The best time to visit Sint Maarten is between May and June or between November and mid-December. During these times, prices for accommodations are more affordable and the chance for rain showers is lower. Summer and early fall is hurricane season and many hotels close.
Sint Maarten is a Caribbean island that the French and Dutch governments divided among themselves in 1648. In 2007, the northern part of the island, Saint Martin, became a French overseas territory. In 2010, the Netherlands Antilles dissolved and the southern part of the island became an independent nation within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.