Explore the best local attractions of destination St Martin/St Maarten.
Sint Maarten’s Dutch side, is known for its casinos, jewelry-making, drinks made with guavaberry liquors (rum), and festive nightlife. The island’s French side is known for its stunning views, shopping, nude beaches, French Caribbean cuisine, and Loterie Farm. We encourage our guests to visit both sides of the island.
The idyllic island of St. Maarten is well known for its stunning white-sand beaches, impossibly aquamarine waters, and incredible culinary scene. However, this laid-back Caribbean destination is also host to some amazing shopping, where you can unearth authentic souvenirs and gifts.
Browse a wide variety of retail spots throughout the island, from the capital city of Philipsburg on the Dutch side to seaside boutiques with a view. Explore the shops on the opposite side of the island, within the French village of Marigot, where you’ll find that there’s a little something for every shopping interest.
Beaches on St. Martin and Sint Maarten offer a tropical paradise with soft sands, endless water that seems to glow blue, and unique cultural experiences that make for a fairy-tale holiday. The shoreline here is the ideal place to recharge your batteries whether you’re taking a dip in the warm Caribbean waters, snorkelling amongst coral reefs, or riding the surf into shore. A holiday here is a rejuvenating experience that allows you to experience fine dining at beach bars, shopping at local boutiques, or relaxing in the sun. St. Martin is famed for the 37 different beaches that line the island’s shore. Check out some of the best, most popular beaches in St. Martin to visit on your travels.
St Maarten/St Martin is an island in the Caribbean Sea and the inhabitants are proud of their nation’s location. Annual Festivals and events, such as the Heineken Regatta and the SXM Festival both held in March, are popular events that attract many international visitors. The spring Carnival is a big St Maarten holiday, and is celebrated simultaneously on both sides of the island. It is worth stepping over to the both sides at this time to take a look at the differences in celebration, albeit both sides party in true Caribbean style.
Nightclubs & Bars
St. Maarten/St. Martin comes to life after dark. If you’re a night owl, you’ve chosen the right destination! Live entertainment from around the world changes from month to month, so ask your Private concierge for details and tickets.There are innumerable discos, nightclubs and bars on both sides of the island that will have you partying all night long. Rhythms of Techno, live Rock and Roll, classic Jamaican Reggae, Merengue and Souk are just some sound sensations of St. Maarten/St. Martin. Casual attire is usually permitted, though some nightclubs require shirts with sleeves and no bare feet.
The fact that St. Maarten/St. Martin provides such a wide choice in entertainment means a night of fun !
Whatever your gambling pleasure, this island offers plenty of hot casino action to suit everybody. Black-Jack, roulette, poker, craps and slot machines, Sint Maarten has it all and more ….your playground awaits!
There are at this time thirteen casinos on the Dutch side of the island, but none on French St. Martin. Some of the larger resorts offer their own gaming facility, but there are also several stand-alone casinos. Many of them offer all table games, but a few specialize in the latest slot machines.