St. Maarten Half-Day Tour of French & Dutch Sides

4.4 / 5

26 reviews

St. Maarten Half-Day Tour of French & Dutch Sides

From $42 per person

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.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Take a scenic circular drive around the French and Dutch sides of St. Maarten/St. Martin
  • Swim in the turquoise Caribbean waters off Grand Case Beach
  • Find local dishes to sample over lunch in your own time
  • Get breathtaking wilderness views of Corilita Natural Reserve
  • Experience the thrill of commercial planes coming into land low over Maho Beach
  • Shop in the French colonial capital of Marigot
Full description
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.
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  • 1 drink (water, sodas, beer, rum punc, or guavaberry liqueur)
  • Meals
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Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    4.4 /5

    based on 26 reviews

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    Our guide Valenthin was absolutely great. So relaxed and in a good mood we were captured by the Caribbean flair. In the end, the whole bus sang along with the songs, and that means something for predominantly German passengers. Of course, 2-3 of the guests have to catch the ball and play it back. Then the whole thing will be a great trip as usual. The possibility of bathing should be pointed out in advance. Overall, a great trip that we can recommend without reservation. Matthias Schwenke

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    February 6, 2020

    Super cool easy tour with a funny, cheerful guide (Valentino). There were always drinks and the atmosphere was great! Would recommend this tour to those who don't want to spend too much and still want to see something! PS: We did a cruise and booked the tour through getyourguide. Smooth running.

    February 5, 2020

    The trip on Sint Maarten was a great experience. Everything went perfectly. David (our guide) was in a good mood, gave us a lot of great information about the island and the life of the residents. The beach stay (Grand Case) was too short, for this beautiful piece of earth and the stop at the airport was certainly an experience, but also an absolute tourist event .. full. Would have been a little more relaxed in the morning. The stop in Marigot was very nice, even if everything was closed on this day (December 25th) the place with the market and harbor is absolutely worthwhile. Overall a great day

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    January 14, 2020

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