Saint Martin is one of many Caribbean islands, but this one is unique in that it has two cultures and two different governments. One side is Dutch (St. Maarten) and the other side is French (St. Martin). There is a lot of overlap of course, but essentially the Dutch side is more liberal and has a more active nightlife. The French side is more laid back and relaxed. You could choose one or the other depending on your tastes, or you could take in both fairly easily. Understanding the differences could help you make your hotel choices. Either way, there are plenty of beaches and Caribbean style to give you a vacation in paradise. Keep reading to learn more about some great vacation offers that can make a trip there more affordable.