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 intrigued by the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will find several places that can help make it happen. For more information about bike and scooter rentals, click here.


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. To get more information on this topic, read this extended discussion.


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 there are some avid fishermen traveling with you, they're in luck -- they can go fishing with one of the 6 charter operators in this area. Those interested can find out more concerning fishing in this area can do so here.


Hoping to play golf during your vacation? Simpson Bay isn't necessarily a golfing paradise, but the area does have a course. The only course in the area is Mullet Bay Golf Course. Those interested can find more details concerning golfing throughout Sint Maarten can do so by visiting our Golf page.

Sailing and Boating

Random Wind

The chart directly below lists more details concerning 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
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're interested in reading about marinas and charter operators click here.


If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they might want to know that there are at least 60 retailers in this area. To see our detailed page about shopping in and around Simpson Bay, see this page.


Border Obelisk

Sightseeing is another good way to spend some of your vacation in Simpson Bay. Sights of interest to visitors include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Visitors who like the open air are likely to have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. You can go to this extended discussion regarding area sightseeing attractions if you need additional information.

Check out the following table for details on a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

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 you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance while vacationing in Simpson Bay. You can read this article about snorkeling if you're seeking better specifics.


Enjoying a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to know there are a few in this area. Navigate here to read our page regarding this topic.


Belmond La Samanna

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn 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

Check out the table below for information about other activities. for information concerning one other option. for information 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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