St Maarten ATV Quad Tour Adventure

 Visiting and discovering St Maarten most popular beaches on the back of a Quad or ATV is a half day adventure! This island tour leave from Phillipsburg St. Maarten (capital of the Dutch side of the island). You will be able to discover Orient Beach, Grand Case, Marigot St Martin and Maho Beach St Maarten. You will ride both sides of the island : St Martin the French side and St Maarten the Dutch side! The lunch (included) will be held in Marigot St Martin and bottled water as well as an helmet will be provided. The half day ATV Quad tour will leave from the St Maarten cruise port. Then you will hit the road direction Oyster Pond. From there Orient Beach St Maarten will be in sight and it will mark your first stop. Then you will go toward the Caribbean culinary capital : Grand Case St Martin on the French side. Then direction the Capital of St Martin : Marigot (French side). Coming next is the World FAMOUS  MAHO Beach aka Airport Beach ! This St Maarten beach is where the planes land just above your head! Or they take off ! Just be cautious because the jet blast from the planes taking off is very dangerous. After that it will be time to go back to Philipsburg through Simpson Bay St Maarten and Cole Bay and Cay hill. You will have also plenty opportunities to take great pictures.            

St Maarten Excursions tour to Orient Beach and Maho Beach

Orient Beach and Maho Beach are the 2 most famous beaches of St Maarten. Both beaches offer a truly unique experience that you won’t forget. At Orient Beach you will have the choice between swim, lounge or water sports activities such as jet ski, parasail, paddle board, flyboard and much more. And after these activities or rest you will be be able to grab a snack at one of the bars restaurants.  
After that direction Maho Beach one of the MOST Famous beach in the world thanks to St Maarten airport. Indeed you will the planes landing above your head or take off (be cautious of the jet blast). A Professional guide, complimentary drinks and round trip transportation from the cruise ship in Philipsburg are included. About the tour : Duration : between 4 and 5 hours, You will explore both sides of the island of St Maarten St Martin, You will will be able to sunbathe and/or swim, jet ski, parasail, flyboard  at Orient Beach (2 hours), You will have the opportunity to see the Planes landing or taking off at Maho Beach aka Airport Beach (2 hours). ALSO are included in the tour : – Professional guide – Beverages (water, soda, beer, Rum punch) – Port pickup and drop-off

St Maarten Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg

Explore St Maarten island with a Professional Guide that will drive you around the different towns, sunny beaches and local food restaurants of St Martin. Get to know St Martin with its French side and St Maarten the Dutch side ! Learn about the European cultural flavor and the colonial past of this tiny Caribbean island. About this St Maarten Excursion tour : You will meet your Professional local guide after your cruise ship docks in Philipsburg the Port of St Maarten. St Martin St Maarten is a small Caribbean island (37 square miles) shared by the French and the Netherlands Kingdom. The tour of St Maarten island will start by you heading to Grand Case Beach. Grand Case is the Culinary Capital of the island and maybe of the entire Caribbean ! You will have the opportunity to walk by the beach that is one of the most beautiful of the island. Then you will be able to sample a Johnny Cake, a fried cornmeal pancake that’s a local specialty (at your own expense) or sip some Local Rhum punch made from the island’s berries (1 drink is included in the excursion tour). After that you will take the road toward the capital of St Martin : Marigot and discover the market. After that, direction one of the most Famous beach in the world! MAHO BEACH aka Airport Beach !! Maho Beach St Maarten is famous due to its proximity to St Maarten airport (Princess Juliana International Airport). There you will be able to taste the turquoise water and feel the planes landing above your head !   Then it will be time to go back to your Cruise ship by driving through Simpson Bay St Maarten. If you prefer to be dropped off in Philipsburg St. Maarten (10 minutes walk from your cruise ship) you just have to ask your guide. In Philipsburg you will have the opportunity to shop in Front street where all the famous jewelers are located as well as other electronics store and fashion shop. About the tour : Duration : between 4 and 5 hours, You will explore both sides of the island of St Maarten St Martin, You will will be able to sunbathe and/or swim in the in Grand Case Beach and at Maho Beach, You will have the possibility to try a local rum punch drink in Grand Case the Caribbean culinary capital, You will explore the open air craft and clothing market in Marigot, And if you want you will be able to do some St Maarten shopping in Philipsburg. ALSO are included in the tour : – Professional guide – Beverages (water, soda, beer, guavaberry rum punch) – Port pickup and drop-off

Yoda Guy Museum

An unexpected find in Philipsburg St. Maarten : a Star Wars Museum !!
The Yoda Guy exhibit is a dedicated Star Wars replica and memorabilia museum that is one of the top 3 most popular museums in the entire Caribbean. Created by Nick Maley the Yoda Guy Museum is composed of all the important movie history that has touched him and his wife over the years. This St Maarten museum includes proprietor Nick’s Maley personal collection of movie relics and collectibles, with a focus on Sci-Fi franchises like Star Wars, Highlander, Terminator,Men in Black, Superman and many more.
At the Yoda Guy Museum located on Front street, Philipsburg St. Maarten you can also buy some rare movie relics hand signed by the stars, including Mark Hamill (Luke), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Frank Oz (Yoda), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) or Kenny Baker (Artoo) etc….

Duration varies depending on each customers interest and needs.

Here are some things to look forward to when visiting:
1. Star Wars : Darth Vader, including hologram of actor Dave Prowse discussing his experiences
2. Star Wars : creation of Yoda
3. Star Wars : creation of creatures for the famed Mos Eisley Cantina in Episode IV
4. Star Wars : Han Solo in Carbonite
5. Star Wars : Ewoks and props
6. Star Wars : Tusken Raiders
7. Star Wars : Unknown Yoda puppeteers
8. Star Wars : first, second & third drafts of episode IV including “The Adventures of Luke Starkiller”
9. Star Wars : Nick Maley current recreation of Yoda to encourage Lucasfim return to practical effects in the upcoming Star Wars Anthology movies.
10. Superman : Nick Maley work on the first two Christopher Reeves movies
11. Highlander : Nick Maley work on the classic movie
12. Men In Black : work of Rick Baker
13. Thriller : work of Rick Baker
14. Terminator & Terminator II : work of Stan Winston
15. Alien : work of the Special Effects team
16. The Exorcist : the uplifting influence of Dick Smith “grandfather of American prosthetic”
17. Life casts movie: Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Robin Williams, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Muhammad Ali, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lee, Bogart & Brando, James Dean & Gregory Peck, Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Cagney, Alfred Hitchcock, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and 30 others.
18. Life casts/death masks : historical: Abraham Lincoln, (life cast 3 months before his assassination in 1865), Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Oliver Cromwell, (1658),
19. The Shining : Nick Maley work on the horror classic
20. Life force : Nick Maley work on the cult horror movie
21. Krull : Nick Maley work – fantasy movie
22. The Keep : Nick Maley work on Michael Mann’s hard to find cult horror movie
23. Storyboarding : The process of visualizing movies through sequential drawings, Star Wars, Terminator, etc.
24. The careers of legendary make-up effects artist Stuart Freeborn “father of British creature effects” and his son Graham Freeborn

 

Patty Meotti a St Martin Artist

Patty Meotti a St Martin Artist

Patty was born in Milan, Italy on a special day : Valentine’s day. Symbol of Love, Valentine’s day is affecting Patty’s life in everything she does and you can see that in her work. After finishing the “Liceo Artistico” she attended the “Instituto Europeo di Design” in Italy, and graduated as a “Hyperrealisti Illustrator”. Patty, transmits all her energy and love in her colorful canvases. She loves very much St Maarten and finds here a lot of inspiration for her other subjects, like fish,abstracts and boats. Artist painter, Patty Meotti loves to make very realistic portraits using a picture of the person. Her preferred technique is acrylic painting, but she also works with oil, watercolors and pencil. In 2011 she won the award “Woman of Art” in the 33rd International Art Competition Spring Eustachi Galleria in Milan, Italy. In 2016 she was voted Best 2015 Artist in St Martin by the reader of the well known newspaper the Daily Herald. She exposes in Spiga Restaurant in Grand Case, St Martin. But you can also see all her work by appointment (contact her by email :  meottigallery {@} gmail.com ) https://www.facebook.com/groups/MeottiArtGallery/ Since few months ago she decided to increase her exposure by putting her art online so check it out : Fine Art America.com

Great Bay

Great Bay Beach is located in the heart of Philipsburg St.Maarten and is lined with beach bars, restaurants and shop along the boardwalk (watch our video HERE on youtube).
The beach is accessed via a promenade that runs most of the way across its length. At the eastern end one can enjoy the view of cruise ships in port.
Beside the Great Bay Beach you can visit Front street and Backstreet in Philipsburg for your duty free shopping, for the casinos, and restaurants.If you plan to do some St Maarten shopping in Philipsburg then you should watch our video on youtube.
And to prepare your trip you need to know where is Great Bay Beach ! So you can look at our Map HERE or below.

Prepare your itinerary with our Map of Great Bay Beach in St Maarten

Philipsburg

Philipsburg is the capital of St Maarten and as such is the heart of the Dutch side of the island. Not only you will find all the government buildings and its associated agencies but also many stores that make Philipsburg St. Maarten a paradise for would be shopper especially with a duty free shopping policy!
Philipsburg St. Maarten (not the town in Montana!) is also home of the St Maarten cruise port that welcome all the cruise ships and nearly 2 millions passengers every year.

So when you want to spend a day in Philipsburg St. Maarten you have many options on things to do. And what is interesting with Philipsburg is that you can all do together.
Imagine a day where you can go the beach, eat in a good restaurant, do some shopping and also sightseeing historical buildings. Phillipsburg has it all !

While walking on Frontstreet to hunt for the best bargain for your St Maarten shopping you will see the Beautiful Philipsburg Methodist Church (right picture) that is built entirely in wood and surrounded by vegetation. It’s very nice.

Frontstreet Philipsburg is home to many jewelry stores, electronic stores and fashion stores with US and International brands and is where many tourists will go for their duty free shopping in St Maarten.
Backstreet is home to even more stores that front street with many small shops and some big department stores. Backstreet in Philipsburg attract more locals than tourist but it’s also a good place to make pretty good deals during your St Maarten shopping spree (don’t hesitate to negotiate to get easily 10% or 20% discount !).

And Philipsburg is also a Great Beach ! Indeed Philipsburg is located in Great Bay and the color of the water is amazing ! So going to the beach is a must when in Philipsburg. And it’s easy since the beach is by the boardwalk with plenty shops, beach bars and restaurants. You just need to find your lounge chair !

The Philipsburg Court House (left picture) is one of the most Famous monument of St Maarten. Located on Wathey Square and Fronstreet you can’t miss it ! Whether you arrive by water taxi from a cruise ship, Wathey square is right in front of the pier by the boardwalk. And if you arrive by car or taxi then you will see the building standing in the middle of Fronstreet the street to do your duty free St Maarten shopping.

 

One of the attraction or sightseeing of Philipsburg St. Maarten is Old street (left picture) that has a particular feeling and atmosphere. Oldstreet is a small street that link frontstreet to Backstreet in Philipsburg.

Things to do

What to do in St Maarten ?

St Martin St Maarten is an island that offers plenty of activities (Links below direct you to our Partner Viator – we earn a small commission when you register with them at No extra cost to you that support this website).

One things to do in St Maarten is to rent a boat to do the tour of the island and snorkel in the blue turquoise waters (you will love it!). You have plenty of options either take a public shared boat (check this one and click Here) or catamaran (check this one and click Here, the owner is absolutely lovely!!). Or you can rent a private charter boat to go around St Maarten (Click Here), to go from St Maarten to Anguilla (Click Here) or go to from St Maarten to St Barts (Click Here).

Then you have to discover the 37 St Maarten beaches !! Yes that’s a lot to discover !! But Maho Beach is an Absolute MUST (Click Here)!!I think you might have to come back for another vacation in St Martin !

Then you have one of the Most amazing attraction : a High Altitude Zip Line !! Check Here to see if you could do it !!

You could also tour St Maarten by Jeep (Click Here) or by ATV Quad (Click Here).

You can also do a culinary guided tour if you are a Foodie (Click Here) or go on catamaran for dinner cruise in the Caribbean sea at sunset (Click Here), emotions guaranteed !!

And if you want more emotions then you must try scuba diving with the sharks (Click Here for certified divers or Click Here for beginners divers) !!
But Maybe you prefer swimming with Dolphins ?!! Then direction Anguilla toswim with dolphins in an enclosed park (click Here)

Or you could try kayaking and snorkeling St Maarten (Here), or snokeling St Barts (Here).

And to finish the day you can hit the St Maarten Nightlife scene (Here) !!

For more things to do in St Martin we have all the activities listed below. And if you have any question, feel free to email us : contact@stmartin-stmaarten.com

 

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