BEACHES: St. Maarten has a total of thirty seven
beaches. For the more adventurous, a good selection of water sports is available. There are
numerous topless and nude beaches as well. Some beaches are crowded, with beach bars and cafes,
while others are quiet and secluded, so tourists can just take their pick. There are more beaches
on the French side then there are on the Dutch side.
ATTRACTIONS: There are numerous kinds of water
and water sports available for the tourists. The most popular among all of them is the Captain
Alan’s Three Island Snorkelling adventure trip. Other attractions include a factory trip in Grand
Case where one can create one’s own perfume. Yacht racing is also extremely popular. One may also
visit the beautiful butterfly farm.
SHOPPING: Shopping is an amazing experience in
St. Maarten. It has a large number of little boutiques that offer duty free goods. A lot of
designer items are available at incredible prices, often with a discount of almost 40%. One can buy
exotic jewellery, chocolates, liquor and clothing.
ST. MAARTEN’S NIGHTLIFE: St. Maarten has a large
number of nightclubs and pubs for party lovers. Places like Cheri’s Café have amazing shows as
well. There is also the very popular Hollywood Casino at Simpson’s Bay for people who wish to earn
some extra moolah. Les Mardis de Grand Case, also known as Harmony Night, is a street fair that
happens at night from January to April and has a wonderful selection of local food and
DINING: St. Maarten has the highest concentration
of fine dining restaurants per square miles in the entire Caribbean! There are over two hundred
restaurants, some located on the French side, and some on the Dutch. The Dutch side specializes in
ethnic food, while the French side concentrates on European and Antillean cuisine.
Visit the St Maarten tourist
board website for more information.