Island Adventures

There is something for everyone to see and do on this island that’s just 37 square miles.

Soak up the sun on a sandy beach or tackle a watersport and get your adrenaline flowing. Go kitesurfing, windsurfing and bodyboarding, or try your hand at SUPsquatch, a giant inflatable paddleboard suitable for surfing. Rent a Jet Ski, sailboat, catamaran, motor craft or mega-yacht and take the helm for a day. You can even strap on a jet pack and soar high above the ocean blue.

The waters and coral reefs surrounding St. Maarten/St. Martin offer myriad opportunities to meet and greet the local sea life. All waters are designated as protected marine parks and offer excellent opportunities for divers to discover a colorful underwater world of reefs teeming with marine life and sunken ships. Not certified? Not to worry. There’s a lot to see through a snorkel mask, or you can don an oxygen-filled helmet and explore the ocean floor without a care. It’s easy and fun – and your hair won’t get wet.

Join the crew of an authentic America’s Cup sailing yacht and nurture your competitive spirit in a race at the St. Maarten 12 Metre Regatta. Explore neighboring islands like Statia, Saba and St. Barths, or simply unwind on a relaxing, romantic sunset cruise.

If you’re more of a landlubber, don’t despair. You can swing a club, lob a tennis ball, ride a bike, go on a hike or canter through the surf on the back of a noble steed. Sign up for an off-road ATV or Jeep safari and savor the island’s stunning scenery: panoramic ocean vistas, dramatic ochre-colored cliffs and a rainforest where you can plunge through the canopy on the world’s steepest zipline.

History buffs will want to peruse the artifacts at the St. Maarten Heritage Museum, and a fun-filled water park welcomes kids and grownups alike. Later the whole family can enjoy homemade ice cream at an Old World-style carousel.

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