Districts & Neighborhoods
Saint Martin’s northern section (the French section, or Saint-Martin) is made up of a number of communities, including Sandy Ground, Marigot, Rambaud, Grand Case, Cul-de-Sac, and Anse Marcel. Saint-Martin includes residential areas, accommodations, tourist attractions, beaches, lakes and ponds, tour outfitters, a small airport, service providers, restaurants and bars, a cultural centre, spas, a ferry route, stadiums, shops, a tourist information centre, parks, a theatre, a marina, a medical centre, pharmacies, a town hall, historic sites, a shopping mall, post offices, schools, an art gallery, a museum, recreation centres, churches, a hospital, and a police station.
The island’s Dutch side in the south, Sint Maarten, tends to be more populated and has a bustling atmosphere. Communities in this section include Simpson Bay, Cole Bay, Philipsburg, St. Peters, Guana Bay, Pelican Key, Belair, and Maho. Sint Maarten is made up of residential areas, an airport, beach areas, schools, accommodations, restaurants and bars, casinos, spas, a golf course, university and college campuses, pharmacies, shops, service providers, lakes and ponds, parks, churches, community centres, tourist attractions, tour outfitters, a coast guard station, performing arts theatres, marinas, a power plant, a medical centre, a sports complex, historic sites, government offices, shopping malls, museums, ferry routes, community centres, and a zoo.