Tips & Tricks
Windsurfing – visitors interested in this watersport activity are often advised to visit Galion Bay (Saint Martin) from November to May – which reputedly offers some of the best windsurfing conditions on the island. Such travelers can contact for further details: Wind Adventures (www.wind-adventures.com) and Windy Reef (www.windyreef.com).
Loterie Farm (Route de Pic du Paradis 103, Rambaud, Saint Martin) – this is a 150-acre natural reserve owned and operated by American expat B.J. Welch. There are hiking trails where eco-tourists can see native forests with tamarind, gum, mango and mahogany trees, and even some wildlife. There is also a leisure area consisting of […]
Ilet Pinel (Pinel Island)(beach) — this small paradise island lies just off the east coast of Saint Martin, at the heart of the Nature Reserve. Legend has it that in his attempt to capture the island of Saba, the buccaneer Pinel was driven back by the island’s inhabitants who hurled great rocks down on the […]
Maho Beach (Sint Maarten) – located on the Dutch side of the island, Maho Beach is world-famous for its unique location right at the business end of the Princess Juliana Airport runway. Crowds gather simply to watch jumbo jets take off and land. Don’t leave anything on the beach under the flight path as the […]
Le Galion (Galion Beach – Quartier d’Orléans) — The ultimate family beach, Galion Beach is a favorite spot for local families during island festivities. Le Galion is a surfers’ and windsurfers’ paradise and is well sheltered and protected from the ocean swell by its coral reef. Here, you can also practice snorkeling, sea kayaking, stand […]
Princess Casino (Princess Port de Plaisance, 155 Union Road, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten) — The Princess Casino at Princess Port de Plaisance is the largest casino on the island and one of the largest in the entire Caribbean. The casino features more than 12,000 sq. ft. of gaming tables, slots (including a second floor devoted […]