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 seeing the sights with the wind in your face, there are a few rental agencies that can help you. Follow this link to see 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.

There are 4 dive services and at least 11 interesting dive sites in the area. Navigate here to visit our discussion of diving opportunities in this area.


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.

Fishing is a popular activity here, as indicated by the presence of 6 charter operators in this area. To navigate to our full guide to deep sea fishing, click here.


Enjoy playing golf? Simpson Bay isn't exactly flooded with golf greens, but there is one golf course in the area. The only course in the area is Mullet Bay Golf Course. Furthermore, you can go to this article if you're looking for additional information regarding golf throughout Sint Maarten.

Sailing and Boating

Random Wind

Additional information about firms that will help you spend some time on the open water can be found here:

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 read about charter operators and marinas check out this page.


If you have some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they may be interested to know that more than 60 retail stores are located in this area. If you'd like to find out about shopping in and around Simpson Bay, you can do so on this page.


Border Obelisk

Another good way to use some of your time is to see the area's sights and natural beauty. The area's sights include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Tourists who like the open air frequently have a good time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Click to read our article about area sightseeing and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing can be found here:

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 are thinking about snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Simpson Bay. Those wanting to get more information concerning opportunities to go snorkeling here.


Indulging in a trip to the spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to learn there are several in the area. To read our complete guide to spas, visit this page.


Belmond La Samanna

If you enjoy playing tennis 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 table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, 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

Take a moment to read the table below for information concerning other activities. to learn more. 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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