The island of St Maarten is shared by the two nations of France and the Netherlands. Known as St-Martin to the French, and Sint Maarten to the Dutch, it presents an amazing array of landscape and cultures within its 37 square miles. Marigot, Grand Case, Phillipsburg and Orleans are the major towns. The Butterfly Farm boasts the enchanting marvel of hundreds of butterflies, whereas the Pic du Paradis or the “Paradise Peak” is the highest point on the island with two observation areas offering great views of breathtaking panoramas. And you can always head to any of the island’s 40-plus beaches for an ultimate retreat. St. Maarten anticipates your visit.