If your idea of romantic bliss includes a perfect blend of cosmopolitan and tropical elegance, then a wedding in St. Martin is right for you! As colonial powers began to divvy up the Gulf region, St. Maarten was the one island that was so beautiful that both France (St. Martin) and the Netherlands (St. Maarten) settled on sharing it, lending to the cultural diversity and European accents that characterize this Caribbean pearl. Economic prosperity, duty-free goods, and over 300 top-notch restaurants make the island a mecca for upscale shoppers, food enthusiasts, and travelers seeking luxury with a tropical twist. Over the years, this affluence has also translated into resorts and hotels in St. Martin that are so opulent you must visit to appreciate the intrinsic island-style beauty that graces their every detail. The number of locations, venues, and wedding styles that you have to choose from is only outmatched by the number of fun activities available to you and your guests. In addition to lounging on white sand beaches, land-loving guests can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, casinos, and fabulous shopping, while ocean aficionados have excellent snorkeling, diving, kayaking, kite surfing, and many more marine activities at their fingertips.