The unique thing about the small island of St Maarten/St Martin, in the Caribbean is that it is part Dutch and part French, which is why you will see the 2 variations of the spelling. The flight to St. Maarten was about 4.5 hours from Toronto. This island is only 37 square kilometers and is a coral island. This means that it is not very fertile and not a lot grows here. Most of their produce is brought in from other places.