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Be aware that most flights arriving into St. Maarten do not deplane through gates but down movable steps on the tarmac. Many of the newer hotels and resorts on the islands are equipped with handicapped-accessible bathrooms. Beaches can be difficult to access for those in wheelchairs, however. One surprising exception: The nudist resort, Club Orient (www.cluborient.com), on Orient Beach in French St. Martin, has not only wheelchair-accessible bathrooms but one of the island's few beach wheelchairs. The oceanfront boardwalk in Philipsburg is wide and flat, making it ideal for wheelchair travel.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.