Activities | Things to Do

The island strives to make your stay an unforgettable one! No matter how you like to spend your days on Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, we have the Top 5, Top 10 and Top 20 best things to do.
Here it does matter who you are or what you like to do –  you name it, we got it!

Which Activities SXM has to offer:
Bird park | Perfume Creations | Zip-lining | Hiking | Sports | Yoga/Joga | Island tours | Pub Crawl | Museum | Beer Brewery Tour

Best Activities & Things to Do: St. Martin | St. Maarten | SXM 2020: Zipline, Hike, Joga, Sports, Make Perfume, Island Tours, Nature, History, Bird park, Rainy day etc.

Best Activities on St. Maarten | St. Martin (2020)

Our personal selection based on Quality & Service and their care for Sustainable Tourism.
Support these places with your visit, mentionWe Are SXM” for a complimentary incentive and help SXM become a sustainable tourism destination.

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Birdpark - Parotte Ville - St. Maarten - St. Martin - Location Belvedere

Parotte Ville – Bird park: Hidden gem amongst the sand and waves. This St Maarten bird paradise is full of beauty, wonder and history! Super Kids & budget activity. Read more…

Loterie Farm - your escape to nature, Activities

Loterie Farm:  Hike through the mesmerizing nature of St. Martin or walk the treetops with the zip line. Admire monkeys, iguanas, mango trees & tropical scenery. Read more…

Amuseum Naturalis Intro - Amuseum Naturalis: Free museum about the nature and heritage of St. Martin - Saint Martin - St. Maarten - Sint Maarten, Quartier d’Orleans.

Amuseum Naturalis is a very charming free museum highlighting the nature and heritage of St. Martin. Learn what makes this island so special and unique! Read more…

Intro: Jo Junie Tours - Island Tours with Groups or Private Taxi. Intimate, organized and super friendly people!

Island Tours & Taxi: For the best island view you hire the best local tour company ~ Jo Junie Tours; only experienced local drivers & tour guides!! Read more…

West Indies Helicopter Tour - Luxurious Comfortable Helicopter - St. Maarten / St. Martin Sightseeing tour from the Sky!

West Indies Helicopter: See the Island from a whole new “higher” perspective with a Helicopter Aerial Sightseeing tour. Explore the Caribbean beauty! Read more…

SXM Coolride - Boardwalk Philipsburg Segway Tour - Explore the Capital of Sint Maarten.

Segway Tours are the best way to explore the famous Boardwalk & Front Street in Philipsburg, the Capital of St Maarten. Fun, Safe and fun for all ages! Read more…

Beer Brewery Tour - How to make beer?

Caribbean Brewing Company: Taste paradise with San Martin Island beer, brewed and bottled on SXM! Join the Brewery Tour to learn about this local beer, cheers! Read more…

Topper's Rhum Tour Intro - Location - Cole Bay - Hand Made Rum / Rhum Distillery

Topper’s Rhum Distrillery: Home of the “Topper’s Rhum” with over 25 awards: handmade, bottled and packaged with precision right here in St. Maarten! Read more…

Pub Crawl Sint Maarten - Saint Martin

Party like a local! Join the Sint Maarten Pub Crawl! Explore Sint Maarten’s best bars and restaurants in an organized manner with a great group of people. Read more…

Art Craft Café - Art School Experience - Painting, Art Lessons by Tess Verheij - Arts and Crafts for Adults and Kids - Activity

Art School by Tess Verheij: Be inspired by creativity, get educated, and shop local at the Art Craft Cafe! Private Sessions/classes for Adults and Kids! Read more…

Tijon Perfumes - St. Martin / St. Maarten - Grand Case - Make your own perfume, boutique store, souvernirs, perfumes, jewelry.

Handcraft your very own scent inspired by the Caribbean. This unique experience is the #1 Tripadvisor land activity. This place is scentsational! Read more…

Activity - Sint Maarten Nectar Natural Product making classes - 100% Natural Soaps, Lotions, Candles.

Sint Maarten Nectar | Classes: Experience first hand how to make 100% natural, eco-friendly, and pure plant-based products with zero preservatives! Read more…

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Museum -Head of Town - Philipsburg, Capital Dutch St Maarten - Boardwalk activities - Cruise Port - Tourism Destination - Nick Maley's creations for Star Wars, Terminator, Men in Black, Alien.

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit: Nick Maley’s unique movie creations and memorabilia for Star Wars, Alien, Superman, Highlander, Terminator, Men in Black, etc! Read more…

Amsterdam Cheese & Liquor Store Intro: Products - Cheese, Liquor, Island Souvenirs, TAX FREE! - Next to Cruise Port in Philipsburg

Amsterdam Cheese & Liquor store has the best Dutch Cheeses & unique liquors from around the globe. With the Liquor, Wine & Cheese tasting events you enjoy all! Read more…

Waste Factory Location Philipsburg - Recycle, Upcycle, Unique Souvenirs, Help SXM, Clean St Maarten - St Martin

Wastefactory creates Educational programs & Environmental Awareness to Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Repair and Recycle. Help to clean SXM! Read more…

Redemption Fitness: Niki Wozniak - Yoga, Joga, Pilates, Dance professional Classes, Stay fit on St. Maarten - St. Martin

Niki Wozniak provides professional Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Dance Classes. Don’t leave your fitness routine behind, stay fit and in shape with redemption fitness! Read more…

Our top 10 things to do on St. Martin | St. Maarten:

1. Visit Philipsburg:

Enjoy the historical sights of the Capital and visit the Heritage Museum to learn all about our history.

Combine this with some Tax-Free shopping and a lunch or beach day at Ocean Lounge part of the famous Holland House Beach Hotel, and you’ll enjoy the best day!

2. Around the Island Tour:

Explore the Island all around with a guided tour early during your visit. That way, you know where to enjoy your days the most as everyone has their preferences.

We recommend you JoJunie tours with the most experienced local drivers/tour guides.

Another great option is an ATV Island tour.

3. Loterie Farm:

Combine a healthy & sporty day with some ultimate relaxation. With the hiking trails and tree-top zip lines, you enjoy the biodiversity of the tropical forest while admiring monkeys, iguanas, and other wild Caribbean species.

After or instead you can relax at their spring-fed swimming pool and enjoy great food and drinks. Read more…

4. Tour on the Water:

Around the Island or to Anguilla. With so much water surrounding SXM there’s nothing better and more calming than to explore the island from the ocean.

Catamaran, Mono-haul, Powerboat, or Jet-Ski, we made a selection of the best ways to explore the island by sea, read more.

5. Pinel Island:

A trip to St. Maarten / St. Martin is not complete without visiting lovely Pinel Island. From the parking for $12 both ways, you can take the Ferry leaving every 30 min.

When on Pinel, you can enjoy hiking this small charming island, snorkeling around, and chill on the beach. There are beach chairs available for rent at Yellow Beach or Karibuni, where you can also enjoy refreshing drinks and a great lunch!

6. A night out in Simpson Bay/Cole Bay & Maho:

The party central of the Caribbean. With the largest Mega Yacht Marina’s, Sail Marina’s, and Hotels, there are people all around.

You can choose between an array of restaurants, bars, casinos, and clubs. From Karaoke, Acoustic to Salsa, Rock, Blues, and House music, one night will not be enough! Or join the two weekly Pub Crawl to explore 5 bars in one night. Read more.

7. Dinner evening in Grand Case:

The culinary Capital of the Caribbean, with world-class fine dining all around. Here you find the largest selection of fine European cuisine paired with the best wines!

You can also visit Lolo’s for a Caribbean BBQ experience or Rainbow Café for a beach club vibe with sunset, cocktails, and tapas. You probably like to come back several nights!

8. Beach visits:

A Caribbean vacation is not complete without visiting our Island Beaches. St. Maarten – St. Martin is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, make sure you visit some.

Don’t miss Mullet Bay, Happy Bay, Orient Bay, Grand Case Bay, Great Bay, Simpson Bay, Kim Sha, and Maho Beach. Some are great to relax, some for water activities and others to see planes coming over. See our list of beaches here, read more…

9. Visit Local producers:

Visit and support the makers of our local products. Guavaberry Rum, Topper’s RhumSint Maarten NectarTijon Perfumes, MaDouDou, Caribbean Brewing Company, Noco Art Studio, Art Craft Café, Art Box Gallery and lots more. Great products read more.

10. Relax, rejuvenate and be reborn:

What’s better before going home than to enjoy a relaxing massage with only 100% natural essential oils. Combine this with your own made perfume and a fresh hairstyle. A reset and a fresh start before entering “normal life,” relax and read more…

Other great sightseeing locations:

Fort Amsterdam, Fort Louis, Marigot shopping, ATV Tour, Trike Rental, Diving Tour, Rainforest Adventure Zipline, Birdpark visit, Amuseum Naturalis. Check out our webpage for most of the best options. Enjoy!

Watersports | Boat Tours

SXM Kiteschool - Professional Instructor Toon - Kite-Surfing Lessons - Equipment Rental - Orient Bay St Martin - St Maarten

Kitesurfing in Orient Bay; with lessons from SXM-Kiteschool you learn kiting in a safe & comfortable environment with Professional Intructors. Read more…

Dive Sint Maarten - WORLD CLASS DIVING SXM - Scuba diving on St. Martin / St. Maarten. Friendly, professional and certified instruction.

World-class diving on SXM! Explore the incredible underwater world with Dive Sint Maarten, a friendly and truly personalized experience with certified instructors. Read more…

Jet Extreme Intro: Nettle Bay, Mercure Hotel - Jet Ski, Hoverboard, Fly-Board, Bare Back Boat Rental, Paddle Board, Tubing. Family fun on the water - Extreme Watersports.

Ramp up your vacation’s fun with some adrenaline & excitement! Jet Ski Tours, Bare-Boat Rental, Hover Board, Fly-Board, Paddle-Board or Tubing. Read more…

Random Wind - Luxury Catamaran charter - Family friendly, high quality food and top shelf drinks!

St Maarten is known as the friendly island and Random Wind Charters has the Spirit of St. Maarten. Enjoy a luxurious and unforgettable Catamaran sailing trip! Read more…

Caribbean Marines - Luxury powerboats / yacht charters St Maarten/St Martin, Anguilla, St. Barths -fleet consists of Boston Whaler 27ft, Donzi Impulse ZF 38ft, Larson 370 (40ft), Princess V45 (50ft) {Princess V53 (55ft), and 71ft powerboats / luxury yachts.

Most luxurious powerboat charters on St. Maarten | St. Martin | Anguilla | St. Barths! Caribbean Marines knows these waters inside out. Your private escape! Read more…

Boomerang Charter - Fun Catamaran trip/tour St. Martin-St. Maarten-Anguilla-St. Barths-including food and drinks!

Boomerang Catamaran: where the fun goes round and round. Around the island or over to Anguilla | St. Barths. With Captain Morgan as the man of the hour! Read more…

12 Metre Regatta - Sint Maarten/ Sint Marteen -America's Cup Sailing Challenge

12 Metre Regatta: the ultimate yachting challenge, crewing a real America’s Cup boat. A thrilling head-to-head battle between two genuine giants of the ocean! Read more…

Coconut Reef Fishing Charter - St. Martin Fishing Trip - Reef fishing - Deep Sea Fishing - Airport Transfer Anguilla - St. Barths

Coconut Reef | Powerboat & Fishing Charters: Reef or Deep Sea Fishing. Small intimate group tours or private charters where you will feel like family! Read more…

Ready Set Sail-Sailing Charter- We Are SXM - Watersports

Ready Set Sail Charter – St. Maarten – Explore the beautiful Caribbean waters. Max and Haily create an unforgettable customized sailing vacation! Read more…

Bigfoot Jet Ski Rental - Walking distance for Cruise Ship visitors - Watersports Activity Boardwalk Philipsburg Watersports - JetSki Island Tour

Bigfoot Watersports – Jet Ski Rental & Island Tour – Within walking distance from the Cruise dock on the boardwalk in Philipsburg, great for Cruise Ship visitors! Read more…

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Best locations to visit in Sint Maarten-Saint Martin

Hot Spots you DO NOT want to miss before leaving SXM! Read more…

Best Boat Tours & Watersports St. Martin - St. Maarten: Sailing-Yachts-Boat-trip-Snorkeling-Diving-Catamaran-Flyboard, Jet Ski-Tubing-Blue-Ocean - Google

Best Watersports Activities, Boat Tours & Charter trips! Read more…

Best Restaurants and places to eat on St Martin 2020, Dinner in St Maarten, Sint Maarten fine Dining, Food variety, Culinary Capital. Google.

Culinary Capital of the Caribbean with 300 Restaurants! Read more…

St. Maarten/St. Martin 2019/2020 - Best Nightlife, Party, Bars, Clubs, Casino's, Cocktail bars, Tapas, Ladies, Gentlemen, Sex, Drugs, Alcohol, Rock and Roll, House, Salsa, Bachata, Blues, Soca etc. Google.

Nightlife on St Maarten / St Martin, dance all night long! Read more…

St Maarten/St Martin 2020 - Best Wellness and Beauty: Spa, Massage, Hairdresser, Yoga, Pedicure, Manicure, Natural Products, Make Perfume, Body treatment, Facial Treatment, Acupuncture, Organic products. Google.

De-stress, Renew Rejuvenate the tropical way! Read more…

Best Loding options 2020 - Accommodations and places to sleep, Villa's, Hotels, Condominium on St. Martin / St.Maarten 2019/2020. Stay in Paradise, Caribbean Vacation on Sint Maarten-Saint Martin. Google.

Feel right at home in Paradise with the best places to stay! Read more…

Tax Free - Duty Free Shopping - Best stores on St Martin - St Maarten 2020 - SXM: Jewelry, Art, Flowers, Loose Diamonds, Watches, Top-Tier Brands, Food, Pharmaceutical products, Clothing, Souvenirs.

Discover the most unique stores in the Caribbean! Read more…

Transportation Sint Maarten, Taxi, Bus, Spyder, Trike, Harley, ATV, Car Rental, Scooter, Private Chauffeur, Events, Island Tours.

Best transportation and ways to move around on SXM! Read more…

Bartenders, Personal conciërge, nanny, wedding planner, Photography, Videography, Chef, DJ, Service.

Best services available on St. Maarten – St. Martin! Read more…

We Are SXM | Best of St. Maarten | St. Martin 2020: Restaurants, Nightlife, Watersports, Boat Tours, Activities, Shopping, Wellness, Beauty, Spa, Top Spots, Transport, Accommodation and Services.

Answers to all frequently asked questions! Read more…