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 intrigued by the idea of feeling the wind on your face as you move along, you will find 4 rental agencies that can help. Click here to visit our guide to bike and scooter rentals.

Diving

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.

There are several dive services and at least 11 good dive sites in the area. Use this link to find our page concerning diving opportunities in this area.

Fishing

Taylor Made Charters

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

If there are some avid fishermen traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know 5 charter fishing services operate from this area. Go to this article regarding fishing in the area if you'd like to find out additional information.

Golf

Like golf? Simpson Bay isn't exactly flooded with golf greens, but there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Mullet Bay Golf Course. Click here to find our page dedicated to golfing throughout Sint Maarten.

Sailing and Boating

Sugar Rush Charters

Review the chart below for a listing of local providers that will enable you to get out 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
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
Sugar Rush Charters (721) 580-4404 Cole Bay, 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay

If you want to learn about charter operators and area marinas use this link.

Shopping

If there are some avid shoppers traveling with you, they might be interested to know that more than 38 retail stores are located in this area. To read our detailed page about shopping in Simpson Bay and nearby, click this link.

Sightseeing

Border Obelisk

Sightseeing is another great activity for visitors to Simpson Bay. Sights of interest to visitors include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Vacationers who like spending time outdoors will frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Take advantage of this article concerning area sightseeing attractions if you want to learn more information.

The table directly below enables you to learn a few details regarding a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Simpson Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Island Reps Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 545-2266 Simpson Bay
R & J Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (059) 087-5620 Colombier, 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Simpson Bay
Rising Sun Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (059) 087-9691 Downtown Marigot, 2.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Simpson Bay
Trisport Marigot Excursions and Sightseeing Service (059) 087-0891 Downtown Marigot, 2.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Simpson Bay
Trisport Simpson Bay Kayaking Kayaking Service (721) 545-4384 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Turtle Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 526-4662 Simpson Bay

Snorkeling

Simpson Bay Snorkeling

If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Simpson Bay. To learn more about snorkeling opportunities, click here.

Spas

Going to a spa might be the highlight of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you might be happy to know there are several in this area. For more information about places to relax in this area read this article.

Tennis

Belmond La Samanna

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

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read 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 example, Simpson Bay Resort and Marina is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

The following chart enables you to learn some details regarding 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
Marci's Mega Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (721) 545-5616 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central 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
 

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