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Entry Requirements

U.S. citizens require one of the following: A valid passport and a return continuing ticket or a birth certificate with raised seal and photo identification and a return continuing ticket. Naturalized citizens must show an original naturalization certificate with photo identification and a return continuing ticket. Green Card holders must have a valid passport and a return continuing ticket. 

As of January, 2007, Americans returning home from the Caribbean are required to have a passport to return to the United States. So, If you don't have a passport, get one now!

Canadian citizens require one of the following: A valid passport and a return continuing ticket or a certified copy of birth certificate, a photo identification and a return continuing ticket. Canadian residents require a "Landing permit" with valid passport and return continuing ticket.

European Community citizens require: A valid passport and a return continuing ticket.

Nationals of most other countries require a visa for entry into the Netherlands Antilles for a maximum stay of 3 months. For information, contact the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, Tel: 800.786.2278 (Toll free) or 212.953.2084 www.st-maarten.com or French West Indies Tourist Board, Tel: 877.956.1234 (Toll free) or 212.475.8970 or www.st-martin.org.

Patriot Cheerleaders Visit St.Maarten for Photoshoot

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort welcomed the popular Patriots Cheerleaders to the island on July 23rd, 2018 with a meet and greet cocktail party with invited guests. 

The girls are here to shoot their 2019 swimsuit calendar and film various video productions.  Minister of Tourism Stuart Johnson was among the invited guests and welcomed the ladies to The [ ... ]

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A total of 107 new businesses have opened in the country since the passing of Hurricane Irma, initial statistics coming out of the Economic Census Survey show.

According to the Department of Statistics STAT, the majority of these new businesses are in the food service sector.  These new businesses currently employ 386 persons, 201 or 52 per cent of whom [ ... ]

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Port St.Maarten Sees 15 Percent Growth in Cruise Passengers

Port St. Maarten has seen a growth of fifteen percent over projections from January to June.  Port management anticipates a “stable off-season” and a “strong” high season similar to pre-Hurricane Irma numbers in 2017.  A total of 733,666 cruise passengers via 230 cruise ship calls visited in the first half of the year.  March had the highest [ ... ]

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Divi Resorts Seeks to Add 98 New Rooms

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is exploring the possibility to add 98 rooms to its inventory of 128 rooms. Of the total, 110 rooms are operational post-Hurricane Irma and the rest are expected back online soon.  The resort is fully booked for July. 

The news of the expansion was shared by Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson following [ ... ]

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Oyster Pond Resort Reopens After Repairs, Remodelling

After nine months of reconstruction and remodeling due to Hurricane Irma, Oyster Bay Beach Resort officially reopened June 1 with close to half of its accommodations and all of the amenities online.  The remainder of the resort is expected to be complete by year’s end.  As rooms are completed, they will be available to the guests. 

All the [ ... ]

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Multihull Challenge Sets Sail in February

The Caribbean Multihull Challenge/St. Maarten will set sail for the first time February 8 to 10. Organized by the St. Maarten Yacht Club, founders of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, The Challenge will be open only to multihull.

Back in the 1950’s St. Maarten was the birthplace of multihull sailing in the Caribbean with inspired designs from Peter Spronk who [ ... ]

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