Things to Do in St. Maarten

Things to Do in St. Maarten
Bikers may not immediately think of St. Maarten as a biking destination, but the island offers trails and open spaces for beginning and experienced bikers. Golfers also will enjoy St. Maarten, with its popular St. Maarten Golf Course. Travelers who aren't interested in golf or biking can enjoy a number of cruises in and around St. Maarten.

St. Maarten Pirates Day Cruise

Go on a day cruise off the coast of St. Maarten. St. Martin Pirates Day Cruise departs from Dock Maarten/Great Bay Marine daily, excluding Saturdays, at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Travelers should go to the dock and purchase a ticket there.) The cruise travels down the shore of St. Maarten and anchors at a local beach for snorkeling and swimming. The tour lasts approximately 4 ½ hours and offers lunch and snacks with an open bar. Beer, rum punch, mixed drinks, soft drinks and water are all served on board the cruise ship. As of 2009, tour prices start at $68.99.

St. Martin Pirates Day Cruise
Dock Maarten/Great Bay Marine
Phillipsburg, St Maarten (St Martin)

St. Maarten Golf

Enjoy a day of golf. St. Maarten Golf is the only golf course in St. Maarten to open its greens to locals and tourists. St Maarten Golf Association, the organization that runs this 18-hole golf course, holds annual tournaments. St. Maarten golf tournament the St Maarten Open takes place in April; however, travelers and nonmembers can golf on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Golfers can travel to other Caribbean islands including St. Croix, St. Kitts or St. Thomas for golf courses as well.

St Maarten Golf
P.O. Box 309
Phillipsburg, St. Maarten Islands
011 (+599) 545 2850

Mountain Biking

Plan a day of mountain biking. St. Maarten may not be the No. 1 destination for mountain biking, but bikers will find an excursion around Marigot, the capital of the French side of St. Martin, a great way to explore the island and a fun way to spend an afternoon. Bring your own bike, and gear or rent from a bike rental company; however, only a handful of bike rental companies are established in St. Maarten. TriSports offers bike rentals and bike tours.

14B Airport Blvd., Simpsonbay,
St.Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
011 (+599) 545 4384

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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