St Maarten Location and Nature

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St Maarten Location St Maarten is positioned in the North Eastern Caribbean (18º N, 63º W) within the Lesser Antilles island group in addition to Saba and St Eustatius. It is one of the five islands that make up the Netherlands Antilles: St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba (Windward Islands) and Bonaire and Curaçao (Leeward Islands). The Windward Islands become part of the Lesser Antillean Island Arc, which extends from Puerto Rico in the North to the shoreline of Venezuela in the South. The Windward Islands lie within eye sight of each another, St. Maarten is 63 km from St. Eustatius and 48km from Saba. St. Maarten Real Estate is the biggest of the three Windward Islands and has a location of about 95.8 km ². St Martin / St Maarten is the tiniest island on the planet to be shared by 2 sovereign governments – the Dutch and French. Considering that in 1648 the island has been divided in two, with, Sint Maarten, the smaller sized Southern side comprising part of the Netherlands Antilles (41.4 km2 ), and Saint Martin, the bigger Northern side being a French Overseas Territory (54.3 km ²).   View this post on Instagram   […]

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Beaches In St Maarten and Saint Martin

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All Beaches in Sint Maarten and Saint Martin St Maarten Beaches, Wherever you stay, you’re never far from the water. Does your perfect vacation involve soaking up the sun with your favorite book and taking a dip in pristine turquoise waters? If the answer is a resounding yes, this guide to the best beaches in St Maarten & Saint Martin is exactly what you need right now. The magical island, nestled in the Caribbean, is quickly shaping up to be a prime vacation destination. Interestingly though, it is shared between two countries. The north of the island, St. Martin, is governed by the French while the south, St Maarten Beaches, is governed by the Netherlands. In recent years, the glorious beaches, perpetual all-year sunshine, and vibrant nightlife have lured in throngs of tourists eager to experience the fabled waters and postcard-esque beaches. Best Beach in St Maarten and St Martin: BEST FOR SWIMMING: MULLET BAY BEACH BEST FACILITIES: ORIENT BEACH MOST BEAUTIFUL: LA BELLE CREOLE OR PINEL! World Famous Maho Beach Located southwest of the island, Maho Bay Beach has something not many beaches can boast of. Located adjacent to Princess Juliana International Airport, beachgoers are able to get up […]

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Indigo Bay Villas – Should I Buy?

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I was there at the birth of Indigo Bay Villas. I was there when it took its first steps. I saw it grow. I saw it fall. I was there to help it up. Indigo Bay is a personal love affair. You may think I am crazy, but Indigo Bay is close to me. I have spent twenty years of my life working on it. I know its dark secrets; I know why you should and shouldn’t buy there. My honest review: It is the only well planned residential villa estate in Sint Maarten. The location, the security, the ocean views, landscape and the beach, there is nothing that comes in such a perfect package as Indigo Bay! Villas are designated as single-family homes only. This keeps the estate from being overdeveloped and there are also height restrictions to ensure everyone has an unobstructed view. Once you have seen other properties in Sint Maarten, Indigo Bay sells itself. There is no comparison in terms of location! Indigo Bay Long Lease One issue that everyone brings up is the private lease. Indigo Bay is private lease land. In Sint Maarten all beachfront land or estates are sold under Government or Private […]

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Saint Martin or Sint Maarten: Where do I buy my property?

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Sint Maarten Buy My Property, Here on the island, we don’t think of our home as two different countries. We are one island! Created as one, always be one. However, the reality is that we are two separate nations, two separate legal systems. And it has with time become a unique feature of this little Caribbean island in the Lesser Antilles belt. Saint Martin, French Side: Lovingly called the French side, it is the larger of the two islands. You find a lot more natural beauty, peace and tranquillity. However a lot of the French stay on the Dutch side for the convenience of amenities, infrastructure, business and nightlife. I am always surprised how much of the Dutch Sint Maarten is owned by the French! But there are reasons for this! Buying real estate on French St Martin comes with higher costs and taxes. It’s like buying a property in France, the same stringent laws! Cost and problems of buying in St Martin (French side): Around in 10% transfer fees; which includes Notary fees and taxes. Land and Property tax! Capital Gains Tax at 33.5%. Offshore companies have restrictions. Limited planning time. Penalties if you don’t build in a certain […]

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Sint Maarten Real Estate Market After Covid19

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Sint Maarten Real Estate Covid19, I have to admit when we hit lockdown around mid-March 2020, like everyone else, we were scared for our futures. We returned back to work a little over four months ago and it has been phenomenal, with both good and bad experiences! A disruption in the mindsets of owners has led to opportunities for buyers. However, with Sint Maarten being a strong real estate economy, most owners are comfortable waiting out the ‘buyers market’ for one more year. They know today we struggle, but tomorrow we will be back, mainly because there are no nearby islands that can fill the economic void. Sint Maarten has no competition! Buying Property In St Maarten   Sint Maarten Home Sales: The questions that we commonly hear. Have you sold any properties? Are there buyers? The answer is an emphatic YES! The luxury real estate market has not returned, but the mid to low market is on fire. Homes below $500,000 are selling fast and not seeing much movement in price. If you know you are well priced, then we will definitely sell! Some owners are pricing their homes much higher than market value to brace themselves for a low […]

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