Where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, there is the beautiful island of St. Maarten. This magical island offers the best of two great cultures, the French and the Dutch, perfectly fused with the warmth and color of the Caribbean. There are so many things to do in Sint Maarten such as beautiful natural landscapes to see. This paradise has attractions such as the zoological and botanical garden, the butterfly farm, and more than 70 km of fantastic beaches that range from the quietest and most isolated, to those with a wide variety of water and land activities, such as horseback riding along the bay, kitesurfing, diving and many other things to do in St. Maarten.
In addition, the relaxation that you will experience is unique, but if yours is a little more fun, you will find places full of atmosphere such as casinos, boutiques and duty free shops with jewelry and fine liquors, incredible restaurants known for their fusion-style gastronomic offer and a vibrant nightlife.
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St. Maarten beaches are a true delight for the eye. Visitors will always find the perfect spot for that long desired relaxing time lying on the white sands of Mullet Bay beach, south of Cupecoy Beach, and its peaceful environment. Maho Beach, on the other hand, is a beautiful beach a bit more crowded than Mullet beach but with the fun that many tourists seek for; take that incredible picture of you “touching” a plane landing just meters above your head. Also, visit Simpson Bay beach and have a calm and quiet day of contemplation or dare to do some windsurfing in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
St.Maarten is not just about incredible beaches and the amazing Caribbean waters, along with all they have to offer, St.Maarten also has a great historic spot for those visitors wanting more than just relaxation. On this beautiful island, you will be able to visit 2 impressive forts and learn about its fabulous history. The first on the list is Fort Louis which was built in 1789 on a hill overlooking Marigot Bay, meant to defend the harbor warehouses from raids. The second is Fort Amsterdam, located on top of the peninsula and built in 1631; today it is an important bird area.
This amazing Caribbean island will give you two amazing vacation experiences in one, for its territory is divided into two beautiful and different cultures the Dutch one, St. Maarten/Sint Maarten, and the French side called Saint Martin. Both sides of this quaint island are just incredible and have a lot to offer, being the Dutch side the perfect shopping spot, whereas the French side is a paradise of the gourmet gastronomy. We can tell you that both are similar and incredibly rich in architecture, nightlife, culture, natural marvels, beautiful beaches and incredible activities for all ages.
Snorkeling is going to be your favorite activity to do during your St. Maarten vacation, as this incredible island has an amazing snorkeling offer for experts and beginners who want to explore the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. Live a colorful experience while discovering the marvels of the sea through the flora and fauna of this beautiful paradise. Put on your snorkel, mask and fins and head to Mullet Bay beach on the southwest; then reach Cupecoy Beach to meet your new fish friends at the reef; and finally explore Dawn Beach waters to live a full snorkeling experience.
St. Maarten is a splendorous Caribbean island with multiple water activities to do, and one of the most interesting and famous among visitors is sailing across the stunning blue of the Caribbean Sea. So, if you want to cast off the lines and set sail to a great adventure, take a trip on a stunning Catamaran or a luxury Yacht that will take you on a journey full of marvelous sunsets. You will find tours for all budgets and tastes, from the All Inclusive excursion to a trip with amazing snorkeling spots for you to discover the underwater treasures of the island.
There is no doubt that a trip is not complete without a good shopping and in St. Maarten you will definitely have one of the best ones. If you are in the mood for a new ring or a fabulous necklace, visit DK Gems International, it will be your favorite spot if you want to get beautiful fine jewelry. Porto Cupecoy, its fine boutiques and homegrown great shops will provide you with that piece of clothing, accessories, or jewelry and more, you are looking for. And LeWest Indies, located on Fort Louis’ hill, will take you to live a glorious experience in the world of fashion and luxury.
For breakfast, lunch or dinner, with the varied St. Maarten gastronomic offer you will find exactly what you seek for anytime of the day. Over 300 restaurants and “lolos” bringing together the best of a multicultural culinary mix through dishes such as those from the Dutch, French, International, Ethnic and Creole cuisine, in combination with the amazing flavors of the Caribbean. Let your taste buds dance to the rhythm of our Caribbean flavors.
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