Exploring St. Maarten and Saint Martin
Spend the day relaxing on the power-white sands of Simpson Bay or stake your claim to a palm tree. The beach is sheltered and safe for swimming and snorkeling. Simpson Bay is a picture-perfect spot and it's hard to imagine that you could tire of it, but if you are a beachcomber, you'll be pleased to learn that between them St. Maarten/Saint Martin have 36 other beaches to choose from.
The Simpson Bay Resort & Marina also has five fresh water swimming pools and a children's pool for endless watery fun.
St. Maarten is an important gateway to the Caribbean with direct flights from New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, Newark, Atlanta and Boston in the United States, San Juan in Puerto Rico, and Toronto, Montreal and Halifax in Canada. There are also regular flights from Amsterdam and Paris in Europe.
St. Maarten is a regional transport hub with flights throughout the Caribbean. If island hopping is on your itinerary, there are regular connections to and from Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire, Antigua, Anguilla, St. Croix, St. Kitts/Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barts, St. Thomas, Tortola, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.
The island is also an important cruise ship destination and all the major cruise lines call in at Philipsburg and Marigot.
There are ferry links and catamaran trips to the neighboring islands of Anguilla, St Barts and Saba.
Planning your St. Maarten trip
Call Toll free at 1-800-791-4460 (USA & Canada)
and 001-800-221-8090 (Mexico);
(954) 736-2200 (Elsewhere).