SXM Top Spots

Whether you’re on the Dutch side or French side, there are numerous places worth a visit. Places to seetastefeelentertainscorepleasure or experience. Each spot has its own special reason to visit: shopping, nightlife, beaches, activities, and history. However, they all share one thing in common – FUN! Below you see all the TOP SPOTS of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin:

Top areas, top activities, top restaurants, hard to find places, top beaches, top bartenders, and a lot more you find on this page! 

Use our island map online to find these places which guarantee a memorable experience during your stay here in St. Martin.

Visit all We Are! SXM Top Spots and let us know which or who was your favorite!

Best locations to visit in Sint Maarten-Saint Martin

Use the island map below on your phone and find all SXM Top Spots! Or ask one of the bars – restaurants listed on this webpage for our Island Pocket Guide. This We Are! SXM pocket-size booklet has an island map inside and is filled with great island information, specials and discounts.

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Must visit, top spots, best locations on St Martin-St Maarten.
Top Areas on St. Maarten / St. Martin
Orient Bay
Anse Marcel
Hope Estate
Grand Case
Simpson Bay
Cole Bay
Oyster Bay
Point Blanche
St Peters
Sandy Ground
Dutch Quarter
French Quarter
Cul de Sac
Oyster Pond
Best Beaches of St. Maarten-St. Martin-Sint Maarten-Saint Martin-Maho Beach-Mullet Bay-Grand Case Beach-Orient Beach-Le Galion-Great Bay Beach-Simpson Bay Beach-Longue Bay Beach-Plum Bay-Indigo Beach-Cupecoy Beach-Nettle Bay Beach-Happy Bay-Friars Bay
Top beaches on SXM
Maho Bay Beach
Mullet Bay Beach
Orient Bay Beach
Great Bay Beach
Happy Bay Beach
Le Galion Beach
Friars Bay Beach
Long Bay Beach
Grand Case Bay Beach
Cupecoy Bay Beach
Plum Bay Beach
Red Bay Beach
Nettle Bay Beach
Indigo Bay Beach
Dawn Beach
Pinel Island Beach
Coralita Beach
Burgeaux Bay Beach
Petit Bay Beach
Petite Cayes Beach
Lovers Beach
Everything to do on Sint Maarten-Saint Martin. Zipline, Joga, Sports, Make Perfume, Island Tours, Nature, History, Hikes, Bird park, Animals etc.
Top Activities on St. Maarten/St. Martin
Pub Crawl Sint Maarten
Loterie Farm Zipline & Hike
Tijon Perfumes & Boutique: make your own scent
Sint Maarten Nectar: make your own beauty products
Rainforest Adventure Zipline
Taste of Sint Maarten Food Tour
Parotte Ville – Birdpark 
St. Maarten/St. Martin Island Tour
Island Sightseeing Train
San Martin Island beer brewery tour
Toppers Rhum Tour
ATV Island Tour
SXM Rally tours
Everything to do on Sint Maarten-Saint Martin. Zipline, Joga, Sports, Make Perfume, Island Tours, Nature, History, Hikes, Bird park, Animals etc.
Top Watersports on St. Maarten/St. Martin
Caribbean Marines Boat Charters & Tours
Ready. Set. Sail. monohull Charters & Tours
Boomerang Catamaran Charters & Tours
12 Metre Regatta: Sail Racing Challenge
Sint Maarten Dive: Scuba Diving
Rhino Safari: drive your own boat
Coconut Reef powerboat charters & tours
Random Wind catamaran charters & tours
Surf & Windsurf school St Martin
Kite School St Martin
Jet Ski Tour St. Maarten/St. Martin
Water Skiing St Martin
Flyboarding / Hoverboarding
Restaurants Saint Martin, Dinner in St. Martin, Restaurants French side: Dining, Food variety, Culinary Capital.
Top Restaurants French Saint Martin
Loterie Farm, Pic Paradis
Sol e Luna, Mont Vernon
Bistrot Caraibes, Grand Case
L’Auberge Gourmande, Grand Case
Le Tropicana, Marigot
Le temps de cerises, Grand Case
Rainbow Cafe, Grand Case
L’astrolabe, Orient Bay
Le Cottage, Grand Case
La Villa, Grand Case
L’Atelier, Orient Bay
BEST BEACH BARS St. Maarten - St. Martin 2019: Kakao, Bikini, Karakter, The Boon, Rainbow Cafe, Driftwood, Ocean Lounge, Buccaneer, Yellow Beach, KKO, El Zafiro, Kontiki.
Top Beach bars St. Maarten/St. Martin
Rainbow Café, Beach Club & Restaurant, Grand Case
The Boon beach bar & restaurant, Simpson Bay
Ocean Lounge beach bar, Great bay Beach
KKO beach bar & restaurant, Orient Beach
Buccaneer beach bar & restaurant, Kim Sha Beach
El Zafiro beach bar & restaurant, Beacon Hill
Karakter beach bar & restaurant, Simpson Bay
Roxxy beach: bar & restaurant, Kim Sha Beach
Yellow beach: bar & restaurant, Pinel Island
Driftwood boat bar & restaurant, Maho beach
Nightlife & Dancing Sint Maarten - St Martin - St Maarten
Top Nightlife on St. Maarten/St. Martin
The Red Piano, Pelican Key
Lotus Nightclub, Simpson Bay
Bamboo Bar, Simpson Bay
Rhythm & Booze, Simpson Bay
Nowhere Special, Simpson Bay
Soggy Dollar bar, Simpson Bay
Lagoonies bistro & bar, Cole Bay
WE Lounge, Maho
Hollywood Casino, Pelican Key
Princess Casino, Cole Bay
Shopping on Sint Maarten - Saint Martin
Best Shopping on St. Maarten/St. Martin
Little Europe Jewelers, Philipsburg
Rue Royale Maison, Philipsburg
Oro Diamante, Philipsburg
Mooi flower & gift store, Simpson Bay
One by K, One Love, Hope Estate
Voila, Grand Case / Simpson Bay
ICON for men, Marigot
Art Box gallery, Simpson Bay
Pacific Avenue, Philipsburg
St Rose Arcade, Philipsburg
Hard to find places St Maarten-St Martin: La Belle Creole, Natural Pool, Wildernis, David's Hole, Fort Amsterdam, Fort Louis, Lovers Beach, Pic Paradis, Pinel Island.
Hard to find places on SXM
La Belle Creole
Pic Paradis
Natural Pool
Lovers Beach
Lagoonies Bistro & Bar
Fort Amsterdam
Pinel Island
Fort Louis
Fat Turtle Yacht Marina Bar & Restaurant
Top 10 bartenders on SXM
Paul Peterson – Emilio’s
Axel Prevot – Bamboo Bar
Toriano Horsford – Ocean Lounge
Maximus Lequeux – Roxxy Beach
Mickey Brock – The Boon Beachbar
Katell Ollivier – Lagoonies Bistro & Bar
Junior Richardson – Fat Turtle Bar & Restaurant
Lucas Vincent – We Lounge
Csaba Hevesi (Frodo) – 3 Amigos
Chris Vermeulen – Sint Maarten Yacht Club

Picture Contest

We Are! SXM collects and highlights the best island pictures made by visitors. Every month the winner receives a free island pocket guide and a meet and greet with our personal travel advisor – this to ensure that you always stay up to date on where to create your best moments in paradise. To join the contest, e-mail your 3 best pictures to

Check this month’s favorites below!

PS: Click on any picture to see all of these and much more on the We Are! SXM facebook page.

Pictures by Roy van Zutphen

Pictures by Roy van Zutphen