Sint Maarten is an island country in the Caribbean Sea and part of the Netherlands Antilles. The main island of St. Maarten and the northern French island of St. Martin form the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin. The islands are connected by an 8-kilometer bridge. The capital of Sint Maarten is Philipsburg. The island of St. Maarten is known for its white sandy beaches, Caribbean weather and lively nightlife.