Half-French, half-Dutch, Saint-Martin reveals its cosmopolitan face. In 1648, the colonists each peacefully allocated a section of the Antilles island to the other. The cohabitation of an array of populations over the centuries lends the island a unique character. Culture and a change of scene are at the heart of a trip to Saint-Martin.
Saint Martin: Weather / Climate
WALKING ON SUNSHINE IN SAINT MARTIN
With the perfect mix of a hot tropical climate and a cool sea breeze, the weather in Saint Martin is usually very pleasant indeed.
A WARM CLIMATE WITH LITTLE RAIN
Consistently high temperatures characterize the climate of Saint Martin, with minimum temperatures rarely falling below 68°F, with highs of 81°F in winter and 86°F in summer. This island, like many others in the Caribbean, has two seasons: a very sunny dry season from December to April and a rainy, more intensely hot season from May to November. However, this so-called "rainy" season doesn’t involve so much heavy rainfall but rather brief showers at the end of the day, unlike other, more humid Caribbean islands. Between July and November, hurricanes can occur, but fortunately remain quite rare. Another feature of the weather in Saint Martin is that the Caribbean coast in the west is more sheltered from rain than the east coast. It is therefore drier and sunnier, while the Atlantic coast is greener.