Etiquette in Saint Martin

Saint Martin is located in the Caribbean Sea and has a population of 77,741 people.

The island is a divided between France in the north and the Netherlands in the south.

The official languages on the island are French and Dutch, though English is widely spoken, as are French-based creoles, Spanish, and Papiamento.

The majority of citizens follow Christianity.

The currency of Saint Martin is the euro while the currency of Sint Maarten is the Netherlands Antillean guilder.

Wearing swimwear away from the beaches and pools is inappropriate. It is best to dress a little more conservatively away from those areas.

Some clubs and restaurants may observe a formal dress code. It’s best to find out in advance if this is the case.

The okay symbol, with thumb meeting index finger is a rude gesture. The thumbs up for okay is acceptable.

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