ABOUT ST. MAARTEN
“Sint Maarten (French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km east of Puerto Rico. The 87 km2 island is divided roughly 60/40 between France (53 km2) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (34 km2).
French and Dutch have lived side by side on St. Maarten/St. Martin for hundreds of years—with no border patrols or customs between them. The French side has a more genteel ambience, fashionable shopping and a Continental flair. The Dutch side tends to be less expensive, have casino hotels and more nightlife. The official language of the island is Dutch and French but due to the number of visitors, English and Spanish is also understood in most hotels and restaurants.
The island of St Maarten has 37 beautiful white beaches, crystal clear sea, bounty islands near the coast, palm trees and a tropical relaxed atmosphere. It is immersed by gentle trade winds and the climate is sunny and warm year-round. Average temperature during the winter season is 27ºC and a few degrees warmer and more humid in the summer with an average water temperature of 25ºC. For active people this is a perfect destination for water sports like surfing, skim boarding, sailing, snorkeling, diving, jet skiing and deep sea fishing.
Don't forget that a smile is the easiest and most universal form of communication! MORE INFO ABOUT ST. MAARTEN: http://www.sintmaartengov.org/Visitors/Pages/default.aspx http://en.vacationstmaarten.com/about-st-maarten.php
GETTING TO ST. MAARTEN
Flights to St. Maarten arrive on the Dutch side of the island, at one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean - St. Martin Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). It handles more than 1.500.000 visitors and more than 100.000 aircraft movements per year.
Air service to SXM in St. Maarten is provided by: KLM (2x per week from Amsterdam), Air France (daily from Paris), Spirit Air, American Airlines (daily from Miami and New York, twice on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), Jet Blue (daily from New York and Philadelphia), Continental (daily from New York), American Eagle (8x daily from Puerto Rico), Delta, Northwest, US Airways, United (once per week from Washington and Chicago), LIAT, Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) and many other major airlines.
For EU citizens only a valid passport and return ticket are required.
More info: http://www.pjiae.com/immigration.html http://www.sintmaartengov.org/Visitors/Pages/TravelInformation.aspx
Players must be 18 or over. Valid ID required e.g. passport or driving license
Official currency on the island is USD (US Dollar)
Gaming currency: USD (US Dollar)
CASINO DRESS CODE
More relaxed than usual, but still proper for the casino