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09. Mar, 2011

St Maarten hotels – Mullet Bay

St Maarten hotels – Mullet Bay

A popular destination for surfers and snorkellers, Mullet Bay is a large beach with gorgeous white sands and a fringe of tall palm trees. It borders the only island golf course. Mullet Bay

Mullet Bay’s charm is that it has something for everyone: its admirers range from surfers and sun worshippers to families and couples. A picturesque setting, there are a number of snack bars located conveniently close by, as well as a wealth of shaded areas for when you need a rest from the sun.

Mullet Bay also offers attractions for families and fun-lovers, such as volleyball and live music.

Close by is the Mullet Bay Restaurant, offering friendly service and affordable prices.

09. Mar, 2011

St Maarten hotels – Cul-de-Sac

St Maarten hotels – Cul-de-Sac

Cul-de-SacCul-de-Sac is a beautiful beach on St Maarten’s northeastern coast, oft-visited by small boats travelling to offshore islets Tintamarre and Pinel Island. North of Orient Bay Beach, and overlooked by the mayor’s colonial mansion on green, verdant hills, Cul-de-Sac is truly picturesque.

The Paradise Inn is a conveniently located hotel and guest house complex with amenities, just 15 minutes away from the airport.

18. Jan, 2011

St Maarten hotels – Marigot

St Maarten hotels – Marigot

Originally a fishing village, Marigot is the capital of St Maarten’s French side. Delightfully French in atmosphere and spirit, the city is small (only four streets wide) and cosy.

Marigot is home to Fort St. Louis, sitting on a hill overlooking its stunning bay – the fort itself was built by King Louis XVI during his reign. The fort is open to visitors 24/7, with informative signs to explain related historical events. Marigot Bay itself has been described by novelist James A Michener as “the most beautiful in the Caribbean”.

Marigot

Marigot Beach Club - St Maarten

Marigot also boasts a bustling open-air market every Wednesday and Saturday, in which bargains on just about everything you can think of can be scouted out, from coconuts and avocados to paintings and arts and crafts. But if you’re more interested in luxury goods, the southern end of Marigot also offers a selection of stores selling designer fashion and jewelry, all free of tax.

The luxury Marigot Bay Hotel boasts an eco-friendly approach to your vacation, as well as a spa, fine dining and bars by the harbour.

Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort, meanwhile, offers studios and villas, along with a freshwater pool and a range of activities from diving to organized tours and even a new casino.

18. Jan, 2011

St Maarten hotels – Baie Nettle

St Maarten hotels – Baie Nettle
Baie Nettle

Baie Nettle - St Maarten

A long stretch of calm beach on the French side of the Simpson’s Bay Lagoon, Baie Nettle has only become a vacation destination in the past twenty years. With its flat, placid waters the beach is a prime spot for watersports like skiing.

Baie Nettle offers the convenience of Layla’s Beach Bar, boasting a delicious French menu with fresh catches every day and frozen drinks.

The Nettle Bay Beach Club offers four swimming pools, three tennis courts and close proximity to local restaurants and stunning views.

18. Jan, 2011

St Maarten hotels – Cupecoy Beach

St Maarten hotels – Cupecoy Beach

Cupecoy Beach, a small, clothing-optional beach, can be found at the southwest corner of St Maarten. The beach is home to unusually calm waters and spectacular rock formations.

Cupecoy Beach

Cupecoy Beach - St Maarten

A relatively quiet location, Cupecoy Beach’s white sands are backed by limestone cliffs. Cupecoy Beach is also renowned for its welcoming attitude towards LGBT travellers. The far end of the beach is clothing-optional, and has become a popular meeting location for nudists.

The pull for many of Cupecoy Beach’s visitors is not only the mellow atmosphere but the beach’s personality; though the Caribbean is home to many other secluded beaches, none can boast such a unique appearance.

Nearby is the pictured Wyndham Sapphire Beach Club and Resort, a large hotel offering spa treatments, golf and a choice of two swimming pools.

24. Nov, 2010

St Maarten Hotels – Philipsburg

St Maarten Hotels – Philipsburg
Philipsburg

Philipsburg view

Situated on a narrow stretch of land between Green Bay and Great Salt Pond, Philipsburg is the capital of St Maarten.  Steeped in history you’d be forgiven for not being aware Christoper Columbus discovered Philipsburg in 1493 (well actually it was already an Arawak settlement before he made the discovery). As for the name – well in 1763 John Philips, a Scottish captain the Dutch Navy founded Philipsburg (the clue being in his name). Philipsburg which then became a focal point for international trade.

Good news for shoppers – the main shopping district Front Steet is the heart of the city. Additionally the port is home to many cruise liners.

As for the St Maarten All Inclusive experience – well you’re in luck.

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort situated on Little Bay road offers that All inclusive experience. More information on our St Maarten Resorts page. Regarding going all inclusive, there is usually a minimum stay for an all inclusive trip to the Divi (usually 7 nights). Additionally, check the small print as surcharges do apply to certain menu items. Overall if you’re after an all inclusive experience then certainly the Divi should be considered.

03. Nov, 2010

St Maarten Hotels – Oyster Pond

St Maarten Hotels – Oyster Pond
St Maarten All Inclusive - Oyster Bay Resort

Oyster Bay Resort

Oyster Pond is situated in on the border between St Maarten and St Martin. Situated on the East of the Island, Oyster Pond is a wonderful marina. Great hotels, great restaurants. You can even catch a ferry to Barth. Perfect if you’re a sailor!

But what’s that I hear you say? You want to know about the hotels in Oyster Pond? Well good news! There are some wonderful hotels. As well as many villas. But standards can vary so be warned. Such places to reside may not fit the bill for that St Maarten all inclusive experience. However, if Oyster Pond is the place for you then we would recommend the following for that St Maarten all inclusive experience.

Oyster Bay Beach Resort – Perched on a coral reef overlooking the Caribbean Ocean and Oyster Pond Marina the Oyster Bay Marina is the place to stay within Oyster Pond. The Oyster Bay Beach Resort does cater for special packages so good news if you want to go all inclusive.

If you really like Oyster Pond there’s even an opportunity to puchase real estate within the vicinity of the resort. After just one visit many have been smitten by the beauty and character of Oyster Pond.

See the map below for layout of the resort.

St Maarten All Inclusive - Oyster Bay Beach Resort

Map of Oyster Bay Beach Resort

01. Sep, 2010

St Maarten All Inclusive

St Maarten All Inclusive
St Maarten All Inclusive

St Maarten All Inclusive

St Maarten All Inclusive

Both St Martin and St Maarten all inclusive resorts have some of the most luxurious facilities in the Caribbean. Whether you’re after a St Maarten honeymoon or an all inclusive vacation the island is renowned for having the best mix of luxury and value around.

Why have a St Maarten all inclusive?

1. Knowledge of budget – with an all inclusive you know exactly how much you will be paying for your lodgings AND your food, this allows you peace of mind and knowledge of how much money you have left for enjoying St Maarten things to do.

2. Quality of hotel – A St Maarten hotel that offers all inclusive deals will usually be one of the biggest and best hotels on the island with the prime aim of making you feel like a movie star.

3. Facilities – Inclusive getaways include lots of extras such as private swimming pool areas, kids clubs, restaurants and bars, sports facilities, spas and beauty salons.

4. Food and drink – Knowing that all your tasty caribbean food and drink has already been paid for saving you the worry of looking at how much your bill is going to be each time you eat or go to the bar.

5.Entertainment – Because of the high standards of St Maarten all inclusive hotels you’ll get the opportunity to enjoy some of the islands most exciting entertainers to pass away each evening.

6. Safety – All inclusive caribbean vacations mean you don’t have to carry a lot of money with you meaning piece of mind for you and your family should your wallet be misplaced or worse.

7.Flights taken care of – and of course your caribbean flight in and out of St Maarten or St Martin will be taken care of as part of the total price.

8.True rest and relaxation – what price can you put on taking away the daily worry of how much money you are spending? Inclusive trips = peace of mind and the kind of unwinding you aimed for in the first place.

So if it’s piece of mind, rest, relaxation, entertainment, delicious food and drink whenever you want it then a St Maarten all inclusive is for you.