Attractions in Grand Case

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Best known for its gourmet dining scene and numerous casinos, Grand Case certainly comes to life at night.  The town is by no means dead during the day, however.  Here, there are some of the calmest and cleanest beaches you can imagine, as well as an important archeological site on the edge of town, and several other attractions to be seen in between. 


Friar's Bay Beach

You will discover a large number of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on each beach name for a detailed guide to that beach.

A location where snorkeling is a popular is Grande-Case Beach. Known for it's fine dining and stunning views of Anguilla, hungry tourists flock to this beach to sample island fare.

A second place worth considering is Friar's Bay Beach. With beautiful clear waters, soft sand and hillside views, this is a lovely daytime beach. There are some villas and accommodations here.

Happy Bay: A small beach with stunning white sand and crystal clear waters, this is one of the most hidden and secluded beaches on the island, but perhaps not for long. In 2014, it was listed as one of the Best Secret Beaches on Earth by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

These are just a few of the options worth consideration Click to see our page regarding beaches for Grand Case.

Landmark Attractions

Fort Louis

Hope Estate Archeological Site is a historical site just on the edge of Grand Case. All visits to the site are done by appointment only, and usually take around three hours to complete.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Durat Bridge. It is found within Marigot, 2.5 mi. South West of central Grand Case. Named after the famous governor of the island, Durat Bridge was essential in connecting Marigot with the Northernmost part of the island and specifically to the village that is known today as Grand Case.

Mount Vernon Plantation: While it may not seem like much now, it was fields like Mount Vernon Plantation that gave St. Martin its wealth during the colonial and early independence eras of its history. This historical park will give visitors a unique insight into the production of sugar, rum, and the harvest of numerous spices.

The area is home to a nice selection of places to see. Follow this link to check out our page dedicated to other interesting places to visit in and around the area.

Natural Attractions

Loterie Farm Nature Reserve

Visitors who like the open air will probably enjoy spending some time at Loterie Farm Nature Reserve. This protected area is the largest on the island and a prime spot for any eco-tourist that find themselves in Saint Martin. The park offers numerous eco-orientated activities that will allow guests to enjoy the more natural side of the island.

Another site that you might enjoy is The Butterfly Farm. If you are mystified by the tender and swift nature of the butterfly, then the Butterfly Farm is for you. Here, you can tour a tropical rainforest setting and interact with this creatures as they fly freely and often land right on the shoulders, hair, or hands of guests.

Needless to say, there are many other choices. To visit our full guide to natural attractions near Grand Case, visit this page.


Ready for some action? Vacationers wanting to test their luck will have lots of places to do so nearby.

Princess Casino has a restaurant, which provides added convenience before or after you try your luck. As one of St. Maarten's largest gaming centers, Princess Casino is always busy, vibrant, and exciting. Most people walk in the door and immediately feel like winners.

Lightning Casino is found within Simpson Bay, 5.2 mi. South-Southwest of central Grand Case. Just a few minutes away from the airport, Lightning Casino caters to sports fans with big screen televisions broadcasting sporting events from around the world while they game.

Tropicana Casino: Looking to try your luck? Then head down to Tropicana Casino, which is known as the "friendliest casino in St. Maarten," and play one of their many slot and table games to see if you are a winner.

Of course, there will be a wider range of choices. Use this link to visit our article about gaming close to Grand Case.


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