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St Maarten Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2013

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Call it either St. Maarten or St. Martin, but you’re sure to enjoy the confluence of Dutch and French cultures that you encounter on this island. While the Dutch half of the island is dotted with nightclubs and casinos the French side is relatively laid back and low key. Here’s a quick suggestion on “must visit” and “must do” items for your itinerary.

Day 1: Cruise Away!

What would a Caribbean holiday be without a cruise? Not much! Thankfully, St. Maarten offers visitors a number of spectacular cruising options. The St. Martin Golden Eagle Cruise is a full day at sea extravaganza with stops at Tintemarre, Creole Rock and Grand Case, among others.  Alternatively, check out the St. Martin Pirates Day Cruise or the Tango Caribbean Dinner Cruise, if you prefer sailing by night.

Day 2: Cash in at the Casinos

St Maarten’s main resort area, Maho Bay, in many ways resembles a mini Las Vegas with its plethora of restaurants, galleries and of course, casinos. Many a tourist walks out with a small fortune while most others walk out with an empty wallet and fun memories. Not surprisingly, some of the longer cruises also have casinos onboard.

Day 3: Head Outside

Head out on a Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear on the Lambada, which over the years has acquired quite a name for itself as the best in party boat fun and family gatherings. Alternatively, embark on a day trip to Anguilla where you can enjoy snorkelling off of Sandy Island or relaxing on the beautiful Bay Beach. The Saba Day Trip takes you to this “unspoiled queen” ecological paradise, only an hour and a half away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

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Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St. Martin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Any trip to St. Martin would not be complete without a day trip to the gorgeous and unspoiled island of sun and sand - 'Anguilla', and her unparalleled sister ...  Read more

Location: St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.99

St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Explore both sides of the island of St Martin – Dutch (St Maarten) and French (St-Martin) – on a scenic 4.5-hour sightseeing tour! Bask in the sun on Orient ...  Read more

Location: St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.99

Anguilla Day Trip from St. Martin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

No trip to St. Martin is complete without a day trip to the gorgeous and unspoiled island of sun and sand - Anguilla. You'll cruise to the island by catamaran, ...  Read more

Location: St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.99

St Maarten Shore Excursion: Snorkeling and Speed Boat Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, spend your time exploring its top snorkel sites. Your 6-hour shore excursion takes you by speedboat on a sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.99

St Maarten Gourmet Dinner Sailing Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Feast on a delicious gourmet dinner as you admire the sunset over the Caribbean! You’ll take in gorgeous views along the coastline of St Maarten during a ...  Read more

Location: St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $84.99

St Maarten Catamaran Snorkel Sail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Set sail for a full day at sea in St Maarten You'll spend a leisurely day in true Caribbean style, relaxing on a deserted island, going for a snorkel and ...  Read more

Location: St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.99

St. Martin Pirates Day Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Sail a tall ship on crystal clear Caribbean waters, hear exciting tales from the high seas and feel like a real pirate for a day! Spend an exciting and crazy ...  Read more

Location: St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.99

Tango Caribbean Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Experience the true Caribbean way on this evening dinner cruise! Guests are treated to an open bar and snacks as the catamaran sails along the coast of St. ...  Read more

Location: Simpson Bay, St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99

Champagne Sunset Cruise in St Maarten

Experience the romance of a Caribbean sunset on a Champagne cruise in St Maarten. While you sail along the coast on a luxury catamaran, enjoy Champagne and ...  Read more

Location: St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99

St Maarten Sailing and Snorkeling Tour: Tintamarre Island, Creole Rock and Lunch in Grand Case

Sail around the island of St Maarten on a full-day cruise with lunch included. On a spacious catamaran, you’ll sail to the neighboring island of Tintamarre, ...  Read more

Location: St Maarten (St Martin)
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.99

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