St Maarten Map
Where is St Maarten ?
St Maarten is a Caribbean island located in eastern part of the Caribbean sea. Sint Maarten is part of the Leeward Islands; islands that are at the junction of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
St Martin is located on the east of the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Why St Maarten is called St Martin ?
St Maarten is a small island divided in 2 nations : France and the Netherlands Kingdom. So Officially the island is called Sint Maarten for the Dutch side and is called often St Maarten. Saint Martin is the official name for the French side but is called St Martin. So that’s 4 names for a small island !!
And many locals called St Martin “SXM” regardless of the side they live. The name SXM is coming from the identifier of the Princess Juliana International Airport given by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).