Stories from Sint Maarten
Facts about Sint Maarten
Welcome to Sint Maarten, a beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea. Surrounded by coastal lagoons, rolling hills, and lavish beaches, Sint Maarten offers stunning views at every turn. Vacationers looking to experience Sint Maarten’s landscape can tackle Sentry Hill, use the steepest zipline in the world, or hike to Pic Paradis. International travelers can lounge in the costal lagoons or relax on Maho Beach, while divers traveling to Sint Maarten can experience all the undersea has to offer. Sint Maarten is a marriage of European and Caribbean culture; there are over 130 different nationalities who make their home on the island. Travelers visiting in April can watch the island come alive for Carnival, and those on an international vacation to Sint Maarten can experience the vibrant night life through Phillipsburg. For those interested in the history of the island, visit the Sint Maarten National Heritage Museum or take a trip to Fort Amsterdam.
Volunteers in Sint Maarten can help communities in need by supporting projects local to the area. One such project is the New Start for Children Foundation, a foster home for children ranging from 0 to 18 years of age. Donating supplies to this foundation will help support the children in the program. Voluntourists can donate school supplies, books, educational toys, and art supplies. Tourists can also donate to the Sint Maarten Early Children Development Association (SECDA), a series of independent day-care centers that aim to provide opportunities and education for all children in their care. Visitors hoping to donate supplies to SECDA can bring compute hardware and software, musical instruments, books, general school supplies, and select medical supplies.