If you want to go on an island discovery tour away from the masses, some suggestions:  

  • – Take a hike! The EPIC foundation as well as the heritage museum have laid out various walking routes through St. Maarten / Saint Martin’s nature. More recently, the Bethechange Foundation created a walking route along Philipsburg murals created by local artists. 
  • – The relatively new Amuseum Naturalis of the Fruits de Mer foundation gives a great insight of St. Maarten history and nature, including exhibitions.
  • – The same for the Heritage Museum in Philipsburg!
  • – Visit the old salt mill, a remnant of Sint Maarten’s salt economy of once.
  • – Stroll or drive up Pic Paradis, the highest peak of the island. A great way to end your hike is to take a cocktail at Loterie Farm.
  • – Pick your private beach at Lovers Beach or Happy Bay!
  • – Spend a day on an uninhabited island like Tintamarre.
  • – Or simply take expert advice by going where the locals go!
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