Tips & Tricks
Ilet Pinel (Pinel Island)(beach) — this small paradise island lies just off the east coast of Saint Martin, at the heart of the Nature Reserve. Legend has it that in his attempt to capture the island of Saba, the buccaneer Pinel was driven back by the island’s inhabitants who hurled great rocks down on the […]
Le Galion (Galion Beach – Quartier d’Orléans) — The ultimate family beach, Galion Beach is a favorite spot for local families during island festivities. Le Galion is a surfers’ and windsurfers’ paradise and is well sheltered and protected from the ocean swell by its coral reef. Here, you can also practice snorkeling, sea kayaking, stand […]
Scuba Diving — along the coasts of Saint-Martin / Sint Maarten, over 55 sites are currently listed and visited daily by dive centers, which welcome every year a growing number of passionate lovers of the subsea. From beginners to masters, all levels can find here welcoming structures to start discovering the island´s largest playground: its […]
Simpson Bay (Sint Maarten) — Skirting the runway of Princess Juliana International Airport and the picturesque fishing village of Simpson Bay, this undeveloped strip of fine sand runs to the foot of the “Pointe Burgeaux” rocks.
Windsurfing – visitors interested in this watersport activity are often advised to visit Galion Bay (Saint Martin) from November to May – which reputedly offers some of the best windsurfing conditions on the island. Such travelers can contact for further details: Wind Adventures (www.wind-adventures.com) and Windy Reef (www.windyreef.com).
Maho Beach (Sint Maarten) – located on the Dutch side of the island, Maho Beach is world-famous for its unique location right at the business end of the Princess Juliana Airport runway. Crowds gather simply to watch jumbo jets take off and land. Don’t leave anything on the beach under the flight path as the […]