When most people think of St. Maarten, they think of pristine beaches, luxury resorts, and a party atmosphere. While those are all accurate descriptors of the island, there is much more to do on this small Caribbean getaway than just relaxing on the beach. With its white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and lively nightlife, the island has something for everyone. Some of the most popular activities include swimming, snorkeling, sailing, and windsurfing.
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There are so many things to do in St. Maarten that you might not know where to start! The island has a little bit of everything, from bars and restaurants to beaches and casinos. Here are some of the things you have to do when you visit St. Maarten:
1. Visit Maho Beach/ Jet blast
Maho Beach is located right next to the airport runway, so visitors can watch planes fly right over their heads as they take off and land. Additionally, there are jet blasts that visitors love to participate in. Jet blast is when planes are about to task off people hold on to the fences of the runway behind the plane and ride the blast. It’s an amazing sight and a must-see while in St. Maarten. The beach is also home to some of the best bars and restaurants on the island. Visitors can enjoy great food and drinks while watching the planes fly by.
2. Tour of the island
There’s no better way to see all that St. Maarten offers than by taking a tour around the island. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the beaches, mountains, luxury villa rentals, and casinos while cruising around the island. There’s also plenty of opportunity for shopping and dining along the way. St. Maarten has many wonderful tour guides on the island. Normally they are via bus and the guide informs visitors of all the history these places carry and where is best to visit on the island.
3. Visit the Butterfly Farm
The Butterfly Farm is a great place to visit for nature lovers. The garden is home to several different species of butterflies from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy walking through the garden and observing these beautiful creatures up close. Visitors can also learn how to handle the butterflies. As well as learn about their life cycle and how to care for them. You’ll be surprised by how much you can learn about such small creatures.
4. Visit Phillipsburg
If you’re interested in learning more about the history and culture of St. Maarten, be sure to visit the island’s capital. Philipsburg has a lot to offer in everything. For example, there are many delicious restaurants between the front and back street. There were also many lovely jewelry shops all along the island and everything is duty-free in St. Maarten. There’s even a museum that is all about the history of the island, and a museum about Star Wars! Even if you don’t feel like you want to do any of these things you can always just take a walk on the boardwalk and stay at the beach and watch all the cruises come by. There’s sure to be something that interests everyone.
5. Enjoy some of the island’s cuisine
Caribbean cuisine is some of the best in the world. Be sure to try out some of the local dishes while you’re in St. Maarten. Some of our favorites include roti, conch fritters, and fried plantains. There was a plethora of restaurants on the island all offering different types of cuisine. Whether it be on the Dutch side with some of the most amazing Indian food you ever try. Or on the French side with some fine dining, there are all kinds of spots for everyone. These restaurants are sure to leave your taste buds wanting more!
6. Visit Seaside Nature Park
Seaside Nature Park is a preserve on the island that is known for their horse back riding. Seaside has a wonder horse back riding guide for visitors. Visitors can take a ride on the beautiful horse up onto a hill and look at a spectacular view and then go into the beach with the horses. Seaside also offers riding lessons to those interested in learning more about riding horses. They also have a wonderful program for kids called Discovery farm. This is like a summer camp for kids to learn all about nature and have some fun with the horses.
7. Visit Fort Louis
Fort Louis cannot be missed by visitors or anyone on the island. As soon as you drive by the marina and look up you can see the fort atop a hill. The fort stands strong today, as did many years ago and is an amazing location to view to learn about the history of the island. The fort was built in 1789 and was used to defend against the British and Dutch pirates. The fort has an amazing view of the marina down below and is an adventurous hike up to the fort.
8. Visit the Loterie Farm
The Loterie Farm is an amazing blend of man and nature, from the amazingly decorated jungle pool to the jungle room. There is so much to love about the Loterie Farm. They have the fly zone which is a spectacular zipline that foes down Pic Paradi which is the highest hill in St. Maarten. There is even a great hike up the hill to an amazing view of the island and a kids club for children to indulge in nature.
9. Spend a day at Mullet Bay
With white sand, crystal clear waters, and food right on the beach, nothing is better than Mullet Bay. Mullet Bay is one of the nicest beaches on the island and a must-go-to for visitors. If you’re looking for somewhere to just relax and spend the whole day, Mullet Bay is the place for you. With wonderful natural pools and easy parking, it really is a great place to enjoy yourself.
10. Visit Guana Bay
If your love hiking and spending time in nature, you will love the hiking trails at Guana bay, especially the trail that leads to the Devil’s Cupper, also know as the natural pool. Getting there is a whole trekking adventure with breathtaking views of the east side of the island, and when you reach, the rule is simple, jump in the natural pool with your clothes on! It is the best way to end your hiking adventure.
There’s no need to stay inside when there’s so much to do in St. Maarten! From hiking and swimming to visiting museums and restaurants, there’s something for everyone on this beautiful island. Contact us today to learn more about our vacation rentals and find the perfect place to stay during your trip.
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