St. Maarten Restaurants
St. Maarten, St. Martin does. Don’t forget that it is a dual island, Half Dutch and Half French and is a virtual "melting-pot" with significant population from many countries.
The key is probably the island’s Half French aspect. There is no country in the world to which fine-dining is more associated than France so there you have it. Now mix that with so many other multi-cultural cuisines and you have, not only purely French cuisine on the French Side, but chefs that have studied in France that create French cuisine with a Caribbean flavor. Add to this the many restaurants that are purely representational of other cultures such as Italian, American, Mexican, South American, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian (you bet with a huge Indian population), British, Creole, Indonesian and, of course, Dutch and you have 300 restaurants on a 37 sq. mi. island. That should keep vacationers and locals’ alike fine-dining for decades.