Attractions in Oyster Pond

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Located right on the border between the French and Dutch halves of the island, Oyster Pond is ideally located for sightseeing.  There aren't many attractions to visit directly in town, but it doesn't take but a few minutes drive to find some of the most important landmarks for tourists to see. 

Beaches

Dawn Beach

You will find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who are so inclined. Click on each beach name for detailed information about that particular location.

One beach with snorkeling is Dawn Beach. Located on the east coast of the island, Dawn Beach is a long stretch of beautiful white sand bordering clear waters. Sharing the beach with the Westin St Maarten, the area is popular with tourists, though its length allows for some areas to be quieter than others.

Another good choice for snorkelers is Oyster Pond Beach. Oyster Pond beach is less of a beach than a shoreline. Most of the coastline here backs up into private docks.

Baie Lucas Beach: The sand here is soft and white, the ocean floor is shallow for a ways out into the ocean, but has coral and rock formations under the waves, good for snorkeling but somewhat inconvenient for swimming and wading. The clearest ocean floor is on the south side of the beach, where the sand thins out.

These examples are merely a few of the options worth consideration To learn about more beaches available, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins is a historical site just outside of Oyster Pond. Built around the 1850's, Sucker Garden Salt Factory was at the time an experiment in increasing the efficiency of salt collection. The factory had a near century long lifespan, and was abandoned in 1948.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit The Old House. It is located in La Croisade, 1.8 mi. North of central Oyster Pond. The Old House Museum takes visitors back to the early days of Saint Martin's colonial history where they will learn of the culture, politics, and economics that have led the island to where it is today.

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.

These examples are just a few of the places worth checking out Those wanting to obtain more information concerning other sites worth visiting nearby here.

Natural Attractions

The Butterfly Farm

The Butterfly Farm is one of the natural attractions you might consider visiting. <p>Explore the beautiful colors of the Saint Martin butterflies and plants at this unique and magical attraction. You will find the enclosed area full of caterpillars, cocoons, and butterflies of all sizes.</p>

The Butterfly Farm is a second attraction to consider visiting. <p>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.</p>

Needless to say, you can find a nice selection of choices too. Take advantage of this extended discussion regarding natural attractions in and near Oyster Pond if you'd like to discover more specifics.

Casinos

Looking for some action? Those who'd like to try their luck on the slots will find quite a few places to go in and near the area.

Diamond Casino is found in Philipsburg, 2.7 mi. South West of central Oyster Pond. Slot machines are available in denominations from $0.50 to $5(USD). There are also table games including Black Jack, Baccarat, Caribbean Poker, and Roulette.

If slot machines are part of your plans, consider heading to Golden Casino. Located at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Golden Casino is offered as a perk to guests, and a fun place to hang out for a night for local residents and tourists staying nearby.

Princess Casino provides a wide array of games for guests to try out, including Blackjack, Craps, Poker - Caribbean Stud, Poker - Texas Holdem, and Roulette. One of the most elegant casinos in St. Maarten, Princess Casino features a neoclassical design complete with frescoes, arches, columns, and domes, and expected clientele to show up dressed just as formally.

Needless to say, there are other choices. Make your way to this article about gaming in and near Oyster Pond if you'd like to discover additional details.

 

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