Heineken Regatta – this is the oldest and the most famous regatta that has gathered every year for more than twenty-five years (at Dutch Sint Maarten), held every late February & early March. Several hundred sailors on all categories of sailing vessels, from the lightest “Hobby Cat” to the most impressive “maxi” participate. Sometimes, a […]
Harmony Night Festival – From January through April, this weekly event features a street festival, as well as a parade with live music and dancing. Carnival-costumed women often parade through the Grand Case area of Saint Martin as part of that event.
Guana Bay (Sint Maarten) — The picturesque and unspoiled Guana Bay Beach faces out towards the island of Saint Barths and isn’t very frequented. The beach is very popular with water sports fans. Beware of the strong undertow and strong currents in deep waters.
Great Bay (Beach) (Philipsburg, Sint Maarten) — is located right in the heart of Philipsburg and is lined with the bars and restaurants that spill out onto Front Street. The beach is accessed via a promenade that runs most of the way across its length. At the eastern end one can enjoy the view of […]
Fishing – given the pristine turquoise blue waters in Saint Martin, some visitors will likely want to take part in a fishing expedition. Such individuals are advised to look up the following outfits to pursue this fun activity: Let’s Deepsea Fishing (www.leesfish.com), Natalie Kate Adventures (www.nataliekateadventures.com), Private Yacht Charters (www.privateyachtcharter-sxm.com), and Rudy’s Deep Sea Fishing […]
Casino Royale (Maho Village, Sint Maarten) — Casino Royale is the largest on the island of St Maarten, boasting 14,000 square feet of gaming. With 20 tables of gaming, you can choose from roulette (American and French), craps, baccarat, blackjack and poker (Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Caribbean Poker and Texas Hold’em). The 450 […]
Butterfly Farm (Le Gallon Beach Road, Quartier d’Orléans, Saint Martin) – of interest to eco-tourists, the first Butterfly Farm in Saint Martin opened its doors to the public in 1994. It is also called La Ferme Des Papillons because of its location on the French-side of the tiny dual nation Caribbean Island of St Martin/St […]
Baie Rouge (Red Bay)(beach) — Taking its name from its slightly colored sand, Baie Rouge or Red Bay is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches on Saint Martin and one of the most popular. Small beach restaurants cater for your dining needs. The beach is lively and has a pleasant atmosphere. Baie […]
Baie Longue (Long Bay)(beach) — Located in the heart of the Low Lands on the western coast of the island, Baie Longue, or Long Bay, is the first beach on French Saint Martin when travelling north from the Dutch side. One of the longest beaches on the island, Baie Longue stretches from La Samanna’s Hotel […]
Baie de Grand Case (Grand Case Bay) (beach) — Located at the heart of the picturesque fishing village that bears its name, Grand Case Bay is a long beach at the foot of celebrated gourmet restaurants and smaller renown traditional eateries (known as lolos). Grand Case Bay is sheltered and the Caribbean blue waters there […]