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"The friendly island" of St. Maarten and St. Martin

In this 37 square mile area, you will be amazed by the breathtaking landscape, fluttering butterflies, blue turquoise waters, beautiful white sand beaches, delicious food, delightful Duty Free and Tax Free shopping, glorious Caribbean sunshine during the day, and a vibrant nightlife at night... St. Maarten/St. Martin offers a broad array of entertainment for everybody, from families to honeymooners. During the day, you can do almost anything from relaxing by your hotel or villa pool, or lying on the beach with a good book, to the many different activities available: Horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, kayaking, hiking (even up to the peak of Pic Paradis!), mountain biking, sailing and deep sea fishing are some of the most popular activities on St Maarten and St Martin.
During the evenings, enjoy the vibrant nightlife of tropical cocktails, casinos, steel bands, dance clubs, discotheques, open air cafes and incredible fine dining. Whatever your tropical vacation desires are, you will find it, for sure, on Sint Maarten or Saint Martin. We have listed only a popular selection of the broad array of things to do.
  • Butterflies Butterflies Colorful butterflies at butterfly farm
  • Zip Line Zip Line Canopy tour at Loterie Farm
  • Fishing Fishing Deep sea fishing
  • Diving Diving Off Shore diving
  • Hobbie Cat Hobbie Cat Sailing at Orient Bay
  • Riding Riding Horse riding on beaches
  • Jet Ski Jet Ski Ride a jet ski at Orient Bay
  • ATV ATV Quad - ATV Tours or Rental
  • Rent a Car Rent a Car Island exploring by rental car
  • Surfing Surfing Wind and Kite Surfing
  • Yachting Yachting Sail or motor boats

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Going to St Maarten and looking for fun things to do? Plenty of places to do something you never dreamt of before.

Activities on St Maarten/St Martin
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Boat trips

Boat trips on St Maarten/St Martin

Boat trips

There are plenty of full or half day boat trips available on the island. Try a day trip to one of the neighboring islands and hideaways. Voyager goes daily to St. Barths from Marigot or Oyster Pond. No departure tax!
Phone on Sint Maarten 542-4096

The lower priced Rapid Explorer leaves from Bobby's Marina (Philipsburg) to St. Barth's. Verify operating as it might be out of service at times. Please, keep in mind that departure taxes apply, which brings the rates at par.

Individual Boat Trips

Beside boat trips for groups, individually arranged boat trips are a great experience and might meet more the expecations than a standardized tour.
Charter Beauty III, Enduro 41 offshore cruiser!
Visiting a Caribbean island provides a great opportunity to explore the blue green colored seas as nowhere else. The best way to do it is on a luxury private boat charter! Visit Beauty III webpage for info!
Beauty III, luxury 41 offshore cruiser in St. Martin/St. Maarten

Boat trips

Seaside Charters boat trips and sea excursions

Boat & Snorkeling
Excursions

Captain Alans Boat and Snorkeling excursions

Other Boat Trips and Rentals St. Martin and St. Maarten

Various Day charter companies provide services, either from the Marigot Marina Royale, from Anse Marcel or from Great Bay in Philipsburg. Another exciting trip is guaranteed on the popular catamaran Scoobidoo (Oyster Pond)
Website Scoobidoo Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 520-253

"Scorpion" is a 38 ft speed boat for excursion and taxi services between st. Maarten, Anguilla and St. Barts.
Phone on St. Martin(721) 527 1444
or Email to Scorpion spedd boat

MV Shauna II takes you from Juliana airport to Anguilla, private charter with max. of 12 passengers. Other charters on request at Phone on St. Maarten (721) 533-1820 or 580-8584 or Email to MV Shauna II

More Boat Trips

Captain Alan offers a "Three Island Snorkeling Excursion" that takes you to the lesser visited islands of Tintamarre, Pinel and Green Key. Trips start at the dock at Great House Marina at Oyster Pond.
Website Captain Alan Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin (721) 524-1386 or 580-0377 or Email to Captain Alans


Contact Aquamania Adventures for their boat excursion program (leaving from Pelican Marina in Simpson Bay).
Website of Aquamania Adventures Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 544-2640

Robinson Speed boat tours SXM for snorkeling and beaches with C Mike, daily tours, private charters, excursions for the cruise ship passengers.
Website of Robinson Speed boat tours SXM Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin (721) 581-3798

For more boat options, see sailing here!

Captain Alan's
Boat Charters

Captain Alans Boat and Snorkeling excursions

Info on Boating Do you need a skipper?
Due to the many reefs and challenging waters only very few boat rentals provide boats without a captain, and only if you have experience and proper licences!
St. Maarten and St. Martin Island information for tourists

Butterfly Farm
Butterfly Farm on St Maarten/St Martin

 

Butterfly Farm

The Butterfly Farm features hundreds of rare and exotic butterflies in a tranquil atmosphere: beautifully landscaped, in a quiet garden with waterfall, ponds, Japanese fish and mystical music. The best time to go is early in the morning to watch the butterflies emerging from their cocoons and taking their first flight. The farm does informative guided tours, and is great fun also for kids. Located in Le Galion area next to Bayside Riding stables. Open year round 9am to 4:30pm. Website Butterflyfarm St. Martin Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 873-121 Butterfly Farm.

Butterfly Farm

Butterfly Farm St. Martin

Diving

Diving on Sint Maarten-Saint Martin

Diving and Snorkeling

The crystalline waters surrounding St. Maarten/St. Martin allow for clear visibility up to 100 feet, and sometimes even more. Coral reefs are teaming with marine life, providing more than 40 excellent dive sites off St Maarten´s coast. Some of the reefs are located close to shore making them accessible to snorkelers as well. Certified scuba divers can rent tanks and equipment at water sport shops around the island. For example here: The Scuba Shop Telephone 545-3213 in Simpson Bay or at their office in Oyster Pond Marina Telephone 0590 874-801.

Alternatively go for one of the professional dive operators and schools. Caribbean Dive College is the "one stop for all your diving on St. Maarten". Fun dives as well as PADI, DAN, DSAT or HSA courses.
Website Caribbean Dive College Telephone 587-0024 or
Caribbean Dive College Sint Maarten

Dive courses for advanced and novice divers are also available, at Dive Adventures, Pelican Marina (Pelican Key)
Telephone 544-2640.


Dive Safaris, Bobby´s Marina Telephone 542-9001.
Ocean Explorers, Simpson Bay Telephone 544-5252.
Scuba Fun Dive Center, Dock Maarten, Great Bay Marina, Philipsburg Website of Scuba Fun Dive Center Telephone 542-396
Sea Dolphin, Nettle Bay, Telephone 0590 876-072.
Aqua Mania Adventures, Pelican Marina, Telephone 544-2640.

If you prefer snorkeling, a mask, fins and snorkel cost a few dollars a day, e.g. at Kontiki Watersports (Orient Bay)
Telephone 0590 874-689 or at The Scuba Shop Telephone 545-3213.

Diving

Snorkeling on Sint Maarten-Saint Martin


Driving Off Road

ATV on St. Martin and St. Maarten

Driving Off Road with an ATV

Several operators offer vehicles for going off road. They are mostly guided tours. An ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) is one method offered by Quad' Venture Telephone 524-1624 or Telephone 0690 562-036. They start their tours at Orient Bay. Half day tour starts at $ 60. No kids allowed on vehicles! Nasa, close to the cruise ship pier, offers ATV's without restrictions (kids allowed, no guided tours). See at our rental section.
There are some operators, who specialize in
Jeeps and Enduro motorbikes, which all can be rented.

Driving On Road Alternatives

Scooters are available at some rental offices. We do not recommend scooters due to the road conditions, and prevalent driving style.

No mopeds are available for rent!

Harley Davidson rental is another option, see rental car section. We have the same concerns as said before for scooters.

Two Wheels

Renting a motobike - may be not the best way to see the island


Kids and Family


Segway trip on baordwalk
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for enlarged photo!

Driving the Segway

Experience the Segway’s amazing abilities and explore Philipsburg's beaches and waterfront on a Segway tour along the scenic beachfront boardwalk.
The tour starts from the Holland House Hotel.

Go Kart Racing for Kids and Adults

The Go-Karting "Coconut Trees" track in La Savane reopened after it burned down in 2013.

GoKart facility Coconut tree You find it next to the Delta gas station on the right side of the main road between Marigot and Grand Case.

Boardwalk Philipsburg

Party Fun


Island Pedals

BeerCycling in St Maarten

This activity is a 14 person pedal powered bar on wheels located in Philipsburg. The tour takes place on the Boardwalk as you cruise up and down making multiple stops along the way. Each tour is approximately 60 minutes long. The tour offers an open bar option that will serve you ice cold Heineken beer. Open year round 9:00am to 10:00pm by reservation only.
Island Pedals
Telephone Island Pedals 523-4272 or Island Pedals Sint Maarten

Exploring the island with 'Da Party Bus'

A traditional school bus converted into a plush, artistic, wild and colorful party bus with a unique Caribbean look and flavor.
Da Party Bus
Telephone Island Pedals 554 2858

Island Party Fun


Da Party Bus

Exploring the Island

N
eed a rental car to get around?

Best for less car rental in St. Maarten, recommended by visitors of Sint-Maarten.net !

Exploring the Island by Car

We strongly recommend to rent a car. It is much safer and more convenient than renting a scooter, bicycle, or ATV. Rental rates are low and plenty of companies offer a large choice of cars. You don't need a four wheel drive, if you stay on the main roads.
Taxis are relatively expensive on the island. Public transport is difficult to manage and runs infrequently. A rental car is the better economical choice.
Regardless, whether you rent on the Dutch side or French side, the rates, procedures, and models are very similar. Rental car offices are at both airports, at the cruise ship port, at the ferry ports in Marigot and Oyster Pond and at several other locations on the island.
The international rental car providers are represented through local agents. Local rental car providers
and international brands are equally competitive and their cars are comparable regards maintenance and features.

Please, review our listing of rental car companies and useful tips on driving on the island.

Exploring the Island

Coastal Car Rental

Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing with Lee Fish

Fishing

Your best chances for a fishing charter are at Lee Fish on Simpson Bay Website of Lee Fish Telephone 544-4233. Best fishing grounds are close by to catch marlin, tuna or dolphin. The drop off at La Samanna Resort is supposed to be the best spot for blackfin tuna and wahoo. The "Marlin Boulevard" is a famous spot for marlin. St. Maarten/St Martin holds periodically big game fishing tournaments, e.g. the Marlin Cup in Marigot in May, or The Billfish Tournament in June.

Golf

There is an 18 hole golf course at the dysfunctional Mullet Bay Resort on Dutch Sint Maarten, surrounded by water and palm trees. The Golf course is located between the Simpson Bay Lagoon and the Caribbean sea. $106.00 for 18 holes with mobile cart or $70.00 with pull cart. Golf clubs can be rented, too at $26.00 (18 holes) or $21.00 (9 holes). Call the Golf pro shop at Phone Golf at Mullet Bay on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 545-2801 before 4pm for tee off times and for more information.

Golf


Golf on Sint Maarten-Saint Martin

St. Maarten and St. Martin Island information for tourists

Paddle to Pinel


Stand Up Paddling to Pinel Island
Tour to Pinel Island

Stand Up Paddling and Kayaking

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is an exiting way to discover new perspectives of the waters between St. Martin (near Orient Beach) and Pinel Island. Beginner or advanced water pro, you will enjoy the great underwater world at this flat stretch of seabed. SUP is great fun for all!

Stand Up Paddling



Pinel Island
is the "Caribbean dream come true" destination. Going by SUP gives an additional kick. If your ambitions are more focused on kayaking, Caribbean Paddling offers kayaks, too. More info:
Website of Stand up Paddling or Email of Stand Up Paddling

Alternatively, try Coconut Reef Glass Bottom Kayak Tours on the 'Dutch side' - see the tropical fish and coral reefs, explore above and below the water
. Coconut Reef Surf School- learn to surf with ISA Qualified Coaches, and Qualified Beach Lifeguards Telephone Sint-Maarten prefix 721 587-1503 or Email of Stand Up Paddling

Educational Trip

Tropical Flowers

St. Maarten and St. Martin Island information for tourists

Helicopter Flights

Sightseeing Flights over St. Martin and other islands

Bird's Eye View

Discover St Martin & Anguilla from the air. Soar above the Caribbean turquoise waters & white beaches and enjoy the exceptional bird's eye view. CORAIL HELICOPTER TOURS is based in Grand Case airport. Telephone of Corail + 590 590 69 81 81.

Excursions by Airplane

If you wish to do a day visit of Guadeloupe or Martinique, multiple flights start at the Grand Case airport (SFG), see more here.

The main island airport (SXM) on Sint Maarten offers many daily flights to other Caribbean destinations, such as Saba, St. Barth, St. Kitts and other close by islands. Many flights are less than 1/2 hour, e.g. to St. Barth or Saba.

Saba Airport
Saba Airport
 
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St. Maarten and St. Martin Island information for tourists

Hiking

Hiking and Running St Maarten/St Martin

Hiking & Running

You can do a little bit of a work out at the Lottery Farm hike. The Loterie Farm´s eco-hike is a must for sports enthusiast or nature lovers! Tri-Sport is another eco tourism specialist. The Heritage Foundation Phone on Sint Maarten 542-4917, and the St Maarten Museum also organize hikes. The St Maarten Road Runners Club is open to the public, and does weekly fun training runs, Phone on Sint Maarten 556-7815. They also organize special events. Best time to run is early morning and sunset.

Hobbie Cat Sailing

If you are up to get away from it all, discover the neighboring islands with a day at sea on a thrilling Hobbie Cat. On Orient Bay, you will find the best choice. Rentals are available at
Bikini Beach Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 270-748
Kakao Beach Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0690 109-890 or
Kontiki Watersports Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 874-689
Hobbie Cat Resort Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 294-157.

Hobbie Cat

Hobbie Cat on St Martin

Horseback
Riding

 

Horseback Riding in St Maarten/St Martin

Horseback Riding

Seaside Nature Park is at Cole Bay (off Welfare Rd) is next to the island's power plant (GEBE) on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten. Lucky Stables offers horse back riding for all level of riders.
Riding in the sea Seaside Nature Park also offers hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking. Open daily.
Website of Seeside Nature Park Lucky Stables Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin
544-5255 or 526-3632



Bayside Riding Stables on the road to Le Galion Beach (French side) is a well equipped Equestrian Center with horses and ponies for all courses. The rides take trails through the Marine Reserve and along the shore of Le Galion up to Orient Beach. Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 873-664.

There are some other small horse riding operations, which come and go, and you may have to ask locals for more information.

Horseback
Riding

 

Horseback riding for kids at Galion Beach

Kite surfing

Kitesurfing in Saint Martin

Kite surfing

Kite surfing is becoming more and more popular, and this "new wave" doesn´t stop on this island either! Perfect places to start with Kite surfing are Orient Bay and Le Galion. You find a Kite surfing School on Orient Bay. The most popular spot however for already experienced Kite surfer is at the Lookout, at "Baie d'Embouchure", located half way between Oyster Pond and Quartier d'Orleans (French Quarter).

Loterie Farm / Fly Zone

Located just off the road to Pic Paradis, is an excellent place to explore what life in the Caribbean must have been like. This unique farm once cultivated sugar cane, now, it is the ecological showcase of a Californian philanthropist. You can hike for an hour through the "hidden forest" with splendid views towards the Caribbean Sea, Marigot, and the island of Anguilla. Alternatively "fly the trees" on a tree top tour at the Fly Zone along ropes from tree to tree. The higher and more challenging tour is for adults and youngsters > 4 ft. tall. The lower and easier tour is for kids. They also have an excellent restaurant and a bar/lounge on site. Reservations for Fly Zone recommended on busy days (cruise ship days!). Closed on Mondays!
Website St. Martin St. Martin Loterie Farm Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 878-616. From US/Canada: 011-590-590-878-616.

Loterie Farm
at the Fly Zone

FlyZone at Loterie Farm in Saint Martin
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St. Maarten and St. Martin Island information for tourists
  Phone use on St. Maarten and St. Martin Phone Tips
Keep in mind when calling one of the phone numbers provided below from the USA, dial first either the Dutch country code 721 for all 7 digit numbers OR dial the French country code 590 for all 10 digit numbers starting with 0590 or 0690 (drop the first 0)
 

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in St Maarten/St Martin

Mountain Biking & Trekking

The trails around Pic Paradis, the island´s highest point, are an option for mountain biking. A great way to enjoy the more tranquil parts of the island. There are basically three main mountain bike trails on the island. The most popular one being a maze of single tracks called Bellevue with magnificent views of the Lagoon. Find out more from Tri-Sport in Simpson Bay, Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 545-4384, or from Authentic French Tours in Marigot Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 870-511.

Parasailing

If you are up to be suspended on a giant, inflated wing above the Atlantic ocean, go to Orient Beach. The scenery is terrific, particularly with a bird´s eye view under a parasail. The 2 mile long Orient Bay beach offers the largest range of options. Once there, try the water sports concessions at Bikini Beach Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 270-748, Kakao Beach Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0690 109-890, Kontiki Watersports Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 874-689.

On the Dutch side check out Aquamania Adventures Website of Aquamania Adventures Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 544-2640, or Westport Watersports Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 544-2557 at Kim Sha Beach.

Parasailing

Parasailing in St Martin

Sailing

Sailing in St Maarten/St Martin

Website of this business on America´s Cup

Sailing in St Maarten/St Martin

Sailing

St. Maarten Charter Deals
Select from a fleet of sail vessels. St. Maarten Charter Deals offers exceptional trips anywhere around St. Martin and the neighborhood islands. Conveniently located at Palapa Marina in Simpson Bay. Go snorkeling, fishing, sightseeing, kayaking, and all kinds of activities for private charter and groups. Visit the website for more information!
Website of St-Maarten-Charter Deals: We have deals 4every1 Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin (721) 522-4861 or 527-5006 or email Email to St Maarten Charter Deals


Ever dreamed of sailing in the America's Cup? On St. Maarten you can find out what it feels like to be a crew member on a 12 Meter America's Cup Yacht. The trip lasts 2 1/2 to 3 hours. If interested, drop by Bobby´s Marina (Great Bay, on the Dutch side) at The St Maarten 12 Metre Challenge, or browse through their web site Website of The St Maarten 12 Metre Challenge or call at Telephone 542-0045.

Aquamania Adventures offer sail cats aboard Lambada and Tango to Anguilla and Prickly Pear, and on board the Sand Dollar they offer a sightseeing and snorkeling combo. Website of this business Telephone 544-2640

Sailing

Bluebeard Charters offer day sail trips on their catamaran called the Heineken Cat to Anguilla and Prickly Pear with fabulous snorkeling included, from Simpson Bay Telephone 557-5935.

Another option is sailing on one of the big catamarans to St. Barths or to one of the other surrounding islands. There are many sail boats to choose from, one is The Golden Eagle Website of The Golden Eagle Telephone 542-3323 or Sailing on Sint Maarten St. Martin Cruise to the deserted island of Tintamarre on a picnic-sail and snorkel among the live coral reefs. A trip on a cat includes drinks, snacks and a lot of fun.

Passaat - a Classic Saling Experience welcomes you on the Passaat, a Classic Schooner, built in 1911, and takes you on a Day Sail, Sunset or Dinner Cruise.
For details: Website of Sailholiday.com Telephone 580-3301


If you consider a lagoon sunset booze cruise, you can go on Celine, a 40ft ocean-going catamaran. This cat takes you on a sunset tour of Simpson Bay Lagoon, never venturing out on the high seas Website of Bluebeard Charters Telephone 545-3961.

Sailing

Sailing in St Maarten/St Martin

Sunset Cruise

Sailing Charters on Sint Maarten

Submarine

Submarine in St Maarten/St Martin

Submersible / Semi-Submarine

If you are up to observe the underwater world without getting wet, take a ride on the Seaworld Explorer. The craft does not submerge, but has a lower observation deck five feet below the surface. Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 542-4078

Submersible / Semi-Submarine

The Seeworld Explorer is the only semi-submarine on the island, and takes you to some great reefs to admire the best of the underwater life. It departs from the pier, downtown Grand Case. The boat is not available off season or might not be available at times.

Submarine

Submarine in St Maarten/St Martin

Surfing

Surfing in St Maarten/St Martin

 

Surfing

Surfers should know that winter waves reach the North and West coasts of St Maarten/St Martin from November through March. The East coast comes alive with the passing of tropical systems from July through November. Some of the most popular surf spots include Guana Bay, Le Galion, Mullet Bay and Orient Bay. Board rentals are available at Le Galion beach and Orient Bay, e.g. at
Windy Reef Telephone 0590 870-837 or
Tropical Wave Telephone 0590 873-725
Surf School on 'Dutch'-side:
Coconut Reef Surf School Coconut Reef Surf School- learn to surf with ISA Qualified Coaches, and Qualified Beach Lifeguards Telephone Sint-Maarten prefix 721 587-1503 or Email of Stand Up Paddling


See also Windsurfing.

Surfing, Bodyboarding or Boogie Board

Surfing in St Maarten/St Martin

Body Board in St Maarten/St Martin
Surfing in St Maarten/St Martin
Body Board in St Maarten/St Martin

Surfing

Surfing in St Maarten/St Martin

Body Board in St Maarten/St Martin

 

Tennis

Tennis in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin

Tennis

You will find several tennis courts on St. Maarten/St. Martin. Some larger hotel or resort have their own court, or has made arrangements with a neighboring resort. One option would be at the Maho resort, and another one at Port de Plaisance. There is a public Tennis and Fitness Center in Dutch Cul-de-Sac. On the French side on the road crossing to Orient Bay and Anse Marcel is a Tennis Court open to the public, daily until 9pm. Another court is next to the Esmeralda resort in the Orient Bay area.

Tri-Sport

The eco tourist specialist Tri-Sport will guide you on hiking, biking or kayaking tours. They have offer bicycles and kayaks for rent only, or for sale. Tri-Sport is located on Airport Road near the Simpson Bay bridge, Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 545-4384 or Email to TriSport

Tri-Sport

Mountain Biking in St Maarten/St Martin

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding in St Martin

Wakeboarding

The community of wake boarders is rapidly growing, and this is true for St. Martin, too. For five years in a row, the annual growth rate of wake boarders is 10%! If you are into it or into wake skating, check out Phat Wake Zone at Hotel Mercure, Nettle Bay (Simpson Bay Lagoon side)Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0590 879-962, or Academie de la Glisse at Flamboyant Hotel, Nettle Bay Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0690 641-828. One of the most popular spots for wakeboarding is in Grand Case (ask at the Zen-it beach bar).

Waterskiing

If your game is water skiing, check out
Academie de la Glisse at Flamboyant Hotel, Nettle Bay Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 0690 641-828. They also offer wakeboarding and barefoot skiing.

Waterski in St Maarten/St Martin

Waterski

Wakeboarding in St Martin

Windsurfing

Windsurfing in St Maarten/St Martin

Windsurfing in St Maarten/St Martin

Windsurfing

Windsurfing with the gentle trade winds on St Martin is a treat! Season actually starts in Winter with the so called "Christmas Winds". Otherwise, Southern trade winds provide consistent conditions averaging 15 knots until July. Intermediates and advanced wind surfers should definitely go to Orient Bay, despite its frequent choppy conditions as the bay is facing the windward Atlantic coast. The possibilities are endless here: flat water sailing; swell and chop sailing between Green Cay and Pinel Island; speed runs to Pinel from Club Orient; or wave sailing in the reef at Green Cay. Another great place for Wind surfers, beginners and intermediates, is Le Galion Beach.

Windsurfing

Where to rent windsurfing equipment:
Club Orient Watersports Telephone 0590 873-385
Wind Adventures Telephone 0590 294 157
Le Galion Watersports (Tropical Wave) Telephone 590 873-725
Windy Reef Telephone 0590 870-837
Bikini Beach Telephone 0590 270-748
Kakao Beach Telephone 0690 109-890 or
Kontiki Watersports Telephone 0590 874-689
Reserve naturelle St Martin Telephone 0690 342-185.

Beaches on St Maarten/St Martin

Windsurfing

Windsurfing in St Maarten/St Martin


Windsurfing in St Maarten/St Martin

Workout, Spa & Gym

Workout in Sint Maarten

Workout & Gym

For the workout addicts, there is Marci´s Mega Gym in Simpson Bay. A training session at the gym will certainly help you to get rid of what you gained the previous night in one of the yummy restaurants! Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 545- 5616. Or check out Lorraine´s Fitness Center Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 542-2122.
The spa is another elaborate place to relax at the Maho Village Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 545-2808
DIOR Spa is an elegant place at the Cliff in Cupecoy. Skin care, anti-aging treatment, and hydrotherapy are some of the offered methods. Phone on Sint Maarten 546-6620 .

Yoda Guy

For lovers of special effect movies, there is a very special museum of "The Yoda Guy" Nick Maley, movie make-up wizard (and EMMY nominee) of movies like "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Star Wars" to visit on Front Street in Philipsburg (on the Eastern end, towards Jump-Up Casino).

Nick Maley Nick Maley
framed by visitors of his museum in Philipsburg

Yoda Guy

The Yoda Guy at Front Street St. Maarten

 

St. Maarten and St. Martin Island information for tourists

Zoo

The Zoo in Sint Maarten

Zoo - Closed for good after Hurricane Irma!

The St Maarten Park was top of the list of child-friendly activities. You could dDiscover many species of exotic mammals, reptiles and birds (including a large display of exotic parrots), featured in a tropical garden setting. The zoo was Located opposite Philipsburg at the northern edge of the Great Salt Pond and had to close down in the wake of Hurricane Irma Sept. 5/6, 2017.

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Parotte Ville is a walk in bird park in Belvedere/Dutch Quarter at Bishop Hill Road. It's home to a number of exotic birds, which include sun conures, ring-neck parakeet, black headed caiques and more. The park also features a small heritage (family) museum where visitors can see various antique items and a medicinal garden. Visitors receive a guided tour of 30 minutes. Phone on Sint Maarten/St. Martin 580-8516. Website of St. Maarten Zoo
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