa rental company we believe we have the expertise to get you the villa with the best views, amenities and price, not to mention VIP perks.
It is our pleasure to be your upgrader, gatekeeper, mind-reader, time-maximizer and miracle worker for all your St Maarten and St Martin needs.