Activities in St. Martin

Get off that beach blanket and explore St. Martin

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When planning a trip to the Caribbean, most people imagine themselves lying on the beach with the sun beating down on them and a fruity drink in hand. While this is a great way to spend your St. Martin trip, there is plenty to do for those who envision a more exciting vacation.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you like the idea of sightseeing at your own pace, you will find several rental agencies that can help make it happen. Read this page about bike and scooter rentals if you'd like to find additional facts.


St. Martin Diving

There are 5 dive operators and at least 17 different dive sites to choose from. Use this link to visit our extended discussion of scuba diving in this area.

Events and Festivals

Attending an event and festival during your St. Martin vacation is a great way to experience local culture, sample local food, and purchase locally made souvenirs. For a glimpse at a celebration unique to the Caribbean, visit St. Martin during Carnaval season, which occurs in February. Click here to read more about St. Martin's events and festivals.


St. Martin Fishing

The waters off the coast of St. Martin are really great for deep sea, big game fishing. If you're an angler at heart, you won't want to miss the opportunity to pull in a big catch like dolphin, marlin, or wahoo. You can rent your own boat and head out on the waters on your own, or take part in a fishing tour, where the company will often cook your fish for you to eat upon your arrival back at shore.

If you have some experienced anglers traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know they can fish with one of the 5 charter operators in this area. To read more about deep sea fishing in this area, go to this page.


If you're an avid golfer you probably realize St. Martin isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end. Nevertheless, there is one golf course in the area. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. If interested, you can find out more concerning golf throughout St. Martin and Sint Maarten Island can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

St. Martin Sailing and Boating

More details concerning local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water can be found directly below.

Boating Opportunities In And Around St. Martin
Name Phone Location Island
Calypso Charters (246) 584-8504 6.9 mi. North of Central St. Martin Anguilla
CaptainJo Boat Charter (069) 074-7001 Grand-Case, 2.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central St. Martin the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Keloa Private Tours (069) 088-2054 Anse Marcel, 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central St. Martin the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Scoobidoo (059) 052-0253 French Cul-de-Sac, 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central St. Martin the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Voyager Charters (059) 087-4345 Downtown Marigot, 1.3 mi. West of Central St. Martin the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

If you'd like to read about nearby marinas and charter operators go to this page.


La Boheme

Shopping in St. Martin is duty free, which means travelers are exempt from paying customs taxes on the items when they return home. There are so many great deals to be had that people often hop a ferry to the island strictly for a day of shopping when they are on vacation in other Caribbean islands.

If you have some shopping fanatics vacationing with you, they may be interested to know that more than 53 retailers operate in this area. To read our full guide to shopping in St. Martin, click here.


Border Obelisk

Sightseeing is another great option for anyone visiting St. Martin. Sights of interest to visitors include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts will typically have a pleasant time visiting the outdoor park and botanical garden. Take advantage of this article dedicated to area sightseeing attractions if you want more facts.

Information concerning a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be seen in the table below.

Sightseeing Services In St. Martin
Name Phone Location
R & J Tours (059) 087-5620 Central St. Martin
Rising Sun Tours (059) 087-9691 Downtown Marigot, 1.3 mi. West of Central St. Martin
Saint Martin Evasion (059) 087-1360 Marigot
Transco (059) 087-3016 French Cul de Sac, 2.1 mi. East of Central St. Martin
Trisport Marigot (059) 087-0891 Downtown Marigot, 1.1 mi. West of Central St. Martin
Winston Sightseeing Tours (059) 087-2561 French Cul de Sac, 2.1 mi. East of Central St. Martin


St. Martin Snorkeling

If exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in St. Martin. You can find more details concerning opportunities to go snorkeling here.


St. Martin Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, since there are 5 spas in this area. Take advantage of this page which is all about spas in the area if you'd like to discover additional specifics.


Rather than spending the day covered in sand, another way to experience St. Martin's beaches is by getting out in the water. Swimming through the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea is like nothing you'll ever experience, and many vacationers choose to take their exploration a step further. By renting some snorkeling equipment, or going on a scuba or snuba tour, you can catch a glimpse of what life under the water's surface is like. You can get an up-close and personal look at coral reef, marine life, and even a few sunken ships.

Staying active is important to many vacationers, and there are plenty of sports available in St. Martin to help them keep in shape. Hiking and biking around the island are great ways to get in some exercise, as well as see the sites. Swimming is another great option.

If you prefer to watch sports rather than participate in them, there are a number of options. St. Martin has a wide variety of athletic programs, including baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and track and field teams. Regardless of when you choose to visit, there is always one sport or another in season.


Belmond La Samanna

If you play tennis regularly, you're in luck here as well. Many resorts on the island have tennis courts that are available to guests as part of their room cost, and some even offer a few hours of instruction. Golfers don't have quite as much luck as tennis players, as there is only one golf course on the island and it is in St. Maarten rather than St. Martin.

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

The following information may help with you make a decision. You can view the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In St. Martin
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Belmond La Samanna Las Terres Basses, 4.0 mi. West of Central St. Martin 3 check
Hotel La Plantation Mont Vemon, 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central St. Martin 2 check
La Plantation Orient Bay Resort Griselle, 2.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central St. Martin 2 check
Club Orient Resort Orient Bay, 3.3 mi. East of Central St. Martin 2 check
Marquis Boutique Hotel Anse Marcel, 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central St. Martin 4 check

For instance, Belmond La Samanna is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Wind Adventures

The chart just below summarizes information about other activities.

Other Activities In St. Martin
Name Type Phone Location
Bayside Riding Club Horseback Riding Site (590) 557-6822 2.9 mi. East of Central St. Martin
Coconut Tree's Go-Kart Go-Cart Raceways and Rentals (069) 074-3565 Grand-Case
Future Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (059) 077-1272 Marigot
Kontiki Watersport Watersports Operator (059) 087-4327 Orient Bay, 3.3 mi. East of Central St. Martin
M.J.C. Sandy Ground Movie Theater (059) 087-7602 Sandy Ground, 2.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central St. Martin
Sea Breeze Fitness Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (059) 087-0086 Sandy Ground, 1.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central St. Martin
Wind Adventures Watersports Operator (059) 029-4157 Griselle, 3.2 mi. East of Central St. Martin

And this is just the tip of the ice berg. Available activities in St. Martin extend beyond what is listed here, as you'll learn as you get out and explore the island. You may not know exactly where your vacation will take you, but with an open mind you are sure to enjoy the journey.


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