Besides the outdoor activities, including windsurfing, surfing, water skiing, kayaking, jet skiing and fishing, swimming in the crystal clear and delightfully warm sea water is among the flagship activities of the Isle.
But if you are one of those who love cultural discovery, then you will take a liking to the city break in the heart of the city of Marigot, the capital of the island, on the French side. You will discover its luxury duty free shops, its market and its old stalls with picturesque character, while taking pleasure in the stroll on the Royal Marina.
The picturesque side of the island is reflected in the wooden houses surrounded by hibiscus plants and the chic restaurants of Grande Case.
Lovers of seaside holidays will be spoiled for choice among the most beautiful beaches and the most beautiful diving sites, like Maho Beach or the paradisiacal beaches of Pinel islet, located offshore.
For those who want a change of mood can also stroll quietly through the streets of Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch part of Saint-Martin while gaming enthusiasts can have a good time in the casinos of Mahon, rightly considered to be Las Vegas of the Caribbean.
Choose the best period for your trip to Saint-Martin
The tropical maritime climate which characterizes the island of Saint-Martin influences the tourist seasons of the island. Indeed, to enjoy a favorable climate, the best time to go to Saint-Martin is from December to April. You will then be able to make your stay coincide with the most popular cultural events in the Antilles: carnivals and regattas like the Heineken Regatta. Indeed the climatic year is characterized by the alternation of two hardly distinct seasons: the dry season called Lent and the rainy season which coincides with the hot and humid season.
During the Lent period, the mild temperatures contribute to the magnificence of the days, already characterized by good weather. During the rainy season, the showers appear more often but it is always possible to take advantage of the clearings which follow the rains. This period allows you to discover the island in all its authenticity.
The best itinerary for your trip to Saint-Martin
The modest size of the island of Saint-Martin means that you can get around the island in a very short time, but to make sure you don’t miss out on essential things, consider dedicating at least three visit days. It would be perfect if you can stay in one of St-Martin luxury villas.
Start your discovery of the island with a getaway to Marigot, the island’s capital in the French zone. Consider taking a trip to the morning market, visiting Fort Saint-Louis, strolling through the museum, before ending in style with a scuba dive. Continue your discovery with a getaway to Grand-Case, before continuing on Cul-de-Sac, from where you can go for a surface dive at the islet panel and enjoy the beauty of the beach at Anse Marcel or that of Orient Bay The next day, make a stop at Oyster Pond, before making a jump in the Dutch part, visit Philpsburg and stroll in Maho.
Are you now ready to go there?