St Martin Luxury Vacation Home Rentals & Villas

The perfect stay
in St Martin

With a mixed cultural heritage of Dutch, French and Afro-Caribbean, the charming island of Saint Martin is one of the smallest of the Caribbean islands. But despite its diminutive size it manages to pack in gorgeous beaches, a vibrant nightlife, and stunning villas. In St Martin, you get the best of everything, from delicious rum cocktails to sunsets that’ll take your breath away.

A single island with two distinct identities, Saint-Martin (in the French north) or Sint Maarten (in the Dutch south) is an eclectic and sunny island with a huge personality. It’s estimated that over 80 different languages are spoken on St Martin, and this has led to the island becoming famous for some seriously tasty fusion cuisine.

Take your pick from any one of the 37 sandy beaches, or browse boutiques and galleries galore in the bustling towns. Stop for a glass of Shrub rum, infused with orange peel, and snack on some freshly fried fish. Water sports are a must, as is exploring the lush tropical interior. From museums dedicated to Star Wars character Yoda to the colours and aromas of Marigot Market, St Martin is a genuinely warm, welcoming, and utterly enchanting little island.

Things you can’t miss
  • Make sure you get a chance to explore the two unique cultures: French Saint Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten.
  • Snorkelling or diving in the island’s abundance of colourful reefs is a must for any nature lovers.
  • Foodies will want to sample some of the local specialities, including Callaloo (a hearty island soup), crab backs (made with the finest blue crab) and fresh guavaberry juice.

Our guides & insider insights about St Martin

St Martin Villas you will love

The villas

“Nowhere else can you enjoy a unique blend of three fabulous cultures (Caribbean, French and Dutch) alongside some of the world's best beaches. History, culture and bucket loads of natural beauty... St Martin is a very special place.”

Florence Crawley Travel Advisor
Florence Crawley

Why stay with us?

Curated and inspected homes, villas & chalets
Luxury linen and toiletries
Round the clock support
Complimentary weekly clean
Dedicated concierge
Earn & redeem Accor ALL loyalty Reward points
Personal Meet & Greet
Complimentary medical support in partnership with AXA

Enhance your St Martin stay

Your onefinestay villa in St Martin comes with a host of additional services, including wellness activities, sports and equipment hire, grocery delivery, a personal chef, car hire, entertainment, and celebratory decorations. Just ask your dedicated concierge for more details.
While weekly housekeeping for all our homes and most of our villas & chalets is complimentary, we can always arrange more if needed.

Additional housekeeping

Find peace on the ocean with boat rental complete with your own skipper. Chase that elusive marlin, snorkel or discover a secret cove.

Boat trip experience

Explore your dream destination with VIP car rental. Your dedicated concierge can arrange delivery of your rental car to your door on arrival.

Car rental

Let’s mix things up with a margarita or three, as your cocktail waiter keeps the drinks flowing while you relax by the pool.

Cocktail

Your dedicated concierge can arrange fantastic experiences including helicopter trips or a horseback ride along a tropical beach.

Experiences

Looking forward to some treats and a bottle or two of wine? Your personal concierge can arrange grocery deliveries on arrival and during your stay.

Grocery delivery

You’re here to enjoy yourself and make the most of every second. So sit back, relax, and let your personal butler take care of all the details.

Private butler

Using the best fresh ingredients, your personal chef can create a meal to remember. Why not learn a few culinary tricks with in-home cooking lessons?

Private chef

Birthdays or anniversaries deserve something special. Let your dedicated concierge arrange a cake or flower arrangement to celebrate.

Special occasion

Let your dedicated concierge take all the hassle out of transfers so you can start your dream vacation from the moment you step off the plane.

Transfer

Find your inner peace with a massage or wellness treatment at your villa, or visit the destination’s best spas for some indulgent ‘you’ time.

Wellness/In-home spa

Essential information

When to visit

JAN
25°C
77F
FEB
25°C
77F
MAR
25°C
77F
APR
26°C
78F
MAY
26°C
78F
JUN
27°C
80F
JUL
29°C
84F
AUG
29°C
84F
SEP
28°C
82F
OCT
27°C
80F
NOV
26°C
78F
DEC
25°C
77F

Please note: these are the average temperatures reported throughout the day but can vary greatly due to weather conditions such as heatwaves. We kindly invite you to contact us for more information, including confirmation of whether your villa has air conditioning to ensure a comfortable stay.

Best Time to Go

  • During spring: While the climate of St Martin is pretty consistent all year round, spring is a relatively tranquil and peaceful time on the island, with fewer visitors towards the later months. In May, the temperatures and humidity start to go up, making the earlier months of March and April a better time to visit when temperatures are around 23°C (75°F).

  • During summer: The summer months are the rainy season in St Martin, although rain showers are usually brief and followed by plenty of warm sunshine. Average summer temperatures are around 29°C (84°F). Sea temperatures are similar, making swimming and snorkelling at this time of the year a pleasure, especially as water clarity is very good. You will need to be aware that from August to October there is the remote chance of a storm, but these are very rare.

  • During autumn: The later months of autumn start to see the cruise ships pull into port and the visitor numbers start to swell. Temperatures don’t deviate much from the mid-20s°C of the spring and summer, with the occasional chance of a very brief shower or two. As the autumn months move into winter, those showers become less noticeable, and the beaches start to fill up.

  • During winter: From December onwards you’re entering peak season in St Martin. The temperatures remain constant, but rainfall is much lighter than the summer months. The Leeway Islands are cooled by the Trade Winds, so it never gets too uncomfortably hot or humid. That means plenty of opportunity for exploring the island’s attractions, lazing on the beach, or simply relaxing in your St Martin villa.

How to get there

Make the journey as memorable as the arrival. Your dedicated Concierge can arrange transportation from the closest airport to your St Martin villa.

By plane

The Princess Julianna International Airport is on the Dutch side of the island and is one of the busiest in the Caribbean. Your dedicated concierge can arrange transfers to your villa or for a hire car to be waiting for you when you arrive. Chartered and private flights also land at a smaller airport near Grand Case in the north of the island.

By boat

St Martin is at the epicentre of the Caribbean cruise industry and during the winter months dozens of ships arrive at the island’s main port at Philipsburg. Smaller private yachts and many of the inter-island ferries dock at Marigot on the French side of the island. Regular connections run to the neighbouring islands of St Barts, Saba and Anguilla.

By car

The major car rental providers are represented at the main airport. The island is very small with narrow roads, so many visitors prefer to get around by taxi or using the local minibus service.

Local tips

  • In French Saint Martin the currency is the Euro and in Dutch Sint Maarten the currency is the Netherlands Antilles Florin, also known as the Guilder.
  • The French side of the island is known for its peaceful laid-back nature and the Dutch side of the island is known for its more lively and vibrant nature.
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