The Value of Saint Martin
How your money will go a long way in paradise
St-Martin is doubly blessed in having both very well developed services on the island – from the best bars and restaurants to casinos and water sports facilities – but also giving great value for money.
You can take a dip in the clear ocean, then kick back on golden sands drinking a beer that cost just $2. Next chow down on some delicious Creole seafood from one of the many beach shacks for less than $5 a plate. Five bucks is also around the same price you’ll pay for that beer come night time in one of the island’s myriad bars.
Dining options are varied across Saint-Martin and go beyond the super cheap, yet super delicious beach and street food vendors. There are a host of fine dining options where you can sample world class cuisine for less than the cost of a couple of drinks in New York or London – the town of Grand Case is known to be the gastronomic Capital of the Caribbean. Being a duty free island, french wines and fine alcohol are priced the same in restaurants as the are in stores.
Not that we want to encourage bad habits, but cigarettes cost just $2 in stores and around $3 in bars – inline with the incredibly reasonable prices of a bunch of bad but fun activities you may want to indulge in. A bottle of premium vodka, rum or whisky will cost under $10 in stores.
But perhaps St-Martin’s most value for money attraction is SXM Festival itself. The world’s best DJs and live acts, playing in unrivalled venues over five days in a tropical paradise? For less than $250? Now that is a bargain.