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. 

Beaches

Friar's Bay Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the beach names for detailed information about that specific beach.

If you like to snorkel, a location providing that option 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.

Another place to consider is Friar's Bay Beach. Populated by a small crowd of locals and tourists in the daytime, this beach is known for occasional nighttime beach parties as well.

Happy Bay: Trees line this private island oasis, providing relief from the bright sunlight. There is not likely to be a crowd here.

Grand Case and the surrounding areas have a full range of beach choices. Read this extended discussion if you'd like to find some more facts.

Landmark Attractions

Fort Louis

Hope Estate Archeological Site is a historical site just on the edge of Grand Case. The Hope Estate Archaeological Association is in charge of excavating Hope Estate, and over the years has amassed a huge collection of pottery and other artifacts, plus through the excavation of tombs learned about the Arawak peoples burial process. A tour of this site offered by the association will how off a number of the dig sites and uncovered artifacts.

Many travelers also choose to visit Durat Bridge. It is located in 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: In addition to being home to a variety of fruit trees and some sugar cane, Mount Vernon Plantation is also the home to some old mill buildings that are a rare feature on the island. These humble buildings once served as the backbone to the entire St. Martin economy for decades, producing the products that made this island so lucrative to the European colonial powers.

The region offers additional sites to visit. For more information on landmarks in and around the area, read this page.

Natural Attractions

Loterie Farm Nature Reserve

Tourists who like being outside will typically enjoy visiting 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.

A second local attraction to consider 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, you can find some other options too. For more information on natural attractions near Grand Case, go to this article.

Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Guests interested in trying their luck in some gaming action will have quite a few places to go nearby.

Princess Casino has a restaurant, so you can eat before or after you hit the gaming floor. Players will have to wait until 1:00 p.m. to try their luck and Princess Casino, where hey can then stay until 4:00 a.m.

If you like slot machines, consider giving Tropicana Casino a try. 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.

Casino Royale has a selection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Caribbean Stud. The largest casino on the island of St. Maarten, Casino Royale boasts 14,000 square feet of electric gaming atmosphere. Not only are there over 450 slot machines with classic and modern video machines, but there are 20 live game tables including both French and American roulette.

Luckily, you can find other options too. Take advantage of this extended discussion about gaming close to Grand Case if you'd like to discover additional facts.

 

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