Philipsburg / St. Maarten
Sint Maarten is an island country in the Caribbean. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. With a population of 40,120 on an area of 37 km2 (14 sq mi), it encompasses the southern 40% of the divided island of Saint Martin, while the northern 60 % of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. Sint Maarten’s capital is Philipsburg.
Before October 10th 2010, Sint Maarten was known as the Island Territory of Sint Maarten, and was one of five island territories that constituted the Netherlands Antilles.
On September 7th 2017 the island was hit by Category 5 Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread and significant damage to buildings and infrastructure. A total of two deaths had been reported as of 8 September. By then, “many inhabitants [were] devoid of basic necessities” and looting had become a serious problem.
On October 10th 2017, Princess Juliana International Airport commenced commercial flights. Operation of commercial flights will continue in temporary structures, as the original structure of Princess Juliana International Airport undergoes repairs.
Sint Maarten has the 14th largest GDP per capita in the world (including territories) when measured by purchasing power parity, over three times as high as its French counterpart.
Important destination information
|Population:||approx. 1.300 (Philipsburg)|
approx. 37.000 (St. Maarten)
|City map:||Map of Philipsburg|
|Vaccination recommenations:||Institute for Tropical Diseases|
|Climate chart:||Climate in Philipsburg|
|Safety information:||Federal Foreign Office|
|Free Wi-Fi?||$ 5 / 30 minutes|
Points of interest and venues
The list includes popular venues and is not deemed to be complete!
- Border memorial
- Museum of history
- Maho Beach
- Fort Amsterdam
- Farm Flyzone
Map St. Maarten
You will find the points of interests and venues in this map. Furthermore, you will find the cruise port, WiFi Provider and Tourist Information.
Caption (picture above): You can choose the points of interests.
Sometimes, the distance of the cruise ship and the POIs are big. The port area is big and complex, also. To appraise the distances, you will see the cruise port, the main city and the POIs.
|Distance to the next POI:||approx. 1,4 km (Sint Maarten Museum)|
|Distance to inner city:||approx. 1,5 km|
Current ship positions
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