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A Spotlight on St. Martin
Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Caribbean island of St. Martin is unquestionably unique.  It’s actually the smallest island in the world that happens to be split between two countries.  On one side you have the French owned St Martin while the other half of the island is referred to as St Maarten and belongs to the Dutch.  In fact, it’s very common to walk over from one territory to the other without even realizing it.  Because of this trait, the Caribbean island real estate of St. Martin and St. Maarten is quite unique.

St. Martin real estate is well known for its strong investment value, the assorted Caribbean luxury real estate that comprises the island being among the most valuable in the entire region.  Because the island features over thirty beaches, there’s also a very strong selection of beachfront St. Martin property as well as properties with amazing ocean views.  Should you purchase a property on St. Martin, all transactions are carried out by the notary, removing the need for a personal attorney.

Besides the multitude of unique beaches, a great feature of St. Martin and St. Maarten is the prevalent and diverse culture.  St. Martin’s French influence is clearly evident, right down to the distinct gourmet cuisine and the art galleries in the Marigot capital.  St. Maarten has more of a penchant for its highly inviting atmosphere; the people of St. Maarten have a reputation for being very sociable.  No matter which of the two sides you choose, the Caribbean villas of St. Martin are definitely worth a potential investment.

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