Maho Beach, Plane spotting St Maarten, Princess Juliana International Airport


Visiting St Maarten/St Martin? Here is a top 4 on the most visited places of the Caribbean island:



Maho Beach


Maho Beach is located just behind the runway of the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), St Maarten. Visitors of the beach can witness all of the planes to St Maarten, flying just over their heads. Where other beaches on the island are for relaxing purposes, Maho beach is named the most-action-packed beach on the island. Its the perfect place to go when you care for a thrill-seeking experience, rather than a relaxing and quiet beach day.


Airplane landing Princess Juliana Airport, Maho Beach




Cupecoy Beach


When you do want to have a relaxed beach day, while looking at an amazing sunset, Cupecoy Beach is the beach for you! The beach is located on the southern-west tip of the Dutch side, just below the French border. It is famous for its unique looks with the three golden sandy beaches and limestone cliffs. Cupecoy Beach is perfect for those who seek privacy and wanting a quieter beach experience.


Lady in a cave under the pink cliffs of Cupecoy St Maarten




Front Street & Old Street, Philipsburg 


Located in the St Maarten capital Philipsburg you will find Front Street. The street provides a variety of shopping opportunities, from clothing to jewelry stores. Front street is the place to find your perfect gift, as it has a great amount of jewelry stores to offer. When your done shopping, you can relax at the Great Bay Beach just located behind the street.


When you want a more intimate shopping experience, you should go to Old Street. It’s a little street featuring historic buildings, small shops and cute bistros. With the eye on the colorful buildings, the street has many opportunities to take some cute pictures in it. When in Philipsburg, you should definitely walk through Old Street.


tourists in frontstreet to shop at the royal Caribbean store              View of St Maarten Old Street with colorful houses and palm trees

Left: Front Street, Philipsburg                                Right: Old Street, Philipsburg




Fort Louis


Located on the French side, lies Fort Louis. It is one of the most famous monuments of the entire island. The purpose of the fort was to defend from British and Dutch pirates. Nowadays, it has been abandoned and used as a famous touristic attraction. When at the fort, you can experience a beautiful 360 view of the Marigot area.


Picture of Fort Louis, St Maarten with a French flag on the top





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