Activities in Simpson Bay

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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 thinking about sightseeing at your own pace, there are 4 places that can help make it happen. Click here to view our page about bike and scooter rentals.


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 several dive operators and at least 11 different dive sites to choose from. If interested, you can find out more concerning diving in this area, can do so by clicking on this link.


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.

Avid fishermen love this area, as suggested by the existence of 6 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Click to see our page about this topic.


If you or someone traveling with you likes to play golf you may realize Simpson Bay isn't exactly overrun with golf greens. However, there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Mullet Bay Golf Course. Furthermore, you can navigate to this article if you want more specifics about golf throughout Sint Maarten.

Sailing and Boating

Random Wind

The following table enables you to get some details regarding firms that can help you enjoy some time on the 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'd like to find out about local marinas and charter options click this link.


If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they might enjoy visiting a few of the 60 retail shops in the area. Navigate here to find our page concerning shopping in and around Simpson Bay.


Border Obelisk

Sightseeing is also a great activity for visitors to Simpson Bay. The area has 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Assuming you like spending time outdoors frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Follow this link to see our extended discussion of area sightseeing and attractions.

Information about a firm that will show you the most interesting local sights can be seen down below.

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 love snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Simpson Bay. For more in formation concerning snorkeling opportunities, click here.


Going to a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you might be happy to learn there are a few options. Those interested can obtain more information about this topic can do so on this page.


Belmond La Samanna

If you like to play tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of 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 instance, Simpson Bay Resort and Marina is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

The following table enables you to learn some key facts concerning 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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