Oyster Pond Attractions

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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. 


Dawn Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

A location that offers snorkeling is Dawn Beach. As beaches in St. Maarten must remain public, guests can take advantage of the parking areas in the nearby resorts (Oyster Bay to the north, Westin to the south) or open areas off of Oyster Pond Road. Any of these spots promise just a short walk to the beach area.

Another top pick for snorkeling fans is Oyster Pond Beach. The sand here is tan and beautiful and the ocean floor is clear for several feet out into the turquoise waters. Umbrellas line the beach for use by patrons of the resort.

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 are only some of what's on the island. Use this link to view our page concerning beaches for Oyster Pond.

Landmark Attractions

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins is a historical site close to Oyster Pond. Visitors will be able to see and explore what is left of the Sucker Garden Salt Factory. While mainly in ruins, there is still plenty to see and even more to imagine.

Another common landmark for vacationers is The Old House. It is located in La Croisade, 1.8 mi. North of central Oyster Pond. While the Museum is closed on Monday and Saturday, it is open on the other five days of the week from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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 are just a few of your options. To read more about other interesting places to visit this specific topic, navigate to this article about other enjoyable places to visit near Oyster Pond.

Natural Attractions

The Butterfly Farm

The Butterfly Farm is one of the natural attractions you should consider visiting. 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.

Another local site worth a visit 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.

Luckily, there are plenty of other nature attractions. Those needing to get more information concerning natural attractions in and near Oyster Pond, can easily do so here.


Looking for a bit of action? Guests hoping to test their luck will find plenty of places to go in and near the area.

Diamond Casino is located in Philipsburg, 2.7 mi. South West of central Oyster Pond. Diamond opens at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for an extra hour of slots before the game tables open up at 10:00 a.m.

If slot machines are part of your plans, consider giving Golden Casino a try. 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 has a selection of games for gamers to play, including Blackjack, Craps, Poker - Caribbean Stud, Poker - Texas Holdem, and Roulette. 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.

Needless to say, there are a nice selection of options too. Use this link to check out our page regarding gaming in and near Oyster Pond.


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