Welcome to the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association

The SHTA is the largest private business representative on the island. The company is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on Sint Maarten. With the businesses environment on St. Maarten evolving at a record pace, it is good to know that you have someone to turn to for questions, problems and most importantly answers. Furthermore the SHTA offers a number of direct benefits to increase your bottom line, employee satisfaction and service and socio-economic impact on the island. The SHTA has a proven track record of over 25 years of consistent and professional services to its members.


Online voting is now open for the 11th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards

Voting can be done on http://shta.com/vote-here. The polls will close on Monday November 14th, 2016 at 12 noon. Remember that your vote can make someone feel like a star that evening.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/crystalpineappleawards/ and http://shta.com/cpa-nominees-2015/ for pictures and videos of all the nominees.








Yearly SHTA organizes the St Maarten/St Martin Regional Trade Show.

Visit St. Maarten

Right in the heart of the Caribbean you’ll find the sunny St Maarten.


Take the opportunity to make new contacts and exchange ideas with other members.

Crystal Pineapple Awards

The Crystal Pineapple Awards Gala Event takes place yearly on the last Friday of November.

Nominations for Crystal Pineapple Awards 2016 ARE NOW CLOSED!!!

The vetting process is done be a committee for the specific year of the Crystal Pineapple Awards whose appointment has been sanctioned by the Board of the SHTA. This committee will in Principle set criteria for the candidates in each category and will determine which candidates fulfilled all the requirements to qualify to be accepted as nominees. At the end of the process those who fit the criteria the best and have all relevant documents submitted will be placed for nomination.

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