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Create Your Own St Maarten / St Martin Vacation

Welcome to St Maarten / St Martin! An island rich in natural diversity and landscapes, towns, cultures and activities. Our offer varying from pristine, silent beaches to bustling nightlife provides opportunities for anyone to select their dream vacation.

This page helps you find out what’s readily available near your hotel, and what some minutes away. Its compact size makes any adventure within a one hour radius maximum!

St Maarten / St Martin Areas in a Nutshell

St Maarten / Saint Martin offers diverse towns, landscaping and areas worth your nautical trips, excursions and hiking tours. Some information on its most visited areas: 

On the Dutch side, most hotels and resorts are in the Philipsburg  / Little Bay area, Maho / Cupecoy area , Simpson Bay, Pelican and Oyster BayOn the French side, most hotels are in the Orient Bay, Marigot / Lowlands and Grand Case areas.

For those out to shop, dine and out for an urban feel, explore the Philipsburg, Maho or  Simpson Bay areas on the Dutch side, Marigot, Orient Bay or  Grand Case areas on the French side.
For those out for natural landscapes apart from the beaches, visit the island’s highest peak Pic Paradis, go on a day trip to Pinel or Tintamarre, take a hike through our hills!

Exploring the Island

Beyond these lively areas, there is much more to be seen. From the Emilio Wilson Park in the Dutch side Cul de Sac Valley to the green hills of Pic Paradis, many areas hold special gems worth visiting during your island tours. 

We also listed various other, more residential areas – as they oftentimes harbor interesting monuments or parks, and many can be explored by hiking excursions. A great way to get off the beaten track and discover the island on your own! See our Interactive Map for a first visual exploration of your itinerary.

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Guide to St Maarten / St Martin Areas