Tips & Tricks
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 […]
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).
Orient Bay (beach) — Known as the “Saint Tropez of the Caribbean”, Orient Bay (Baie Orientale) beach, situated in the north-eastern part of the island, is one of the island’s largest and most popular beaches. The beach offers a full range of tourist amenities, including beach restaurants, hotels, shops and watersports. Orient Bay is a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]