If you are looking for a beautiful, peaceful, fun Caribbean trip you and your loved ones will love St. Maarten. While visiting, it is a good idea to keep in mind that the beautiful beaches offer tourists clothing-optional. In other words, you might not want to bring your children to all the beaches. Beaches where clothing is the norm can be found along Maho Bay and Simpson Bay. Some of the recommended beach areas in St. Maarten are Simpson Bay, great for swimming and Orient Bay, great for partying. If you would like to go diving or snorkeling, the island of Tintamarre located on the north side is ideal.
While places like Cupecoy Bay, Simpson Bay, and the Orient Bay offer plenty of beach options, there are also many other great options for visitors that want to explore places away from the beach. Spend the evening in a nightclub found in on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Check out the many bars and dance spots like Boo Boo Jam. It is a good idea when you explore the nightlife scene in any new place. Doing so in a luxury car from Car Rental St Maarten is the best way to be seen on the strip.
St. Maarten has the reputation of having one of the liveliest night life of all the Caribbean islands. Whether you are looking for a great dance spot or a nice, quiet cocktail while enjoying a beautiful sunset, St. Maarten will not disappoint. The Dutch side has a better nightlife than the French side. The restaurants and beach bars typically hold happy hours and nightly events to enjoy and look forward to. Because St. Maarten has such an incredible, lively nightlife it is a good idea to pick up St. Maarten Quick Pick Guide, St. Maarten Nights, or St. Maarten Events to keep informed about all the great things to do at night are. You can find these guides for free at hotels and tourist offices.
Some other great activities to enjoy away from the beach are hikes through Pic du Paradis, duty free shopping deals found along Front Street where you can bargain with street vendors, and the Casino Royale tables. It is good to know that, shopping is mostly located on Philipsburg and some resort boutiques. St. Maarten has no local sales tax so the prices are often lower than any other area in the Caribbean, except for St. Thomas possibly. You can also try to bargain in jewelry stores. While they might not always offer you a deal, it you do not take the time to ask you will never know. Be sure to indulge in duty free shopping in Marigot at Passions where you can find plenty of well-known designers like Girard-Perregaux, Dinh Van, and Jaeger LeCoultre.