Most Caribbean islands have sun, sea & sand. Whilst St. Maarten / St Martin has more shops, activities, excursions and restaurants than many others, some experiences are UNIQUE to our sandy shores.

Find out why you should choose St. Maarten / St. Martin over other Caribbean islands.

Discover what makes St. Maarten / St. Martin one of a kind!

Unique excursions & activities in St Maarten / St Martin.

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That YODA GUY MOVIE EXHIBIT at Planet Paradise Yes! STAR WARS in the Caribbean. Did you know that a key contributor to the creation of Yoda, artist Nick Maley, is in St Maarten? His private collection of movie relics is the foundation for a museum he is creating here. See DARTH VADER, THE ALIEN, TERMINATOR and mare... the only place WORLDWIDE where you can meet a STAR WARS celebrity without queuing at a convention!  read more

12 Meter America Cup Yacht Racing is something you can do any day of the week in St. Maarten. Canada 1, True North and Dennis Connor’s Stars and Stripes set off along St. Maarten’s coastline CREWED by tourists who actually race these fantastic boats,  read more

Guavaberry liqueur is the legendary drink of Sint Maarten. It has been made on island for centuries and continues to be made in the heart of the Historical Philipsburg... at the ancient Guavaberry Emporium. Free tasting every day!   read more

Heineken Regatta has grown over the years to challenge for the title of being the Caribbean’s largest regatta. Hundreds of yachts compete to see who can have the most fun and go home with the most trophies.   read more

Artists unique to St Maarten / St Martin. Visitors who like to sample the artistic visions of a wide variety of artists who reside on our island can visit their galleries and studios.  read more

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Two cultures combined in one great destination DUTCH (English speaking) @ FRENCH. Each side of the island has it’s own unique flavor, no more than 20 minutes away. read more

Gourmet capital of the Caribbean It’s reported that there are over 360 retaurants in St. Maarten / St. Martin. Whilst we haven’t counted them all, there is no doubt that the seaside town of Grand Case on the French side, completely filled with one restaurant after another, is in a class of it’s own.  read more

Incredible duty free shopping Philipsburg and Marigot combined undoubtedly offer the largest array of duty free shops anywhere in the Caribbean. Deasigner labels, fantastic jewelry, local artists and craftsmen, they are all here.  read more

Jetblast! St. Maarten’s Sunset beach, at the end of the airport runway near Maho, is internationally renowned for its jetblast . Tourists commonly line up waiting for big jet arrivals to blow them into the surf! You have seen the photos. Now come watch the action.  read more

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For more information about our island and things to do here visit aboutStMaarten.com.

For cruise passengers seeking info on DUTY FREE shops near the port visit aboutFrontStreet.com.

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