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 like the idea of exploring the area in the open air there are a few rental agencies that can help make it happen. To read more about bike and scooter rentals, click here.

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 operators and at least 11 good dive sites in the area. To get more information about this topic, read this extended discussion.

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 experienced anglers in your group, they'll be pleased to know there are 6 charter operators in this area. To navigate to our complete guide to deep sea fishing, go to this page.

Golf

If you or someone in your group enjoys playing golf you probably realize Simpson Bay isn't necessarily a golfing paradise. Nevertheless, there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Mullet Bay Golf Course. For more information on golfing throughout Sint Maarten, visit this page.

Sailing and Boating

Random Wind

The following chart offers some details on local providers 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
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 read about charter operators and area marinas check out this page.

Shopping

St. Maarten Museum Gift Shop

If you're vacationing with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can while away some time exploring a few of the 46 retail shops in the area. To visit our complete page about shopping in Simpson Bay and nearby, use this link.

Sightseeing

Border Obelisk

Sightseeing is also a great way to spend some of your time in Simpson Bay. The area features 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Nature enthusiasts will typically have a good time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To find out more about area sightseeing attractions, click this link.

You can look through the chart below for more information about a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Simpson Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Fun and Roll Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 523-9672 3.6 mi. East of Central Simpson Bay
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
Shoreline Helicopters Inc Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (866) 361-1100 1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Simpson Bay
Trisport Simpson Bay Kayaking Kayaking Service (721) 545-4384 Simpson Bay
Turtle Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 526-4662 Simpson Bay

Snorkeling

Fun and Roll

If you enjoy underwater beauty you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Simpson Bay. To read our complete page about local snorkeling opportunities, click here.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to know there are several in the area. You can obtain more information concerning this topic can do so here.

Tennis

Belmond La Samanna

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit 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 following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to read more details concerning 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

Take some time to look through the table below to learn 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
 

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