Peaceful Grand Case may be best known for its many exceptional restaurants, but—thanks to its splendid scenery—this Saint Martin destination is also perfect for adventurous travelers. From parasailing and hoverboarding outings to canoe and kayaking tours, here’s how to make the most of the natural attractions on Grand Case.
Far from the bustle of its beaches, Saint Martin’s lush mangrove forests offer a tranquil and unspoiled slice of island life. Kayaking tours make it easy to get up close and personal with these unique ecosystems; you may even spot iguanas, tropical birds, and other wildlife as you paddle. Other kayaking itineraries, meanwhile, include stops at Creole Rock in French Marine Park.
This one-of-a-kind activity—which makes use of Hawaiian-style outrigger canoes that come equipped with lateral support floats—offers a safe and entertaining way for beginners to surf at Le Galion Beach. With the company of an instructor, plus support from oars, you can hit the waves without worrying about a wipeout.
Parasailing tours don’t just give you a chance to get out on the turquoise water and enjoy an adrenaline-pumping activity. From 300 feet (91 meters) up, participants are also rewarded with impeccable island views—plus vistas overlooking neighboring St. Barths, Anguilla, and Pinel Island—that most visitors miss out on.
Whether you crave privacy or adventure, numerous boat tours are available from Grand Case. A canoe excursion is the perfect way to see the scenery up close (and scope out the region’s top snorkeling spots). Half- or full-day boat rentals, meanwhile, provide a fully flexible and independent way to explore the waters around Saint Martin.
Also known as flyboarding, hoverboarding sees participants soar 15 feet (4.5 meters) above the water aboard a watercraft that’s propelled by pressurized water. Perfect for adventurous types, this sport offers a new way to cool off and take advantage of the Caribbean scenery from Orient Bay Beach.