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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“Loterie Farm is a secret hideaway nestled in the hillside of Pic Paradise on French St. Martin where you can wine, dine, climb, hike and enjoy the stunning treetop canopy. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The best spot to view the whole island of Sint Maarten/ St. Martin. An elevation of 424 meters above sea level making it the highest point of the island. With the chain of hills , you’ll be able to see the neighboring islands of St. Barth’s, St. Kitts and Nevis, Statia, Saba and Anguilla.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Ile Pinel is a small flat island that you can visit via local fisherman's boat or ferry most days, wind permitting. It's a chance to see undeveloped beach and get away from the crowds. There are a few shacks on the island that can serve you something to eat, but please be prepared in case they are closed. It's the Caribbean after all. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Beach
“You can spend. A day at the beach and have reasonably priced lunch at BBQ joint! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Beach
“Head to the right for the naked part of the beach. To the left for fantastic watersports, french beach bars and fun!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Soirées salsas endiablées les pieds dans le sable tous les jeudis. Ambiance très décontractée. Devilishly rhythmical and passionate salsa evenings ! Every Thursdays. Very easy going atmosphere.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Beach
“Great place for fun. Watch planes of all sizes landing and taking off while you sunbathe on the shore or swim in the ocean. There is a great restaurant that gives you a delightful view of the plane activity. Caution to thrill seekers: Jet blast can cause great injury, so please do not hang on to the fence or stand in the path of departing airbuses. Please adhere to the many Warning signs posted on the fence. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The best beach in the Caribbean. The beach is nude to the right and a regular stunning beach to left. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The best grocery though a little ways away. If you are a wine lover, go here to stock up.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Various shops like Beach Bums, Sunglasses hut, Souvenirs, Jewellery and more!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Walk down Simpson Bay Beach to reach this ocean front restaurant! A great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or for a day lounging on beach chairs on the sand. The service here can be slow so don't go starving but the meals are delicious! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“When you visit St Martin the French side of the island their are two nice places to visit For Louis in Marigot and Loterie farm ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Home of the World's steepest zipline - The Flying Dutchman Offers amazing 360 views of St. Maarten”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“We usually go to Carrafour in Porto Cupecoy. However, there is a larger store on the way to Philipsburg at the roundabout. Another great grocery is Super U in Marigot past McDonald's on the French side.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Farm
“Horseback Riding, trailrides and a dip in the ocean - 30 Acres of unspoiled nature await you.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Soirées salsas endiablées les pieds dans le sable tous les jeudis. Ambiance très décontractée. Devilishly rhythmical and passionate salsa evenings ! Every Thursdays. Very easy going atmosphere.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cafe
“Walk down Simpson Bay Beach to reach this ocean front restaurant! A great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or for a day lounging on beach chairs on the sand. The service here can be slow so don't go starving but the meals are delicious! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Night Club
“great food dine in or out we love it there all dishes good I love the pineapple curry”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Chesterfields is an ocean front Restaurant & Bar located in Philipsburg, St. Maarten near the cruise port. It is overlooking the majestic view of Great Bay Beach & the Marina, and for over 30 years considered as the culinary hotspot of St. Maarten. Chesterfields is a cozy, friendly and breezy nautical-themed restaurant that daily serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chesterfields became famous for its large variety of top quality seafood on the menu. They take full advantage of the ocean’s treasure by serving Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops and fresh fish including Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Conch Fritters. For those who prefer meat; prime cut steak, chicken sandwiches, burgers and roast duck are also part of the menu. *Located 10 mins away from unit (walking); 5 mins away (by car) from the unit*”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Chilled vibe, one of the best BBQ spots on the island, incredible evening scene, head here between 4pm until sunset, you will love it!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cuisine créole traditionnelle à la bonne franquette. Sur place ou à emporter. Idéal pour les petits budgets. Traditional creole food in the most cheerful, simple and easy going way ! Eat in or take out. Very affordable. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Endroit conviviale où vous pourrez déguster du poisson frais sur la plage !”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing views of airplanes landing and taking off, while you enjoy food and drinks or even a swim”
  • 9 locals recommend

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