St. Martin is culturally diverse in a very small area, and there are some great corporate gifts for groups going to St. Marten that highlight this diversity. The northern two thirds of St. Maarten belongs to French Guadeloupe and is called St. Martin. The southern third is part of the Netherlands Antilles chain of islands and is politically linked to the Netherlands.
Guavaberry is considered a national treasure, often used during Christmastime and the subject of many songs and folk tales, and we consider it one of the best authentic souvenirs of this Caribbean Island. It is a cherished symbol of the olden days. It is made from fine oak aged rum, cane sugar & wild Sint Maarten Guavaberries. The fruit is found high in the warm hills in the centre of the island. They are rare. The aged liqueur has a woody, fruity, spicy, bitter-sweet flavor all of its own. The Guavaberry fruit has never been cultivated and with the exception of a recent revival on St. Maarten/St Martin, it was more popular 100 years ago than it is today. First cousin to clove & eucalyptus, the trees are hard to grow, the fruit is difficult to harvest & there is little flesh on the Guavaberry. The trees bear fruit at completely different times each year & often, on Sint Maarten/St. Martin, there is no crop at all. In an eight hour day, a healthy person would have difficulty in picking & filling a five gallon basket with the tiny fruits.
There are several excellent local hot sauces and barbecue sauces made in St. Martin that highlight local fruits and flavors. An assortment of these sauces make a great corporate gift and will be a reminder of their stay for a long time to come.
There are several artists local to St. Martin that produce beautiful prints and artwork that are always a serene reflection of the Caribbean atmosphere.
We offer a full line of local artisan tableware that is the perfect corporate gift. From serving utensils to table accessories, these pieces are detailed and will be gifts to treasure for a lifetime.
There is an artist on St. Martin that created exquisite ceramics with finely detailed designs of St. Martin life and flora and fauna. It makes for a wonderful souvenir of a corporate group’s stay on the island.
Working with our on-island partners, we are able to offer welcome baskets filled with snacks and goodies that are perfect as a welcome amenity. Filled with salty and sweet snacks and fruit, these baskets will provide a warm welcome to your corporate group.
Please contact us for more St. Martin corporate gift ideas. We source directly from within St. Martin for the majority of our items, thereby avoiding extra fees and duties, and providing authentic local flavor to your corporate gifting. In addition, we are experts at shipping, customs and duties for shipping in gift items and will handle all aspects of getting gift items to you at your hotel. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please ask us and we will source it for you.