A unique combination of 37 beaches, deep blue seas and steep hills makes St. Maarten your ultimate destination for making great selfie pictures.


See our top five below – but we are convinced you might find just as great selfie opportunities on our island yourself!


5. The Unexpected, Off the Beaten Track Nature


Many of St. Maarten beaches, the likes of Mullet Bay and Maho Beach, are amongst the most photographed in the world. But especially the more rough Atlantic coast, while less known, yields great opportunities for fans of photography. For a great strawl along St. Maarten’s atlantic coast, take a hike from for example Oyster Bay, Dawn Beach, Guana Bay or Pointe Blanche. On the Hiking trail in between of the latter two, you find the Natural Pool area. Also, early birds can use the Atlantic coast for sunrise selfies – whereas the Caribbean coast is better used for sunset pictures.


4. Dutch Blonde Beach Bar


Craft Beer Brewery Dutch Blonde Beach Bar’s swing has become a selfie hotspot. Whether it is people tasting their craft beers, going for dinner or using their first – in – the- Caribbean Escape Rooms, many can’t help but pose on their swing. One couple even used it as their invitational image to celebrate their marriage anniversary!


3. A touch of Am(a)sterdam


Amasterdam Cafe at Front Street, Philipsburg offers a great photo opportunity for those people want to make a parody of touching Dutch Kingdom soil – but without the rainy weather. Amasterdam has a large wooden clog to sit in, Amsterdam red light district – inspired windows you can sit in, and even more uniquely a true 1912 Amsterdam cable car. The tram might not take you far – but for sure is helpful with taking a great selfie.


2. Rainforest Adventure Park


Take the Soualiga Sky Explorer in the Rainforest Adventures Park and be amazed of the view on top of <Sentry Hill>.  From this viewpoint, you for sure are able to take selfies with Anguilla, Saba, Statia and St. Barths in one amazing panoramic take. And ofcourse, a large part of St. Maarten / St. Martin. If weather allows, St. Kitts, Montserrat and Nevis even become visible. No need to take the world’s steepest zipline, the Flying Dutchman down – many visitors just take the Soualiga Sky Explorer down! If you are a nightlife lover – see our events calendar when the next Elev8 party is scheduled. Same view, but by night!


1. Maho Beach


The most photographed (and for sure many of them by means of selfies) beach in the world: Maho Beach. Whereas the Maho area is a great place to explore on its own merits, with lively Maho Village, and renowned SALT and Spices of India restaurants amongst its many foodie attractions, the beach is a not to miss selfie opportunity. Plane landings right over the beach do not just make it a tourist hotspot, but also a plane spotter paradise. Princess Juliana International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the region, making it for both categories of fans a great attraction. Because of the powerful blast of departing airplanes, please make sure you keep yourself and your belongings safe when an airplane departs.
Should you be staying until sunset, allowing for great pictures on Maho Beach – please send us! We give away yearly prices for the best St. Maarten sunset.