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 […]
Loterie Farm (Route de Pic du Paradis 103, Rambaud, Saint Martin) – this is a 150-acre natural reserve owned and operated by American expat B.J. Welch. There are hiking trails where eco-tourists can see native forests with tamarind, gum, mango and mahogany trees, and even some wildlife. There is also a leisure area consisting of […]
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).
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.
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 […]