Fun facts, st-maarten



1.) Al Pasha is the only restaurant serving authentic Tunisian-style couscous on the Dutch side.


2.) In addition to their 6 signature rums, Topper’s Rhum Distillery produces more than 100 different specialty rums and 27 barrel-aged rums that are only available at the Topper’s Rhum Distillery. They were recently nominated for Best Caribbean Rum Distillery in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. Topper’s has received first place in this contest three years in a row.


3.) Some of Joe’s Jewelry’s clients come to St Maarten/St Martin exclusively to shop and don’t even set foot on one of the island’s renowned beaches.


4.) Local cosmetics producer St. Maarten Nectar creates such effective mosquito repellents, they are now exported to many countries.


5.) Lucky Stables at Seaside Nature Park is one of the few stables in the world to ride their horses on a halter with no bit in their mouth. The horses are extremely well behaved and calm because they live in a natural way and get to roam all night.


6.) Locally brewed SXM Beer donates its spent grain to feed many horses, cows, chickens, and gardens on the island.


7.) This year, Diamonds International will celebrate its 30th anniversary of being on the beautiful island of St. Maarten/St. Martin.


8.) Guests of The Atrium Beach Resort & Spa have enjoyed the same friendly faces each year as 55 percent of employees have been with the resort for more than 20 years.


9.) When it comes to cruise passengers, Port St. Maarten is by far the most visited cruise port of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, easily surpassing Amsterdam, Aruba, Curaçao, and even Rotterdam, the world’s second biggest port. In port of call ratings by passengers, it is also the most appreciated.


10.) Sapphire Beach Club Resort has a secret beach-access “cave” leading to a small beach, otherwise unreachable except by sea.


11.) Did you know that St Maarten’s famed Maho Beach Plane Landings at Princess Juliana Airport better known under its flight code SXM are so renowned worldwide, they made it into the Flight Simulator 2020 series? You can now experience the Maho area from a whole different angle!

Also, St Maarten / St Martin’s second airport Grand Case (Flight code SFG) is also available. Try a beautiful departure over Pinel island digitally!

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