Learn all about the Caribbean's most exciting vacation destination! If you appreciate gourmet food, world class duty free shopping, vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches, year-round warm climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a Caribbean twist, Sint Maarten - Saint Martin is for you!
- Visit our famous airport runway Visit our famous airport runway
- Not only beaches, but variety Not only beaches, but variety
- The Caribbean's best parties The Caribbean's best parties
- Activities for everyone Activities for everyone
- Sailing excursions and snorkeling Sailing excursions and snorkeling
- Real duty free shopping! Real duty free shopping!
- Caribbean home to super yachts Caribbean home to super yachts
- Casinos for your entertainment Casinos for your entertainment
INTRODUCING ST. MAARTEN / ST-MARTIN Click on tabs to close and open
A fact so charming, it always has to be mentioned first: This island is the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two different nations. Only 37 square miles are governed by France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (where Dutch Sint Maarten is an independent Caribbean country within the Kingdom).
ST-MAARTEN.COM offers you hundreds of pages of island information. We believe that SXM (as locals like to shorten it) is very unique amongst the Antillean islands.
Island Introduction - the most important aspects on one page
Beaches for every taste - busy or secluded
Dutch Side - the different areas of Dutch Sint Maarten
French Side - the different areas of French Saint Martin
The Basics - from money to weather
History - Much happened here in the past
Lifestyle & Culture - A culture of tolerance
Other Islands - meet our neighbors Anguilla, St. Barths, Saba, St. Eustatius (Statia)
BEST THINGS TO DO
- Ferry to neighoring island Ferry to neighoring island
- Catamaran Day Charter Excursions Catamaran Day Charter Excursions
- Sunset Cruises Sunset Cruises
- Explore in a rental car Explore in a rental car
- Have fun with a Rhino Rider Have fun with a Rhino Rider
- Take an island tour to see wildlife Take an island tour to see wildlife
- Visit deserted beach for snorkeling Visit deserted beach for snorkeling
- Day charter on a great sailing yacht Day charter on a great sailing yacht
GUIDED TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
Insider Tip about ISLAND TOURS: Take a tour around the island with an experienced local island guide. Don't take the big buses offered by the cruise lines, but rather book a customized tour from an operator endorsed by ST-MAARTEN.COM. You will save a lot of money AND have more fun! With most of the tours presented here, you will also be able to spend time at our famous Princess Juliana International Airport - where you can ride the jet blast (or watch others getting 'blown')
JO JUNIE TOURS - Guided, customized tours around the island.
All of St. Maarten in one day! Including a stop at the airport runway! ALSO GREAT FOR CRUISE SHIP VISITORS!
BOAT TRIPS: Take a sailing trip around St. Maarten's coast line, visit deserted beaches, snorkel ...and enjoy an open bar! Or take a Rhino Rider personal water-craft and scoot around the coast - with a guide boat leading you to the best snorkeling spots.
AQUA MANIA ADVENTURES - Everything on the water!
Simpson Bay/Pelican - Catamaran day charter excursions, Anguilla trips, Saba ferry service, boat rental, scuba diving - ALSO GREAT FOR CRUISE SHIP VISITORS!
CELINE CHARTER - Motor yacht catamaran day charter
Sunset cruises, snorkeling, deserted islands and the famous Pub Crawl at night.
GOLDEN EAGLE - Catamaran day trips
Philipsburg, Bobby's Marina - trips for snorkeling and cruising, also to Anguilla - ALSO GREAT FOR CRUISE SHIP VISITORS!
POWER RAFTING - Fast way along St. Maarten's coast line
Philipsburg, Bobby's Marina - Beach and snorkel adventure - ALSO GREAT FOR CRUISE SHIP VISITORS!
QUALITY TIMES by Eagle Tours - the fastest catamaran
Philipsburg, Chesterfield's Marina - wide variety of excursions - ALSO GREAT FOR CRUISE SHIP VISITORS!
RANDOM WIND - Classic sailing yacht
Simpson Bay - Day charter on a classic sailing yacht - ALSO GREAT FOR CRUISE SHIP VISITORS!
RHINO SAFARI EXCURSIONS - Pilot your own watercraft!
Simpson Bay - Guided excursion to the best snorkeling areas - RECOMMENDED FOR CRUISE SHIP VISITORS!
Country Club at Port de Plaisance - Cole Bay
This is the islands leading gym, sports facility with tennis courts, as well as a complete spa
Miguel's Spa - at the Atrium Resort, Simpson Bay
Established hair dresser
Personal Trainer - Dayana Mota
Available at the Country Club or any other location, Dayana is the island's leading fitness expert
BEST PLACES TO SHOP
- Charming alleys with hidden treasures Charming alleys with hidden treasures
- An elegant main street An elegant main street
- Best jewelers anywhere Best jewelers anywhere
- No limits... No limits...
- Or just get an authentic souvenir at Shipwreck Shops Or just get an authentic souvenir at Shipwreck Shops
- Blue Mall for luxury brands Blue Mall for luxury brands
- European fashion in Blue Mall European fashion in Blue Mall
- For cameras go to Chulani's Photography For cameras go to Chulani's Photography
JEWELRY: No other destination can beat the island's jewelry shops. Combine a tax free island with a fiercely competitive market and you got the best prices possible. Browse the list of jewelers, endorsed by ST-MAARTEN.COM for good business practices.
Ballerina Jewelers - Philipsburg, Front Street and other locations
Caribbean Gems - Philipsburg, Front Street - two locations
Diamonds International - Philipsburg, Front Street and other locations
Grand Jewelers - Philipsburg, Front Street
Helena Jewelers - Philipsburg, Front Street
Infinity Jewelers - Philipsburg, Front Street
Jewels by Love - Philipsburg, Front Street and Marigot
Joe's Jewelry International - Philipsburg, Front Street and other addresses with five locations
Little Switzerland - Philipsburg, Front Street
Macey's International Jewelers - Philipsburg, Front Street
Omni Jewelers- Philipsburg, Front Street/Central Town Square at Capt. Hodge Pier
Oro Diamanté - Philipsburg, Front Street and Sonesta Great Bay Hotel
Riviera Jewelry - Maho Shopping Plaza
Royal Caribbean Jewelers - Philipsburg, Front Street
Shiva's Jewelers - Philipsburg, Front Street
The Art Box Gallery - Philipsburg, Bobby's Marina Village
Ultimate Jewelers - Philipsburg, Front Street
Value Jeweles - Philipsburg, Front Street
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Friendly Island Pharmacy - Cole Bay
Orange Grove Pharmacy - Cole Bay - island-wide 27/7 delivery!
Simpson Bay Pharmacy - Simpson Bay Yacht Club
BEST PLACES TO STAY
- Atrium Beach Resort Atrium Beach Resort
- Fantastic Vacation Villas Fantastic Vacation Villas
- Princess Heights Boutique Apartment Hotel Princess Heights Boutique Apartment Hotel
- Room at the Atrium Beach Resort Room at the Atrium Beach Resort
- Close to entertainment: The Atrium Close to entertainment: The Atrium
- Holland House in Philipsburg Holland House in Philipsburg
- Horizon View Beach Front Hotel Horizon View Beach Front Hotel
- Summit Resort Hotel above the Lagoon Summit Resort Hotel above the Lagoon
HOTELS & RESORTS: The resorts/hotels featured here are all very special in their own way. All offer very unique locations:
Would you like to stay in Philipsburg, close to shopping and cruise ships? The elegant Holland House Beach Hotel and the comfortable Horizon View Beach Hotel are your best choices. Located in the Dawn Beach region, but also only a few minutes by car from Philipsburg is the Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel.
You prefer being close to lots of restaurants, bars, night-life, casinos? The Atrium Beach Resort will be your favorite!
Off the beaten path and affordable? The Summit Resort in the Cupecoy region offers glorious views over Simpson Bay Lagoon. The Blue Bay Beach Hotel is right on the island's signature beach: Orient Beach!
VACATION RENTALS: If you prefer 'your own place', check out the list of our vacation rental specialists. They offer an amazing portfolio of luxury villas in St. Maarten/St. Martin's best locations: from beach front to breathtaking mountain view - it's all here.
ALL RECOMMENDED HOTELS & RESORTS
Atrium Beach Resort & Spa - Best Simpson Bay location close to bars, restaurants and entertainment
Blue Bay Beach Hotel - Comfortable and affordable accommodations on Orient Beach
Holland House Beach Hotel - Premier hotel in Philipsburg with excellent restaurant
Horizon View Beach Hotel - Comfortable accommodations on the beach in Philipsburg
Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel - Beautiful suites with glorious views over Dawn Beach - close to Philipburg
The Summit Resort Hotel - a hidden treasure in the Cupecoy region, located on a bluff above the Lagoon with glorious views
ALL VACATION RENTALS
Dream Beach Vacations - the 'dream team' of Marianne and Marinka will organize the perfect villa or condo-rental vacation for you
Jennifer's Vacation Villas - with decades of experience, they have a strong selection of rentals
Sell My Timeshare Now! - or rent it here
Sunshine Properties - the vacation rental division of a strong real estate company
Rent from Owner - Private listings
BEST PLACES TO EATRESTAURANTS: This is the Caribbean's gourmet island, even though gourmands will be equally happy. The food choices are legion - too many to list - just be assured that there are restaurants here to please any palate.
Bon Appetit French Brasserie - Pelican - French and international cuisine
Charter House 1863 - Simpson Bay Yacht Club - Steak, seafood, international
Cugini Trattoria Italiana - Simpson Bay/Cole Bay - Italian
Esco Pazzo Pizzeria - Cole Bay, Port de Plaisance (at Princess Casino) - Italian
Jimbo's Rock & Blues Café - Simpson Bay Yacht Club - CaribMex
La Dolce Vita - Cole Bay, Port de Plaisance (at Princess Casino) - Italian
Ocean Lounge - Philipsburg, Boardwalk (at the Holland House) - international
Pineapple Pete - Simpson Bay/Cole Bay, Welfare Road - international
Sunset Bar & Grill - Maho Beach (behind the airport runway) - international comfort food
Sushiitto - Cole Bay, Port de Plaisance (at the Princess Casino) - Japanese
Topper's Restaurant & Bar - Simpson Bay, Welfare Road - American and international
Vesna Taverna - Simpson Bay, Airport Road - French and international
PARTY & NIGHTLIFE
Party: St. Maarten/St. Martin comes to life after dark. If you're a night owl, you've chosen the right destination!
Princess Casino - Cole Bay, Port de Plaisance
Red Piano - Pelican - Very popular night spot with live entertainment
Sunset Bar & Grill - there is a party going on, day and night
RENTAL CARS: St. Maarten is a safe and rather small Caribbean island: perfect to be explored by car! Amongst the large number of rental car suppliers, we have selected solid companies, which you can trust for their well maintained fleets and good business ethics.
Dollar/Thrifty Car Rental - Airport booth and five other locations around the island
Empress Rent a Car - Airport booth and Airport Boulevard main location
Francine's Rentals - Airport Boulevard
Leisure Car Rental - Next to the airport
Paradise Car Rental - Simpson Bay, Airport Boulevard
Sax Car Rental - Simpson Bay at the end of the airport runway
Smart Car Rental - Cole Bay, Welfare Road
Travel Rent a Car - Beacon Hill (behind airport)
Unity Car Rental - Simpson Bay, Sister Modesta Road
Here our rates for two popular rental car categories:
BUSINESS & INVESTMENTS
Brightpath Business Solutions - Maho Shopping Plaza - Company formation, residency, staffing of new companies. BRIGHTPATH is the investor's one-stop-shop!
REAL ESTATE: St. Maarten/St-Martin has a very active real estate market. If you are looking for your perfect vacation home, a new permanent residence or an investment, ST-MAARTEN.COM will connect you to realty specialists with a stellar track record.
Dream Beach Vacations - Simpson Bay, Airport Road
Island Real Estate Team - Simpson Bay/Cole Bay, Welfare Road
Sunshine Properties - Simpson Bay/Cole Bay, Welfare Road
Tendal Real Estate - Simpson Bay/Cole Bay, Welfare Road
Trust Real Estate - Cole Bay, Welfare Drive
WEDDINGS & OTHER SERVICES
SERVICES: A wide variety of professional services is available. Dreaming of a wedding on a Caribbean beach? 'Marry Me' will be able to guide you all the way. Less romantic, but sometimes even more important: For immediate office needs and for shipping and receiving parcels, there is the Business Point in Simpson Bay. For establishing a business on the island, you should rely on the services of Brightpath.
Dream Beach Vacations Property Management - Simpson Bay, Airport Road
Rising Sun Tours - Marigot - Event organizer and tourism consultant
Scarlet Internet & Phone - Simpson Bay/Cole Bay - Internet rentals
Sell My Timeshare Now! - On-line
Sint Maarten Marry Me - Philipsburg, Emmaplein - Full service wedding planers
The Business Point - Simpson Bay Yacht Club - Mail, Internet and many other services
INTER-ACTIVE MAP OF ST. MAARTEN - ST. MARTIN
Webcam Maho Beach - Sunset Beach Bar with view on airport runway coming soon!
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