Tour the French and Dutch side of St. Maarten and discover why it is called the “Friendly Island.” Enjoy time on the beach at Grand Case, shop for souvenirs in Marigot, and experience the famous “Airport Beach” of Maho.
What to Expect
Enjoy a 4.5-hour circular tour of the French and Dutch sides of St. Maarten (St.Martin), and experience a true Caribbean welcome. You will drive northeast to Dawn Beach and Oyster Bay, crossing one of the symbolic borders before stopping at Corilita Natural Reserve for breathtaking views of the tropical wilderness.
Continue to the viewpoint overlooking Orient Beach. Then, relax on one of the most serene beaches at Grand Case. Stroll along a pure white shore, or swim in the turquoise waters. Grand Case is the Caribbean’s gourmet capital, and you’ll find a diverse selection of local cuisine for lunch. Try some scrumptious Johnny Cake - a fried cornmeal pancake - or other traditional dishes.
Now it’s time to shop in Marigot, the charming capital of St. Martin, where a lovely French atmosphere unfurls along colonial streets and the open-air bazaar. Next, explore the upscale area of Lowland, crossing another border back to the Dutch side to reach Maho Beach. Watch as the jumbo jets fly low over the sand to land at Princess Juliana International Airport.
Your tour ends with a drive past Simpson Bay, stopping at Cole Bay Hill for one last picturesque view. If you wish, you can be dropped off in Philipsburg to explore on your own, instead of returning to the port.
- 1 drink (water, sodas, beer, rum punc, or guavaberry liqueur)
Meet your guide at the Information Center of the cruise terminal building
Know Before You Go
• Please bring towels and sun lotion
• There is a minimum of 8 guests required for the tour to take place
• Please call the phone number listed on your voucher to reconfirm your reservation at least 72 ours before the tour.