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St Martin / Saint Maarten, Caribbean

Perhaps the most diverse culture in the Caribbean can be found in the beach vacation destination of St Martin / St. MaartenBeach front rentals show the division of the island stems from half ownership by both the Dutch, yielding Saint Maarten, and the French, called St Martin.  The split between the cultures only enriches the experience for those renting holiday villas on this colorful island paradise.  With cooler temperatures in the high eighties year round and mounds of sunshine, vacation rentals in St Martin / Saint Maarten make the perfect place to listen to the steel drums and enjoy a tropical drink. 

Vacation homes in St Martin / Saint Maarten enjoys access to 36 beaches across the island making every cottage into beach rentals.  On the French side of the island, St Martin boasts of more restaurants per capita than any other place on earth making food always close to your vacation home in Saint Maarten.  The Dutch side of the island, St Martin embodies the best of the thriving city life with a tropical island flair that surrounds your St Martin vacation rental home.  With activities such as snorkeling, golfing, and sight seeing, the two sides of the island should provide the ideal backdrop for fun in your vacation rental in St Martin.

Attractions near your St. Martin Vacation Rentals:

  • Fort Amsterdam:  As the first Dutch built Caribbean fort, Fort Amsterdam was built to protect the Dutch interest in the divided island.  While the peace lasted, the Dutch strong hold of Fort Amsterdam had a significant influence on building the Dutch culture.  However, less than two years after completion of Fort Amsterdam, it was captured by the Spaniards and remodeled to include a chapel.  Because of neglect and frequent harsh Caribbean storms, the most impressive part of the once great Fortress is the view of the island.
  • Marigot:  Marigot is the perfect island paradise to pick up duty-free gifts to take home to loved ones or that great souvenir that will always remind you of your trip to St. Martin.  Enjoy a day in shopping in the sun and hit the highlights of great cafes to watch the sun go down with a refreshing cold drink.
  • Fort Louis:  Fort Louis was originally built many decades ago to protect the businesses district of St. Martin from the raids of privateers in neighboring islands and frequent attacks from within the city.  Mostly demolished by time, Fort Louis has an incredible view of the bay and coastline spanning around the island into the sunset below.

No matter which side of the island you pick a vacation rental home in Saint Maarten or one of the vacation rental homes in St Martin, the beach homes are sure to please!  Easy navigation throughout both halves of the island, vacation rentals Saint Maarten are centrally located to let you roam the island at will.

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St John, Caribbean

Staying in St. John beach homes is a garden paradise vastly untouched by human hands.  With over two thirds of St. John designated as a United States National Park, beach house rentals are coveted in this island home of natural beauty.  With much of the landscape still the way it was hundreds of years ago, your vacation rental home in St. John will give you an old world feel with all the modern conveniences.  To the north, a lush rainforest exists near your vacation rental in St. John with snorkeling trails and scuba diving spots for the water explorers in your group.

As most of the land is a wildlife and nature preserve dedicated to a natural park, interaction with nature is the activity of the day while at your St. John vacation rental.  At beach rentals in St. John, events of lazy days watching the waves roll on the shore while reading or swimming contently in the azure waters of the ocean off the coast of your St. John vacation rental will fill your days with relaxation.  While shopping is available in the small villages that dot the coastline of St. John, the beach rentals are primary the home base for scuba, snorkeling, and hiking.  And, if you are drawn to the perfect romantic scene, the sunset at your beach front rentals provides the right backdrop for an unforgettable experience.

  • Star Clipper:  Stand on the deck of this 19th century pirates ship and experience the island of St. John like the very first sailors to see the beautiful blue waters of paradise.  From this vantage point, the tropical Caribbean island of St. Johns looks like an emerald green jewel of lush foliage set in the shining crystal white sand setting of powdered white sand.
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine:  As the place where religion, history, and paradise meet, Cathedral of St. John the Divine holds services in this ancient testimony of beautiful architecture and antiquity.  The serenity of the religious services combined with the awe inspired surroundings and the historical preservation of unique artwork.
  • Catherineberg Ruins:  The center of historical presence for St. John, Catherineberg Ruins serves as the explosion of the sugar trade in the Caribbean islands that lead the well established Caribbean connection to rum.  The home to defector and rebellions through out history, Catherineberg Ruins are the best representation of the influences of sugar and rum in the Caribbean.

As the perfect mixture of many cuisines based on several cultural influences, every night at holiday villas can give you a new chance to treat your taste buds to temptation.  Of course, surrounded by a tropical paradise, seafood is prominent around your St. John vacation home.  However, a variety of cultures fuse together to bring you Asian, Mexican, and French inspired dishes with the tropical twist of St. John.  Every mouth full of each gourmet meal will inspire mouthwatering memories for days after you leave your vacation rental in St. John

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