Sint Maarten/Saint Martin is just a tiny dot in the Caribbean, but home to three distinct cultures – Dutch, French and a blending of both into exotic native heritage.   Dozens of beaches, lagoons, a mountain range, over 300 restaurants (the cuisine is world class!), luxury hotels and villas all combine to give every visitor an experience perfectly tailored to their preferences and interests.

Here’s just a sample of the wide variety of things you can do while on the island:

  • Phillipsburg – the capitol of Sint Maarten, you’ll find fantastic restaurants, great shopping (especially for jewelry), local bars and pubs and very nice beaches.

  • Marigot – Quaint and full of charm – even after Hurricane Irma – the capital of the French side of the island has great shopping and fabulous food.

  • Johnny Cakes – you can’t leave the island before you try this yummy local specialty made from cornmeal.  Want the best on the island? Check out Yvette’s in Marigot.  (Great seafood at reasonable prices at Yvette’s as well.)

  • Marigot Market – (French Side) - if you’re lucky enough to be on the island on a Saturday, be sure to take in the Marigot Market located just outside Marigot next to the sea front.  Yes, it will have the standard souvenir type shops, but also some charming local creations.  Don’t forget to haggle to get some real deals!

  • Loterie Farm – (French Side) - beautiful, 134 acre nature sanctuary with hiking trails and exhilarating zip lines.  Also has a pool with bar and eatery right on site.

  • Gambling Anyone? – (Dutch Side) – check out the casino at the Sonesta resort for all the gaming action you could want.  Black Jack, Roulette, Poker, Slots – you name it.

  • Semi-Submarine Ride – (Dutch side) – want to see some of the most diverse marine life in the world, but don’t want to get wet?  Check on this 50 minute, air conditioned, semi-submarine ride on the Bon Sea SXM around the island’s bays and inlets.

  • Maho Beach – (Dutch side) – if you are into airplanes, you won’t want to miss Maho Beach.  Get an up close and personal view of the planes landing at the St. Maarten/St. Martin airport.  Truly exhilarating!

  • Bicycle Tour – get a view of the island from a different perspective on a fun, easy-to-pedal bike tour.  See neighboring islands, learn a little history and end with a stop at a local bar and eatery for some well-deserved refreshment.

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