The Refuge Restaurant and Lounge is the much anticipated extension of the iconic Sunset Beach Bar, probably one or the most famous beach bars in the world.

For decades, Lagoonies Bar & Café has been the preferred hang-out and watering hole of the sailing community. Located right on the shore of Simpson Bay Lagoon at Lagoon Marina, it is a tiny bit off the beaten path for land based visitors, but definitely worth the extra minute of driving from Simpson Bay to Cole Bay.

Vesna Taverna is one of the firmly established eateries right in the center of Simpson Bay. It started out many years ago as 'The Bagel House' and quickly became the choice spot for island residents and visitors for a delicious, healthy breakfast and lunch.

Feel the heartbeat of Sint Maarten by visiting Cheri's Cafe in the center of Maho Village. This a wonderful place to enjoy some delicious food, be it lunch or dinner.

Bon Appetit - Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, located right at the heart of Simpson Bay Resort. Featuring a relaxed, informal atmosphere and well priced French Cuisine. Featuring live music every evening. Just steps away from The Red Piano Bar.

Jimbo's Rock & Blues Café cooks up a delicious fare of Tex-Mex (recently renamed Carib-Mex) grilled over chips of smoking Mesquite. His menu ranges from "The Best Hamburger On The Island" (if its not - its on the house) to "Sizzling Lobster Fajitas".

Enjoy the gentle Caribbean evening breeze on the open terrasse of Isola Ristorante Italiano while dining on authentic Italian cuisine.  Adjacent to the popular Hollywood Casino and close to some of St. Maarten's largest resorts, Isola commands a premier spot on top of the hill leading to the Pelican neighborhood. 

With Esco Pazzo, there is now authentic Italian stone oven pizza available on the island of St. Maarten. The restaurant is located at the Princess Casino.

Great food is the least we expect from a restaurant. Ambiance, service, other guests.. all is part of a dining experience. But where are the places on St. Maarten/St. Martin which offer an additional, unusual twist? Something you can't expect in a regular eatery? Read up on our list to find out!

Welcome to the islands premier Yoga Studio and vegan cafe. Enjoy a wide variety of Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Pilates and Meditation classes for all levels.

For an elegant Italian dining experience, La Dolce Vita is one of Dutch St. Maarten's best choices. With its location at the large Port de Plaisance resort complex right on the border to the French side, the restaurant is easily accessible from that side of the island as well.

Known as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Caribbean", St. Maarten/St. Martin offers the widest variety of cuisine and prices of any other island in the world! We boast well over 300 restaurants serving anything from local BBQ ribs and chicken, to first class French fare cooked by famous chefs imported for the season from Paris.

Let Sherlyn cook for you!
A visit to our Antillean island of St. Maarten - St-Martin is only complete if you enjoy a meal the way the locals like to eat at home.

The PINEAPPLE PETE Restaurant is part of Pete's Village, offering a simple motto: “Great Food, Great Service”. This is exactly what you will find here, outstanding food, fast, friendly and efficient service offered in a cozy and casual atmosphere.

On the Dutch side of the island, a wide variety of restaurants provide culinary treats to delight your taste buds. Drawing influences from virtually every region of the world, this island's cuisine has become increasingly intriguing, exciting and adventurous whilst remaining faithful to national traditions.

The Charter House 18.63 is located right at the Simpson Bay Yacht Club. The outside terrace and the air-conditioned dining room provide a wonderful ambiance.

Topper’s Restaurant & Bar is a great international restaurant in a fun Caribbean cottage that celebrates all-American comfort cuisine alongside international culinary delights.

Within five minutes drive of each other, both Orient Bay and French Cul de Sac are home to a wonderful array of dining experiences. Orient Beach is St. Martin's flagship beach where the concept of the beach bar has been developed to new heights.

The new version of CUGINI TRATTORIA ITALIANA must be what all restaurant owners dream about: open the gates without any further announcement, and within hours all tables are busy! Such was the success of CUGINI's that even during the early weeks - commonly referred to as a 'soft opening'- reservations were a necessity.

Welcome to the Ocean Lounge for Fine Dining! Overlooking the beach and boardwalk, the Ocean Lounge Restaurant and Bar at the Holland House Beach Hotel has become the center of fine dining in the island's capital. With its contemporary elegance, the lounge would be equally appreciated in Miami Beach or Southern France and provides a welcome break from the standard rustic Caribbean look. Restaurant and bar are popular with residents, local power brokers and business people.

Marigot, the capital of French St. Martin, offers some of the charm of a small Gallic town, with a good dose of Caribbean ambiance. There are many outdoor bars and restaurants, some of the best places in unexpected locations. During the winter months, Wednesday and Thursday nights see Marigot truly come to life with street entertainment and many local bands playing live.

Sunset Bar & Grill is an institution on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten-Saint Martin – if not a destination in itself. Voted by an international magazine as one of the Top 3 beach bars in the world, Sunset Bar & Grill is so much more than just a shack on a tropical shore.


Right on a white sand beach, overlooking the turquoise Caribbean sea and only steps away from the region's most exciting shopping district, you'll find the Big Wood Grill, a truly Caribbean restaurant and bar with its own segment of Great Bay Beach.

It's no false hype: Grand Case IS the culinary capital of the Caribbean! This charming village on the northern coast of St. Martin is home to an amazing number of restaurants, ranging from basic local eateries to temples of 'Haute Cuisine' of almost every nationality.

SUSHIITTO promises Japanese food with a twist. Owned by Pierre Ferland of Pineapple Pete-fame, SUSHIITTO is St. Maarten's favorite place for sushi and teppanyaki-style dinners.



The different regions of tiny St. Maarten/St. Martin also provide for vastly different dining experiences. Get some insider pointers through the articles listed here.