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St Maarten Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

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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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Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 57 Reviews

Discover the paradise beaches of Anguilla on this full-day trip from St Maarten. Sail aboard a catamaran and stop at Prickly Pear Island, one of Anguilla’s ...  Read more

Location: Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.99
Tango Caribbean Dinner Cruise, Philipsburg, Sailing Trips
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Tango Caribbean Dinner Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 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
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99
Anguilla Day Trip by Catamaran from St Maarten Including Dolphin Discovery, Philipsburg, Dinner ... 
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Anguilla Day Trip by Catamaran from St Maarten Including Dolphin Discovery

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Spend a fun-filled day on the Caribbean with a catamaran cruise from St Maarten to the neighboring island of Anguilla. Admire island views as you sail across ...  Read more

Location: Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $221.99
Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten, Philipsburg, Swim with Dolphins
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Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten

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Any trip to St Maarten would not be complete without a day trip to the gorgeous and unspoiled island of sun and sand - 'Prickly Pear Cay', and a swim stop on a ...  Read more

Location: Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.99
St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island, ... 
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St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island

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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: Simpson Bay or Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.99
St Barts Independent Day Trip from St Martin with ATV Rental, Grand Case, Half-day Tours
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St Barts Independent Day Trip from St Martin with ATV Rental

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Cruise around the French island of St Barthelemy (St Barts) on your own ATV. On this independent day trip from St Martin, enjoy the wind in your hair as you ...  Read more

Location: Marigot, St Martin
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.99
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Self-Drive Boat Tour and Snorkel from Simpson Bay

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Explore the western coast of St Martin island — from Simpson Bay in Dutch St Maarten to Creole Rock on the French side, St-Martin — on this ...  Read more

Location: Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.99
St Maarten Gourmet Dinner Sailing Cruise, Philipsburg, Day Cruises
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St Maarten Gourmet Dinner Sailing Cruise

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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: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $84.99
Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten, Philipsburg, Dinner Cruises
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Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten

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Discover St Maarten’s neighbor to the north — the British island of Anguilla — on this day trip by high-speed ferry boat. A picture of ...  Read more

Location: Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99
St Maarten Catamaran Snorkel Sail, Philipsburg, Day Trips
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St Maarten Catamaran Snorkel Sail

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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: Philipsburg or Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.99

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