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Whether you pronounce it San Mar-TAN or Sint (Credit: AP)

Whether you pronounce it San Mar-TAN or Sint MAR-tin, tourists can experience the best of both worlds on this Caribbean island shared for some 350 years by the French and the Dutch.

The Caribbean

Resorts abound in the Caribbean, and it pays to look for deals.

The Beach Restaurant offers lunch to guests at
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The Beach Restaurant offers lunch to guests at the Peninsula House in the Dominican Republic. The restaurant is one mile from the hotel on Coson Beach; the hotel provides transportation to and from. (Undated)

The Peninsula House is a 12-room Victorian hotel
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The Peninsula House is a 12-room Victorian hotel on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. Here, masks from different regions of Africa adorn the walls of the hotel's pool house. (Undated)

The open-air patio at the center of the
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The open-air patio at the center of the Peninsula House, a 12-room Victorian hotel in the Dominican Republic (Undated)

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The Wellness Center at The BodyHoliday in St.
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The Wellness Center at The BodyHoliday in St. Lucia (Undated)

Water aerobics in the infinity pool at The
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Water aerobics in the infinity pool at The BodyHoliday is one of the many fitness classes offered in St. Lucia. (Undated)

Designed by famed Parisian designer Christian Liaigre, Le
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Designed by famed Parisian designer Christian Liaigre, Le Sereno in St. Barths is an intimate beachfront property of just 37 rooms. This season, the property will introduce Le Sereno Restaurant along with a new pool bar. (Undated)

The one-bedroom villas at Le Sereno in St.
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The one-bedroom villas at Le Sereno in St. Barths provide panoramic views of the Caribbean. (Undated)

Go biking alongside the Caribbean at Blue Haven
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Go biking alongside the Caribbean at Blue Haven Resort and Marina in the Turks and Caicos Islands. (Undated)

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Views from a Blue Haven Resort and Marina
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Views from a Blue Haven Resort and Marina suite in the Turks and Caicos Islands (Undated)

Explore the old city of Old San Juan
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Explore the old city of Old San Juan and stay in a Spanish Colonial building, Hotel El Convento in Puerto Rico. (Undated)

In Old San Juan, the historic Hotel El
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In Old San Juan, the historic Hotel El Convento offers culture for families in addition to sun and sand. Pictured here is the newly-renovated Patio del Nispero at El Convento. (Undated)

The Fairmont Southampton offers an Explorers Camp kids
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The Fairmont Southampton offers an Explorers Camp kids club, a fun, fully-supervised activity program created for kids. There are also lots of beaches and activities at the hotel and around Bermuda that are family-friendly and engaging for children of all ages. (Undated)

The Fairmont Southampton's private beach club is a
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The Fairmont Southampton's private beach club is a relaxing oasis where you can lounge, explore reefs with rentals from Dive Bermuda or sip on a tropical cocktail.

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Stay at this friendly 40-room hotel at The
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Stay at this friendly 40-room hotel at The Palms at Pelican Cove in St. Croix and go snorkeling along Long Reef. (Undated)

The Palms at Pelican Cove in St. Croix
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The Palms at Pelican Cove in St. Croix has large, spacious rooms; just a stone's throw away from the beach. All first floor rooms have a patio; second floor rooms have a balcony. (Undated)

Visiting chef Jeremiah Nathaniel offers a cooking demonstration
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Visiting chef Jeremiah Nathaniel offers a cooking demonstration to guests at the Villas at Sunset Lane in Antigua. He is preparing saltfish, a traditional dish in Antigua. (Undated)

Pictured here are three national dishes of Antigua
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Pictured here are three national dishes of Antigua and Barbuda. Clockwise from left are pepperpot (a mixture of sauteed spinach, okra and eggplant), stewed salted codfish and fungi (cornmeal and okra). All are typical dishes served at The Villas at Sunset Lane in Antigua. (Undated)

The Villas at Sunset Lane are built on
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The Villas at Sunset Lane are built on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean in Antigua. (Undated)

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The 2,000-plus room Moon Palace resort in Cancun
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The 2,000-plus room Moon Palace resort in Cancun offers a dolphin discovery.

People stroll along the beach in Cancun. (Aug.
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People stroll along the beach in Cancun. (Aug. 19, 2007)

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino Bonaire offers
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Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino Bonaire offers activities from island tours to night snorkeling.

At Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino Bonaire,
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At Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino Bonaire, one child per paying adult stays and eats free.

A honeycomb cowfish swims past a scuba diver
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A honeycomb cowfish swims past a scuba diver off the Caribbean Island of Bonaire. (April 21, 2011)

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Whether you pronounce it San Mar-TAN or Sint
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Whether you pronounce it San Mar-TAN or Sint MAR-tin, tourists can experience the best of both worlds on this Caribbean island shared for some 350 years by the French and the Dutch.

Rates at Moon Palace in Cancun start at
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Rates at Moon Palace in Cancun start at $210 per person.

The Royal Yacht Leander is seen moored in
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The Royal Yacht Leander is seen moored in Castries harbor in St. Lucia, during a trip by the royal couple. (March 7, 2008)

The beach in Oranjestad, Aruba. (Nov. 3, 2011)
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The beach in Oranjestad, Aruba. (Nov. 3, 2011)

Participants of Fresh Air Fund, which sends inner-city
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Participants of Fresh Air Fund, which sends inner-city New York kids to stay with Cayman Islands families, at Stingray City, Grand Cayman.

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At Moon Dance in Negril, Jamaica, you can
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At Moon Dance in Negril, Jamaica, you can opt for a boutique hotel and villa resort or your own private villa on a stretch of famed Seven Mile Beach -- consistently rated one of the top 10 beaches in the world.

Accommodations at Viceroy resort in Anguilla range from
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Accommodations at Viceroy resort in Anguilla range from rooms to villas.

A catamaran on the beach just outside St
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A catamaran on the beach just outside St John's in Dickenson Bay, Antigua. (March 10, 2008)

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