Learn more 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!
SINT MAARTEN - SAINT MARTIN provides vacationers the opportunity to enjoy three distinct cultures on one 37 square mile island. There is the delightfulness and soberness of the Dutch on one side, the savoir-faire of the French on the other, and the blending of both with exotic native heritage.
Add dozens of beaches and lagoons, luxury hotels, elegant villas, and over 300 restaurants and you may understand why St. Martin is the most visited of all the Leewards. All the great chefs, European, American, or Asian vie to compete in this gourmet capital of the Caribbean, creating cuisines equal to the best of Paris or New York. Shopping on the island is duty free and casinos, discos and night clubs stay open till dawn. Jumbo jets from world centers land here and charters allow visits to the smaller Leewards. There is something to satisfy every taste on St.Martin ...
Things to Do for Cruise Ship Visitors
Got only one day on St. Maarten? Here are some recommendations of how to spend your day:
Take a tour around the complete island with an experienced guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned van and enjoy all the sights, beach and shopping. Don't miss a visit to Maho Beach with >>> Sunset Bar & Grill, to watch the famous airport runway with planes approaching just a few feet above your head. >>> Jo Juni Tours is a first rate tour operator to take you there, or completely around the island. Another is a certified ambassador, born and raised in St. Maarten: Diederick, owner of >>> Diederick SXM Islande Tours, whose clients always give great praise. Save big money over the tours offered by the cruise lines and enjoy the luxury of a customized island experience.
Take out a jet-ski to roam the island's coastline. Or research and book any other island activity online with >>> SXM Deals
Explore the Philipsburg Boardwalk along glorius Great Bay Beach, many bars, restaurants, shops and landmarks on a SEGWAY, provided by >>> Fun & Roll Tours
Experience on-the-water excitement piloting your very own two-man RHINO Watercraft. The award-winning >>> Rhino Excursion guides you on your own boat to the best coastal spots. Or explore on your own boat by renting an unsinkable Boston Whaler from >>> St. Maarten Boat Rentals.
Shop for amazing jewelry bargains in Philipsburg and get unique island souvenirs at one of the >>> Shipwreck Shops or visit >>>Shop-N-Spree on Front Street for a very complete selection of locally produced gifts and Cuban cigars.
Experience an authentic square rigged Tall Ship – have a fun sail around the island's coast the old fashioned way >>> Lord Sheffield.
>>> Random Wind is a classic, world-cruising sailing yacht and available for wonderful daytrips around the coast.