Trip Ideas

With historic forts, hillside adventures, delicious cuisine, mosaic culture, and stunning beaches, St. Maarten is the ideal playground for your next vacation. Looking for some trip ideas for your vacation to St Maarten? We’ve compiled a few ideas for thrill-seekers, nature lovers, families, and more.

Island Adventure

Experience all the Caribbean has to offer. From electric plane landings at Maho Beach to flying through the Caribbean breeze at Rainforest Adventures, St. Maarten offers many escapades to get your heart pumping. Drive through the lush hills on ATV as you explore the wild side of the island. Participate in day or night hikes at the Hillside Plantation. Ride horseback along our beaches or explore our coastal marine life with one of our local divers. Boat hop from beach to beach on a Rhino Safari expedition or go deep-sea fishing with local fishermen. With hidden beaches, there is much to be discovered. Explore our neighboring islands by going island hopping to Anguilla, Saba, and Saint Barth. Each offers a different perspective to Caribbean living and is no more than a ferry or short flight away.

Family Bonding

Make St. Maarten the vacation destination for your next family trip. Kayak through the local lagoon and explore our mangrove ecosystem. Take a boat trip around the island with Aqua Mania Adventures. Hike to the various forts on French and Dutch St. Maarten or cross country borders with an island tour, where you’re sure to come across an island iguana or two. Get up close and personal with the island's wildlife. The Discovery Farm at Seaside Nature Park is the perfect place for kids. Pet and feed the miniature pigs and goats or simply say hello to the horses and sheep. Another hidden gem is Parotte Ville, a bird paradise for all ages! Here families can visit with a variety of bird species while learning more about the island’s natural environment and history. Catch the bonfire at Bucaneer's Beach Bar. Kim Sha Beach offers great vibes and is near many family-friendly dining options including Buccaneers, Roxy Beach Bar, and Green House. 

Foodies & Culture Lovers

As a cultural hub within the region, the diversity of St. Maarten’s residents makes it the ideal vacation spot for foodies and xenophiles. Experience the food culture of some of our major events year round by visiting any of the road-side grills, at Festival Village, and the Simpson Bay Food Court.

If you’re a rum aficionado or like a well-crafted beer, you’ll want to go on one of our many rum distillery and beer brewery tours. These will take you on a deep dive into some of the best local products being made on the island. And don’t forget to stop by the Guavaberry Emporium for their signature drinks like Guavaberry Colada and to pick up Guavaberry Flavored BBQ to take the St. Maarten flavor home. Be amazed by the colorful and vibrant capitals of St. Maarten - St. Martin. The streets are painted with the love and passion of local artists and students, and highlight the beauty of the island’s mosaic culture. Many island tours include a mural exhibit or arrange meetings with iconic local artists.  With local singers, dancers, content creators, and podcasters, the island offers a breadth of content for visitors to dive deeper into the lives and experiences of our people, so you can not only escape to a tropical paradise but see its magic and brilliance.

Romantic Getaway

For couples looking for a first, second, or even 15th honeymoon getaway, our island offers everything you need. From romantic beach views and relaxing spa treatments to haute cuisine candlelight dinners, couples will fall in love with each other and the island during their stay. 

Day Trips

In St. Maarten for the day only? You can still see the best of the island. Make sure to stop by the Maho Beach Landing and stroll through town to see the colorful Capital of Philipsburg dotted with art murals, and gingerbread houses. Don't forget to take a snapshot of the iconic Court House with its pineapple topper.