Maho

Maho is comprised of Maho Beach and Maho village.

Maho Beach is known worldwide thanks to its position at the beginning of St Maarten airport runway.
You can see the planes landing above your head while on the beach, in the turquoise water or having a drink at the Sunset Bar or the Driftwood beach bar.
And when the time of the take off comes be careful if you decide to go behind the jet blast because it will really blast you !!

 

Maho village is composed of all inclusive resorts hotels, restaurants, bars and fine shops that you will love for your St Maarten shopping. In fact Maho is a destination within a destination that has truly redefined few years ago St Maarten nightlife, entertainment, restaurants, shopping and gaming in a vibrant resort atmosphere.

Maho village is really an open mall by the beach with its numerous stores that range from beauty products to jewelry to women’s clothes to cigars. They are around 30 duty free stores in Maho. So if you want to enjoy the St Maarten shopping tax free Maho is definitely a place to visit.

 

And after that you can enjoy the Casino Royale, the bar piano or the open sky bar !
The Casino Royale located in the heart of Maho is spectacular from the outside and its name could make you believe that you are James bond!
And when you go inside the casino they every game you can imagine. The Maho Casino is the largest in St Maarten boasting 21,000 square feet of gaming. With 21 tables of gaming including roulette, black jack, craps, poker (Three Card Bonus Poker, Let It Ride Bonus, Caribbean Poker, and Texas Hold’em). The casino has also 410 slot machines including a variety of classics and modern video slots. Casino Royale is the home to the only Sex in the City, Hangover, Wheel of Fortune and Betty Boop games on St Maarten. The casino also has a private “high-roller” poker table area with the highest table limits on St Maarten island. You can also bet on your favorite sports. No need to go to Las Vegas !

 

Restaurants and bars are also numerous and diverse in Maho village. From sushi to pizza to french food there are restaurants for any envy !

 

In Maho you have 3 hotels resorts that are among the best in St Maarten.

The Sonesta Maho Beach island is a St Maarten all inclusive resorts that is quite spectacular. The resort offers so many activities and thing to do in St Maarten that you will have to come for another holidays to do them all !!
They offer relaxation treatment, spa, a large pool with cascading waterfalls, 4 tennis courts, a specific program and activities for children. The Sonesta is really a world class all inclusive resort that happen to be by the famous Maho Beach in St Maarten and in Maho village. That’s even more things to do in st maarten while in holidays.

The 5 stars Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is in the Sonesta Maho Beach resort but is apart ! The Ocean Point hotel is the only  St Maarten all inclusive resorts for adults only.
The Ocen Point resort has 3 pools, 3 bars, a restaurant, 24 hour room service and private concierge. It’s truly a Luxury hotel.

The Royal Islander Club is a condo resort with kitchen and all the modern amenities that you can expect from an hotel.

Simpson Bay

Simpson Bay is in the middle between Philipsburg and Marigot in St Maarten. Simpson Bay St Maarten is the longest bay of all the island. It comprises 3 beaches : Simpson beach the most well known, Kimsha Beach (or kim sha beach)and Pelican Key Beach.
Not far from Simpson Bay is St Maarten airport since it runs along Simpson Beach.
So you can already see that Simpson Bay offer a lot and is very convenient. But that’s not all !

Simpson Bay has many marinas : Igy marina, Isle del sol, Palapa marina, Princess Port de Plaisance is just across Simpson Bay lagoon.

Once your day is over you may want to eat something, no ? Well there no lack of restaurants in Simpson Bay. From beach restaurant to pizzeria to french restaurant to lobster restaurant to burger one or Lebanese kitchen there are plenty St Maarten restaurants in Simpson Bay.

After that you might want to go to the Casinos, to nightclubs, to bar pub or to adult clubs. There are a lot of possibilities in Simpson Bay.

Or you want to go back to your hotel resort. Simpson Bay is home to a lot of hotels resorts which is very practical because you don’t have to drive to go to sleep !

It comprises 3 beaches : Simpson beach the most well known, Kimsha Beach (or kim sha beach)and Pelican Key Beach.
Not far from Simpson Bay is St Maarten airport since it runs along Simpson Beach.

You have also an extensive offer in matter of water sports center in Simpson Bay around Kimsha beach, pelican key and Simpson Bay Lagoon. These waterspsorts center offer private boat tours, open boat excursions, catamaran excursions, sailing cruise, sunset cruises, jet ski tours, flyboard, hoverboard,diving, snorkeling, deep fishing boat tours and much more. You don’t know what to do in St Maarten ? They certainly have the answer !!

 

Grand Case

Grand Case used to be a small fishing village and also living of the industry of salt (extracted from the pond). While this activities have mostly disappeared, Grand Case St Martin has retained all its authenticity through its houses.

At night the main street “Boulevard de Grand Case” get animated with tourist and locals who go to bars, restaurants and shop that open late at night.
During the month of February every tuesday you have parades through the street which is fun.

Grand Case also has a long sandy beach with many beach bars and some fine restaurants. Grand Case is also home to some very nice boutique hotels and the Grand Case Beach Club.

Nowadays Grand Case is well known for its restaurants. And many of the Grand Case restaurants are housed in the traditional houses or huts which give them an additional charm.

Restaurants

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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Bavaria Restaurant

Bavaria Restaurant is a German restaurant serving great sausage food and beers located in front of the Simpson Bay Plaza and the Pharmacy.

Avantika Restaurant

Avantika is a Thai restaurant located in the heart of Simpson Bay in St Maarten. The restaurant brings the exotic tastes of Thailand to St Maarten within a great atmosphere. Avantika combines a fresh Thai cuisine and a chic dining surrounding. With extensive culinary experience, the chefs of Avantika restaurant bring Thai food to the island, the way it was meant to be : fresh, authentic, traditional. The restaurant has also an extensive wine list from around the world. And before dinner you can always have one of their cocktail at the bar. And then you can choose to seat either indoor or outdoor. To find Avantika restaurant you need to take the steps to the 1st floor of the Puerto Del Sol Building located almost in front of the supermarket,the Commodore Suite hotel and Toppers. Address : Puerto del Sol Building, Welfare road, Simpson Bay St Maarten

Avantika Restaurant

Avantika is a Thai Restaurant located in Puerto Del Sol building to the Commodore Suite Hotel and Topper on Simpson Bay.

Al Pasha Restaurant

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Al Pasha Restaurant

Al Pasha Restaurant is a Lebanese and Oriental restaurant located on St Maarten airport road.

Greenhouse Restaurant

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Greenhouse Restaurant

Greenhouse Restaurant is between Atrium hotel and the Buccaneer Beach bar on Billy Folly road.

Bombay Bites Restaurant

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Bombay Bites Restaurant

Bombay Bites is an Indian Restaurant located on St Maarten airport road in Simpson Bay above the McDonald’s.

Boca Marina Restaurant

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Boca Marina Restaurant

Boca Marina Restaurant is located on the Simpson Bay Lagoon on St Maarten airport road.

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Abu Ghazi Restaurant

Abu Ghazi Restaurant is a fast food located in Paradise Mall next to the Paradise Casino and the cinema.

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