St Maarten / St Martin Land Excursions: From Golfing To Rainforest Adventure Park

Island Excursions & activities

There’s so much more to the tropical paradise of St Maarten than sun-soaked shores. Swing a club, lob a tennis ball, ride a bike, go on a hike, take an excursion. Active types will have no trouble enjoying themselves, without ever getting wet. And all easily within reach on this island of just 37 square miles.
Here are just some of your options.

Island Tours

There are many ways to get around the island. From your own jeep or quad rental, guided bus tours to a more active bike excursion. St Maarten / St Martin is compact; so in all cases you will be back on time to explore your dining arrangement or nightlife plans. The same accounts for when you have only a day to spend when coming by cruise ship.


For those looking for an active day to spend with a view, take a day pass to Rainforest Adventure Park. Its Soualiga Sky Explorer at Rainforest Adventure Park will elevate you to Sentry Hill, one of the highest peaks on St Maarten / St Martin. The view is amazing on itself and allows sights of neighboring islands Anguilla, Saba, Statia / St Eustatius, St Barths and St Kitts.

Those landlubbers with fear of heights can take the chair lift back; for thrill seekers this is only where the party starts. The Flying Dutchman is the steepest zipline in the world; and its fellow Rainforest Adventures Schooner and Soualiga Sky Explorer offer you just as much downhill fun. You can choose your own excursion package or all day pass.

For young and older aspiring pirates in training, check out the brand new Rusty Parrot excursion. Enter a sunken galleon and discover the true story of pirates in the Caribbean. For more curious minds who love to puzzle – try one of the four escape rooms at Dutch Blonde Beach Bar which is the first in the Caribbean.

Sports on St Maarten / St Martin

Dutch side St Maarten’s golf course offers a unique opportunity to hit your golf ball along St Maarten’s famed Mullet Bay Beach. Bike fanatics can choose to do either guided tours or rent one out one self to explore areas near their hotel. Horse riding is available at Seaside Nature Park. Various tennis, padel and basketball courts are at hand for fans of ball sports. Philipsburg’s famed boardwalk is a popular location for running. 
Clearly; hiking through St Maarten / St Martin’s landmark hills is also a popular activity amongst visitors. See our dedicated page for guided excursions and routes to explore on your own. 

Culinary Excursions

Apart from its wide array of lunch and dining options, there is more experiences on offer for the foodie when visiting St Maarten / St Martin. 
Take a craft beer brewery tour in Philipsburg / Pointe Blanche (Caribbean Brewery) or Cole Bay (SXM Beer). Topper’s Rhum Distillery in Simpson Bay will teach you anything about the region’s signature drink. 

Cosmetics & Spas

Home brew St Maarten Nectar exports its fragrances and mosquito repellants to many countries. Its Simpson Bay labs offers specialized  tours that teaches you how its products came about.
In addition, its flagship store Spa allows for a day of well deserved relaxation.

St Maarten / St Martin when it rains

Though known for its terrific Caribbean weather, once in a while your outdoor activities or beach plans might be challenged by a little shower from the Atlantic. See our daily weather outlook what to expect. 
But then still, St Maarten / St Martin has much to offer for trips. Some ideas:
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Guide to Best St Maarten / St Martin Excursions