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Heavenly Hikes: Natural Pool

Everyone loves St. Maarten for its beaches, restaurants and nightlife, but we might take the chains of green mountains for granted – we know we at the Health & Beauty do! That is why we have decided to take advantage of the over 20 miles of hiking trails that our island has to offer – and we’re taking our fellow adventurers along for the hike. There are so many hiking trails on The Friendly Island, from coastal strolls to hikes in the hills, some leading to untouched beaches, others to glorious views of St. Maarten and other neighbouring islands. So, let’s go explore. Happy hiking! This week’s heavenly hike takes us to the southernmost part of the island. The Natural Pool hike, one of the most popular hikes on the island, starts at the end of Guana Bay Road and ends at Back Bay in Point Blanche (or the other way around, of course) offering happy hikers a coastal trail with dramatic cliffs, open grasslands, the occasional iguana or monkey, colourful cacti, and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and nearby islands.


And, for those with swim shoes or daring enough to try to avoid the sharp sea urchins, the Natural Pool hike also offers a refreshing dip in the mesmerizing natural pool. The hike itself is not too strenuous, though clumsy hikers should beware of the loose rocks. Most of the trail is fairly flat, yet there are some stretches of steep incline and decline – and some light rock climbing.


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