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Things to do in Sint Maarten

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.
Beach
“You can spend. A day at the beach and have reasonably priced lunch at BBQ joint! ”
  • 22 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. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Various shops like Beach Bums, Sunglasses hut, Souvenirs, Jewellery and more!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Right on the beach. Vegan specials but something for everyone. Music on Sunday afternoons. Planes take off right behind you.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Home of the World's steepest zipline - The Flying Dutchman Offers amazing 360 views of St. Maarten”
  • 12 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
Lodging
“5 different restaurants, casino, best gym on the island, tennis courts, spa, swimming pool with a health bar”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best local night spots on the island. The Soggy Dollar bar is a partially open air bar/nightclub. Regularly hosting international Dj's and the craziest parties on island.”
  • 9 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
Boat or Ferry
“Book many tours here, including where you buy your tickets for the EDGE ferry to Saba”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Movie theatre has re-opened. So welcome back to air-conditioned theatres with popcorn etc”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar / Muisc and dancing (not a restaurant) Live band plays on a Monday night, and during the week the piano bar is in operation where you can request songs and join in singing and dancing.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is our Philipsburg favorite. Great waterfront seating. Service with a smile and the food is reasonably prices and delicious. Recommended: the steaks and the scallops Madagascar with their Caribbean fired rice....oh and for desert their bananamisou!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Water Park
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“Right on the beach. Vegan specials but something for everyone. Music on Sunday afternoons. Planes take off right behind you.”
  • 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
“This is our Philipsburg favorite. Great waterfront seating. Service with a smile and the food is reasonably prices and delicious. Recommended: the steaks and the scallops Madagascar with their Caribbean fired rice....oh and for desert their bananamisou!”
  • 12 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
“Great biplane. Fun way to spend an afternoon. Good food for lunch. Even better for dinner.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing views of airplanes landing and taking off, while you enjoy food and drinks or even a swim”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Toppers Karaoke, Bar and Eatery, right on the Simpson Bay Road, close to Market Garden. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Regarder décoller et atterrir les avions n'a jamais été aussi amusant ! Expérience insolite ! De préférence pour le midi. Situé en bord de plage. Watching planes landing and taking off has never been so much fun ! Experience the most unusual lunch of your lifetime ! Beachfront and very affordable.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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