Discover an island that blends the legacy of two European cultures: France and the Netherlands, together with all the beauty of a Caribbean getaway where the skies are the only borderlines. St. Maarten is located at the northern of the Lesser Antilles, southeast of Puerto Rico, offering a place full of wonders and passion that should be explored on your vacations. Sail across the waters that divide the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea and climb the legendary mount of Concordia, live to explore your own spirit in paradise.
Sint Maarten, the Dutch area of St. Maarten, holds the important port of Philipsburg, also a major cruise ship destination. This waterfront town boasts a variety of duty free shops, jewelries selling dazzling diamonds and emeralds, restaurants, bars, casinos and clubs. Naval heroes, pirates and smugglers, merchants, estate owners and slaves have all left their mark here, and rumors of a buried treasure still persist! The island is certainly a historical gem decorated by natural beauty.
At Philipsburg two of the major resorts of St. Maarten are located to offer you prime accommodations, services and amenities during your stay: Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina and The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina.
St. Maarten Travel Tips
The boardwalk by the Caribbean at sunset is popular among locals and visitors.
Visit the bustling Marigot Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays to sample fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables locally grown, crafts and more.
In early March, the island hosts the Heineken Regatta and the 12-meter sailing challenge.
Taste Creole cuisine in one of those tiny restaurants called lolos.
Most of the casinos are on the Dutch side, open from noon until 2 a.m. all days of the week.
The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina
The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina honors its excellence for hospitality with great amenities on the front row for spectacular Caribbean sunsets. The resort is ideally located on the beach among St.Maarten island’s most popular spots and malls.
Located in a sheltered beach of the island of St. Maarten, Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina, is near to become your favorite choice to experience the best of two Caribbean countries in one: Dutch Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin.