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

Overview

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 Coralita Bay Natural Reserve for breathtaking views of the tropical wilderness.

Next we head to one of the most stunning and popular beaches, Orient Beach where you can stroll along the pure white shore, swim or sunbathe, stretching out on the soft sand as you marvel at the turquoise water that sparkles in the tropical sunlight. Orient Beach has over 30 bars, restaurants and all the facilities to make you feel at home. Orient Beach lies next to a naturist resort and sometimes those guests may wander over to the clothing section of the beach.

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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What to bring

  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Beachwear

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.
  • 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
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • 1 drink (water, sodas, beer, rum punc, or guavaberry liqueur)
  • Meals
4.5 hours

Meet your guide at the Information Center located in the main building at the Saint Maarten cruise terminal.

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