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St Martin as seen on your St-Martin St-Maarten Yacht Charter
St Martin

On your St-Martin St-Maarten Yacht Charter, visit French St Martin, and Dutch St-Maarten. This is the smallest Island in the world to be shared by two sovereign governments. The Dutch and French. Its highest point is Pic du Paradis, which reaches 1391 feet in altitude. With Philipsburg as its capital, the Dutch side occupies the southern 17 square miles of this 37-square-mile island.

As a result, St Martin and its capital Marigot, a French dependency, occupies the northern half. Above all, dual nationality adds variety to this most unique of island gems in the Caribbean Sea. Consequently, Dutch St Maarten and French St Martin have maintained a peaceful coexistence for over 350 years. Indeed the longest of any two bordering nations. Today, St. Martin belongs to the prefecture of Guadeloupe and is part of the French West Indies. While Sint Maarten is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


It’s always summertime on this fantastic island. Consequently sunny and warm year-round, with some cooling from trade winds. The average temperature during the winter is 80F (27C), and a few degrees warmer and more humid in the summer.

Occasional showers in late summer and early fall. The best time to visit this island is December through April. In general, temperatures are warm, and the risk of rain is low. As a result, the sea is warm enough for swimming all year round.

Places to See St-Martin St-Maarten Yacht Charter

The captivating colors of St Martin, St Maarten
The captivating colors of St Martin, St Maarten

Like most Caribbean destinations, beaches are one of the most popular. Hurricane Irma had a significant impact on the island, but the island has made fantastic progress in renovating and repairing the damage.

Sightseeing | St-Martin St-Maarten Yacht Charter

  • Orient Bay Beach – In fact, St Martin’s signature beach, with a large clothing optional section and a variety of upscale beach restaurants. You will undoubtedly imagine you are walking the beach in St. Tropez.
  • Pid du Paradis – With 1391 feet in elevation, the highest peak on the island. Located between the towns of Grand Case and Marigot.
  • Loterie Farm – But this is not a farm. Significantly a place with a cascading swimming pool, treehouses, and huts for lounging or relaxing. In addition to hiking trails plus excellent zip lining.
  • Fort St Louis – Marigot Bay. It is St Martin’s most prominent historical monument. Located high above the capital city of Marigot. It was built in 1767 to defend the Bay. Moreover, the panoramic view from there of the island is magnificent.

Other Things to See on Saint Maarten

  • Front Street – Certainly the best area for Duty-free shopping.
  • Maho Bay – Here, you will see airplanes arrive and depart above you while you are lounging on the beach.

More Activities to do on St Martin

  • HikePic du Paradis, also known as Paradise Peak. Park the car at Loterie Farm or the end of that road and hike to the top of this 1391 feet high mountain. By all means, wear sturdy shoes and take along plenty of water and bug repellant. The panorama is fantastic, allowing views of all of St Martin/St Maarten, Anguilla, Saba, and St Eustatius.
  • Orient Bay – Walk and sunbathe on this fluffy white sand beach. Clothing optional. Also, swim in crystal clear water. Then go kite-surfing and snorkeling here. Whenever you get hungry or thirsty, ample beach restaurants will be happy to serve you local delicacies.
  • Friar’s Bay or Anse des Pères – A beach with a family-friendly atmosphere. Besides, the crystalline water is swimmable, with gentle waves, easy even for children.
  • Zip Lining – Loterie Farm. In a word a genuinely fantastic experience. Zip Line over a canopy of mahogany and mango trees. On the 135 acres of forest and farmland near the foot of Pic du Paradis.

Other interesting activities on St-Maarten St-Martin Yacht Charter

  • Visit Grand Case, a Quaint town located on the island’s west coast. Famous for its many restaurants and beach bars. As well as its long sandy beach.
  • Create your perfume – At the Tijon Perfumerie in Grand Case. By all means, take a class given by the owner that teaches you about scents. And then make your fragrance. Even more, you can give your creation a name. And bring back a unique personal souvenir.
  • Windsurfing- Galion Beach. Its shallow lagoon is ideal for families with children.
  • Snorkeling – Pinel Island.
  • Diving – Several wrecks to explore and amazing reefs around this volcanic island. In either case, the crew of your chartered yacht will accommodate your desired dives.
  • Snuba Diving – Scuba diving without a tank. In fact ideal for the scuba wanna-be. You can try it on St Martin or Sint Maarten. Instead of wearing your tank on your back, you are tethered to a raft that holds your tank. You will have a 20-feet of airline to swim around with. This allows you to dive into a shipwreck up to a depth of 20 feet for about 2 hrs.

One of the most popular ways to tour around St Maarten is the Catamaran Charter BRAVEHEART.

St Maarten beach
St Maarten Beach

Popular tourist activities on St Maarten

  • Shopping – Front Street. Shopping is excellent throughout the island thanks to its duty-free status. The best bargains, however, on jewelry, china, and souvenirs can be found on Front Street in Philipsburg. Stop at the Guavaberry Emporium and buy some local rum to take home.
  • Unusual Beach experience – Maho Bay. Not so much the beach to relax on, due to its unusual proximity to the Princess Juliana Airport. However, aviation lovers and photographers love to take pictures of incoming airplanes. Take a seat at the Sunset Beach Bar. They note flight arrival and departure times on a surfboard. Moreover, giving you enough time to get out the camera for an Instagram-worthy shot.
  • Beaches – Mullet Bay, calm and quiet with soft sand and clear waters. Rated as one of the top St Maarten beaches. Cupecoy is a set of three beaches surrounded by limestone cliffs. To be sure, enjoy the magnificent sunset here at one of the beach bars. And, of course, dramatic views of Saba in the distance will reward you.
  • Diving and snorkeling – The reefs and wrecks of St Maarten are teeming with marine life.
  • Golf – 18-hole golf course next to Mullet Bay.
  • Zip Lining – You will find the world’s steepest zip line here. If you like an adrenaline rush, this zip line is for you. You will drop more than one thousand feet in elevation along 2,800 feet of cable. That is 56 miles/hr in a single drop. It is located at an eco-adventure park called Rainforest Adventures. 
  • Visit a Rhum Factory – Topper’s Rhum Factory. During a tour, you will see how one of the world’s best rhum is made. Certainly, try some of the 50 different liquors they produce.

Gastronomy Highlights on your St-Martin St-Maarten Yacht Charter

Local Food and Drink Specialities

Every visit to this international island should include savoring some of the local delicacies. Ask locals for their favorites.

  • Conch and dumplings
  • Callaloo
  • Johnny Cakes
  • Codfish fritters
  • St Maarten Spareribs
  • Crabmeat-stuffed shells (Crab backs)

Guavaberry liquor. Made from the local rum, cane sugar, and guava berries that are found growing on the island.

Notable Restaurants

This island is famous for its fabulous restaurants and various cuisines. From top-notch French, Lebanese, Caribbean, and Italian to Creole, your palate will not be disappointed. Besides, the mix of cultures here makes the food scene unparalleled.

  • L‘Auberge Gourmande – Grand Case, in one of the oldest typical Creole houses on the island. Patrons love this restaurant for its top-quality, delicious food and excellent service in a small quaint setting. French, Seafood, European.
  • Bistrot Caraibes – Grand Case. Local cuisine, French, Seafood, and European. As well as healthy and vegetarian friendly
  • La Villa – Grand Case. French, Seafood, European. Rated highly by visitors who praise the ambiance, service, and food.
  • Le Santal – St Martin, Sandy Ground. This will be your choice for an ultra-luxurious romantic dinner. Having a superb classic French dinner with an ambiance of candlelight and dramatic seaside views. Furthermore, you see Anguilla stretched along the horizon. And you can hear the water crashing on the rocks below you. By all means, try to reserve a seaside table; it is worth the effort.
  • Tortuga Beach Cafe – Maho Beach. Spectacular beach bar for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Beautiful views while watching the planes arrive and take off. Fun atmosphere for the whole family and offers excellent food at reasonable prices.
  • The Palms Restaurant – Simpson Bay. Tasty Caribbean cuisine. The owners are Trinidadian, and several menu items are family recipes. As a result, the food is fantastic. Have shrimp, goat curry, or drunken ribs. However, leave room for a homemade dessert.
  • Karakter – Sint Maarten. Located on the pristine white sand of Simpson Bay Beach. Great cocktails, small bites, and a lovely view. In the evening, you can dine by candlelight in this fun atmosphere. Conversely, on weekends it becomes a lively party after 3 pm.
St Martin Marigot Bay                           St-Martin St-Maarten Yacht Charter
St Martin Marigot Bay

Marinas St-Martin St-Maarten Yacht Charter

There is no shortage of marinas on this island, a popular destination for mega-yachts as well as catamarans.

  • Simpson Bay Marina – St Maarten. Accommodates cruising and superyachts up to 200 ft, max 13 ft draft. All conveniences are available, including a medical center.
  • Yacht Club Isla del Sol – Simpson Bay on Snoopy Island, St Maarten. Indeed a dedicated superyacht facility. Forty slips accommodate yachts from 80-320 feet with a 17 ft draft. A swimming pool, restaurant, bar, tennis courts, gym, and more are all within the marina.
  • Marina Fort Louis – Marigot, St Martin. One hundred fifty berths for yachts up to 260 ft and 12 ft draft. European standard facilities and amenities.
  • Yacht Club Port de Plaisance – Simpson Bay, St Maarten. Ninety berths for sail and motor yachts from 40 to 260 ft, with a draft up to 16 ft. Altogether an elegant marina offering complimentary entire yacht concierge service.
  • Palapa – Simpson Bay, St Maarten. Twenty-two superyacht berths for yachts up to 240 ft. All services & amenities.

As well as:

Skyport, Blue Pearl (offering dockage for large Catamarans), Bobby’s, Gateway, Lagoon, Port Lonvilliers (sheltered harbor in Anse Marcel, St Martin), and Porto Cupecoy Marina.

Anchorages St Martin, St Maarten

  • Simpson Bay Lagoon – St Maarten. This lagoon offers a multitude of marinas and is one of the finest anchorages in this part of the Caribbean. Finding excellent sources for provisioning will not be a problem here.
  • Simpson Bay – St Maarten. You will find good, sheltered anchorage at this large and popular bay.
  • Great Bay – St Maarten. Great Bay is the main commercial port of St. Maarten. Anchor here if you want to visit Philipsburg. The outer part of the bay is about 30 feet deep.
  • Oyster Pond – St Maarten. Altogether a very picturesque lagoon on the eastern side of the island.
  • Orient Bay – St Martin. Orient Bay has a couple of good anchorages. One is at Green Cay at the southern end of the bay, and the other is at Pinel Island at the northern end.
  • Anse Marcel – St Martin. Picturesque marina. Also, a channel running alongside the beach leads to the secluded marina of Port Lonvilliers.
  • Baie de Marigot – St Martin. All in all, a spacious anchorage in Marigot, the capital of St Martin
  • Baie Grand Case – St Martin. Popular anchorage for sailors who are foodies as well. Grand Case is famous for its numerous excellent restaurants.

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