Cruise to St. Maarten

St. Maarten filled with historic sights, boats and homes built into up the hills.

Top 5 things to do in St. Maarten

  1. Watch planes fly mere feet above the sea at Maho Beach
  2. Clothing optional Orient Beach
  3. Snorkel in calm waters at Tiki Hut Snorkel Park
  4. Check out the Great Salt Pond
  5. Marvel at the Fluttering Butterflies at the Butterfly Farm
Known for: French & Dutch CultureBeaches CasinosGuavaberry LiqueurFrench Cuisine

Think of this dual-island nation as a mini Europe with sprawling beaches. Wander over to the French side, where you'll find world-class boutiques and restaurants in a relaxed, subdued setting, or go Dutch to find a bustling part of town packed with casinos, "lolos" (beachside food stands serving delicious West Indian barbecue) and jewelry boutiques. How you navigate the two micro worlds is up to you — hop a water taxi, sailboat, parasail and more.

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St. Maarten Highlights


  • Watching jumbo jets fly close to land at Maho Beach
  • Snorkeling at Dawn Beach
  • Everyone in their birthday suits at Orient Beach

Solo Exploration

  • Under Water Adventures for Non-Swimmers
  • Try Your Luck at Casino Royale
  • Rent a Classic Harley Davidson Motorcycle in Marigot


  • Flaky french pasteries at Sarafina's Bakery
  • BBQ or grilled ribs at Roadside Stands
  • Guavaberry liqueur

Shore Excursions

  • America's Cup Yacht Racing
  • Jeep tour of St. Maarten's interior
  • The Butterfly Farm


  • The Butterfly Farm
  • Play at Water Wonderland
  • Ride the carousel near Simpson Bay


  • Orient Beach
  • Maho Beach
  • Baie Lounge (Long Bay)


  • Taste Caribbean Specialties at Roadside Stands
  • Learn about the dark part of the island's history at the Museum of St. Maarten
  • Visit the Salt Ponds


  • Go on an Amazing Race-style treasure hunt With TriSport
  • Travel solo to Dawn Beach
  • Relax on Mullet Bay Beach


  • Guavaberry Liqueur and Ma Doudou “rhum”
  • Fiery Hot Sauces
  • Cuban Cigars