Activities in Simpson Bay

Photo credit: © Sugar Rush Charters

St. Maarten's Simpson Bay has a lot going for it, but without a doubt, shopping is a top activity.  Visitors even travel here by ferry from Anguilla on a daily basis specifically to take advantage of the completely duty-free sales of high-end luxury goods.  If this sounds appealing to you, head straight for Front Street to get started.

Other popular activities will take you from the sea to the shore, allowing for watersports like sailing, fishing, and diving to readily fill your days as well as hiking Mount Condordia, horseback riding, playing a few rounds of tennis, and simply relaxing on the beach.  Of course, you won't want to overlook the nighttime scene, where bar hopping and testing your luck in a casino are strongly encouraged. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

Scenic views and well paved roads make renting a scooter or bike a great way to explore Simpson Bay.

If you are considering enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, there are 4 rental agencies that can help. For a more detailed look at bike and scooter rentals, use this link.


Simpson Bay Diving

Simpson Bay is known for an abundance of open water dives, making it great for intermediate divers. Beginner divers do not need to stress though, there are operators that will certify and train you.

You'll find 4 dive services and at least 11 interesting dive sites in the area. To read more about diving opportunities in this area check out this page.


Rudy's Deep Sea Fishing

Like the rest of Sint Maarten, there are plenty of fishing opportunities to be had while staying in the popular Simpson Bay area.

If you have some experienced anglers traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know 6 charter fishing services operate from this area. To see our page about deep sea fishing, use this link.


If you or someone traveling with you likes to play golf you should know that Simpson Bay isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end. However, the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is Mullet Bay Golf Course. For a more detailed look at this specific topic, see this page, about golf throughout Sint Maarten.

Sailing and Boating

Random Wind

Take a minute to read the table below for more information about area firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Simpson Bay
Name Phone Location
Aqua Mania Adventures (721) 544-2640 Pelican Key, 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Bluebeard Charters (721) 587-5935 Pelican Key, 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Captain Morgan Charters (721) 526-2467 Simpson Bay
Fun In The Sun (721) 547-0210 Simpson Bay
Garfield Fun Charters (721) 587-1503 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Offshore Sensations Simpson Bay (721) 527-1444 0.2 mi. North of Central Simpson Bay
Out Island Charters (721) 543-0068 Simpson Bay
Passaat Classic Schooner (721) 580-3301 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Random Wind (721) 587-5742 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Sugar Rush Charters (721) 580-4404 Cole Bay, 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay

If you want to find out about charter operators and area marinas read this page.


If you have some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they might want to know that there are more than 60 retail stores to browse in this area. Navigate here to visit our page about shopping in and around Simpson Bay.


Border Obelisk

Sightseeing is also a good way to use some of your time in Simpson Bay. The area has 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Visitors who like spending time outdoors frequently have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Take advantage of this article dedicated to area sightseeing attractions if you're looking for more details.

The table right below provides you with a few details concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In Simpson Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Island Reps Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 545-2266 Simpson Bay
Shoreline Helicopters Inc Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (866) 361-1100 1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Simpson Bay
St. Maarten Incentives Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 545-5408 Simpson Bay
Trisport Simpson Bay Kayaking Kayaking Service (721) 545-4384 Simpson Bay
Turtle Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 526-4662 Simpson Bay


Simpson Bay Snorkeling

If you like to go snokeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Simpson Bay. Make your way to this article concerning snorkeling if you're seeking additional facts.


Indulging in a trip to the spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to discover there are a few in the area. For more information on the options, go to this page.


Belmond La Samanna

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In And Around Simpson Bay
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina Pelican Key, 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay 4 check
Princess Port de Plaisance Cole Bay, 0.8 mi. East of Central Simpson Bay 7 check
Belmond La Samanna 2.7 mi. Northwest of Central Simpson Bay 3 check
La Plantation Orient Bay Resort Griselle, 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Simpson Bay 2 check
Club Orient Resort 6.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Simpson Bay 2 check

For example, Simpson Bay Resort and Marina is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Be sure to look through the following chart for information about other activities.

Other Activities In Simpson Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Aqua Mania Adventures Watersports Operator (721) 544-2640 Pelican Key, 0.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Caribbean Cinemas - St. Maarten Megaplex 7 Movie Theater (599) 544-4777 1.0 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Mega Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (721) 545-5616 Simpson Bay
Megaplex 7 Movie Theater (721) 544-4777 1.0 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Port De Plaisance Fitness & Tennis Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (721) 544-3033 Cole Bay, 0.8 mi. East of Central Simpson Bay
Slender You Fitness Centers and Instructors (721) 554-3601 Simpson Bay
St Maarten Chiropractic & Massage Clinic N.V. Massage Therapist (721) 544-4966 Simpson Bay
Sunset Theatre Movie Theater (721) 544-3631 0.1 mi. South West of Central Simpson Bay

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