News & Tips

St. Martin / Sint Maarten has been nominated in our 2019 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards and is represented among the nominees for the 2019 Caribbean USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice!

Our expert panel selected St. Martin / Sint Maarten as a contender for Best Caribbean Island for Romance, which just launched. The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice at A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest.

Voting ends Monday, February 11th and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 22nd, then later on USA TODAY.

You can read the official rules here. Please note that the rules do not allow offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public in exchange for votes during the voting period.

St. Martin / Sint Maarten is also represented among the nominees for the 2019 Caribbean USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice contests which just launched.

The nominees were announced at noon today, and St. Martin represents 2 of the finalists competing for a spot in the winners lists.

Prior campaigns have seen a full range of social media influencers: a US Senator, Governors, celebrities, mayors, and – of course – those already loyal to the nominees. I'm sure nominees would appreciate your support during their campaign to win.

These are the nominees:

  • Best Restaurant in the Caribbean
    • Bistrot Caraibes
  • Best Caribbean Resort
    • Grand Case Beach Club

Voting is open now, runs for four weeks only and ENDS ON Monday, February 11th. You can rock the vote at and of course we encourage you to share the contest URL with your social network. The public can vote once per day, per category.

To follow live voting action (and discover the most active campaigns for award categories), find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns or exciting news!