Have a Taste of St. Maarten

The campaign of hospitality workers sharing their signature drink or dish is intended to highlight the amazing culinary delights of St. Maarten and to show the destination is up and running in a safe and responsible manner.


The St Maarten Tourism Bureau, St Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) and occupational health expert company Medwork are pleased to announce the launch of their newest collaboration:  “SafeSeal”!

Calendar 2021

St. Maarten / St. Martin Events Calendar

Vision for St. Maarten 2025

By means of this document SHTA will try to show its Vision of what an ideal Sint Maarten could like in 2025

Crystal Pineapple Award Fundraising Gala

November 23rd, 2019
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

SHTA is the largest private business representative on the island. The association 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 45 years of consistent and professional services to its members.

Contact us for more information on how you can benefit from being a member of the SHTA, call our office at +1-721-542-0108 or email us at info@shta.com

SMILE stands for Sint Maarten Innovation, Initiatives & Industries Linkup Event. The event serves as a platform for innovations, business updates and networking.
The Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) the largest travel platform in the Northeastern Caribbean for foreign tour operators, OTA’s to do business with local hoteliers, DMC’s and excursions.
The Crystal Pineapple Awards recognizes Hospitality & Trade personnel, organizations and associations, for their contribution towards the tourism industry, the island’s main economic pillar.

Wet, windy and wonderful! The best way to describe the 7th edition of the Lagoonies Regatta sailed by 12 teams.

June 28, 2021 – Simpson Bay Lagoon, Sint Maarten – Last Saturday morning brought wet and windy conditions, this did not stop the 12 registered teams from sailing out to the start line to take part in the 7th edition of the Lagoonies Regatta. This year the event...

Kooyman Crowns Local Winner of Caribbean Handyman Challenge

Kooyman St. Maarten has crowned the local winner of its Caribbean Handyman Challenge! After 6 weeks of competition, Arjen Vliegen emerged the winner with a prize of USD $1,000 Kooyman cash. When the Challenge initially launched on April 30, Kooyman received an...


BZSE Attorneys at Law/Tax Lawyers have moved from their former offices on Kudu Drive in Belair to a brand-new office building a few hundred metres further up on Welgelegen Road. A two-storey state-of-the-art office building has been built across from Raoul Illidge...

Everybody is talking about Oyster Bay Beach Resort & Coral Beach Club!

The sun is shining, and life is starting to return to normal here at your home away from home on St Maarten.National TelevisionThe big news down on the Island is the popular daytime television show Live with Kelly Ripa and Ryan...

Small Island Soca Cruise to depart from St. Maarten in November 2022

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Another economic booster for St. Maarten came on-line with the announcement that the Small Island Soca Cruise (SISC) will depart from St. Maarten on November 13, 2022 and return on November 18, 2022. The...

Introducing The Morgan Resort & Spa, St. Maarten’s Newest Luxury Boutique Hotel

Stay steps away from St. Maarten’s famous Maho Beach, Sunset Beach Bar and St. Maarten Princess Juliana Airport  Simpson Bay, St. Maarten (June 3, 2021) – The island of St. Maarten is world renowned for its beautiful beaches, festive nightlife and epicurean...

Welcome to our homeporting visitors!

St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) would like to welcome the guests of Celebrity Millennium to the beautiful island of St. Maarten! We are as much excited for this milestone in homeporting as we are for the return of cruising after this...

Gold SafeSeal Granted to “Be Safe with Nexus” Protocols

A Gold Safeseal recognition was granted to the Health and Safety protocols of Maho Events Management / Nexus. SafeSeal is the recognition of best practices in protecting its customers against COVID19. Maho Events Management / Nexus is a destination Management Company...

Gold SafeSeal for USLAUNDRY

Laundry Service USLAUNDRY today received its Gold SafeSeal for outstanding hygiene practices. SafeSeal is the recognition of best practices in protecting its customers against COVID19 by the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau, St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade...

Alicia’s Receives 6th Consecutive TripAdvisor Award

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – This week, St Maarten hotel Alicia’s Inn received the 2021 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award. The recognition is granted to the global top 10 % of hotels most appreciated by customers worldwide. It is the 6th consecutive time the hotel...