St. Martin Vacations
St. Martin vacations are different for every guest of the Island. The variety of St. Martin activities allows for those of all ages and interests to find a St. Martin vacation that suits them well.
Practically all guests on a vacation in St. Martin will take a trip to the beach. Many on a St. Martin vacation will simply enjoy the sunbathing, but there are a ton of St. Martin activities to enjoy. All St. Martin beaches are public so many companies (including sports-rental, concession, and craft vendors) have set their businesses along the water front for easy accessibility to guests on vacation in St. Martin.
The Dutch side of the Island offers legalized gambling while on a St. Martin vacation. There are twelve casinos that are worth your time if you would like to hit the tables before beginning a night out on a St. Martin vacation.
The Carnival celebration, if you can plan to stay during this time, makes any St. Martin vacation extraordinary. This party is a festival of parades, Caribbean music, and great food. Carnival takes place before lent on the French side and after Easter on the Dutch side (noting different cultural celebrations). There is a Calypso music festival that takes place in July that further makes a St. Martin vacation a special treat.
St. Martin Vacations - Activities:
Tennis, golf, swimming, sailing, squash, aerobics, hiking and horseback riding are just some of the activities this island can provide. Children are delighted to find a butterfly farm in the Caribbean.
St. Martin villa guests are offered a multitude of diverse activities to fill their St. Martin vacation. Beach lovers enjoy St. Martin, as it is known for its spectacular beaches, which offer brilliant white sand and crystal clear waters. St. Martin affords exceptional close in snorkeling directly off its spectacular white sand beaches. St. Martin villa guests will find vast arrays of big game fish live in the oceans surrounding St. Martin.
Several different companies on St. Martin offer guided fishing excursions with a focus on big game fish like marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, barracuda and kingfish. Glass bottom boat tours are popular while on vacation in St. Martin, as well as theme cruises where passengers are able to swim, dance and party on the deck of a huge ship. Furthermore, several companies on the island offer guided tours that lead visitors through spectacular scenery. Finally, St. Martin comes alive at night. St. Martin villa guests will enjoy nightlife that is extensive and varied. St. Martin Island nightlife provides a variety of entertainment options for every taste from historic dinner shows to romantic cruises to fine dining as well as nightclubs and numerous casinos.
Beaches in St. Martin:
An expansive cove located on the French side of St. Martin Island offering clean sand and shimmering turquoise water. Good snorkeling may be enjoyed over to the side by the rocks. At the main entrance to Baie Rouge Beach there is a concession area that rents lounges, umbrellas and serves cocktails, sodas and snacks.
Plum Bay Beach:
A small strip of sand on St. Martin that is bordered on one side by a cliff and offers a secluded area.
Off the beaten track and usually nearly deserted, it is a wonderful beach with a wide stretch of sand and a favorite of many St. Martin villa rental guests.
Grand Case Beach:
A narrow but pristine beach. Grand Case also affords wonderful gourmet restaurants and adds a charming European feel to St. Martin.
The island's official nude beach but it is, also, famous for its spectacular crescent of sand that swings around a turquoise cove. Restaurants and water sports facilities are available. Orient Beach St. Martin is one of the best swimming beaches for St. Martin rental villa guests.
A picture postcard beach that is lined with rugged sandstone cliffs and caves.
Excellent snorkeling in the reefs located just offshore.
Even though it is so close to the St. Martin airport, it offers a surprisingly good beach and great snorkeling. Offers sparkling white sand and rugged rocks.
Boating in St. Martin:
Glass bottom boat tours are popular as well as theme cruises where passengers are able to swim, dance and party on the deck of a huge ship.
St. Martin Casinos:
The islands 12 casinos are all located on the Dutch side and offer European style gaming.
Several companies on the island offer guided tours that lead visitors through spectacular scenery.
Cycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Sports Fishing, Diving, Parasailing, Sailing, Tennis, and Windsurfing are all available on the island.
The majority of the large hotels and resorts on the island have tennis courts that may be booked even if you are not a guest.
The following St. Martin rental villas feature private tennis courts:
* Little Jazz Bird
* La Tropezziene
* Marine Terrace
* La Lousiane
* Villa Cascades
* Le Chateau Des Palmiers