The very best of St Martin
Discover sublime beaches and thriving nightlife
At just 37 square miles, St Martin packs a whole lot of beauty into one island. Divided into two distinct sides - the French and the Dutch - this idyllic oasis boasts some of the most incredible coastlines in the Caribbean. With temperatures staying around 27°C even in the winter months, it’s the perfect destination for a week of total relaxation.
A melting pot of cultures, St Martin has become a home to over 100 different nationalities. With miles of golden beaches and cerulean shores, it's no wonder why so many have been enchanted by this incredible island. For a real taste of the Caribbean, spend a day in the thriving town of Philipsburg. Lined with traditional beachfront bars and colourful storefronts offering everything from handmade crafts to locally-brewed guava berry liqueur, it offers an incredible introduction to island life.
The onefinestay experience
Enjoy an unforgettable break in St Martin with our exclusive range of concierge services at onefinestay. After a busy day exploring the coast, your family can enjoy a full three-course meal from the comfort of your villa, beautifully crafted by a private chef. Or, unwind with a soothing in-house spa session - just what you need after a hike through Pic Paradis or a day of surfing at Le Galion. We can also arrange exciting excursions, pre-stock your refrigerator and have a rental car ready for you. Speak to our team of expert Travel Advisors to find out more.
Explore brilliant beaches and verdant forests
Sunseekers will fall in love with the quiet shores of Cupecoy Beach, a secluded bay protected by limestone cliffs on the southwest tip of the island’s Dutch side. With its hidden caves, golden sands, and gently rolling shores, it’s the perfect choice for a relaxed family day out. Other lovely beaches include Great Bay Beach and Little Bay Beach, although you’re likely to have to share those - lined with restaurants and hotels, they’re some of the most popular on the island.
Less than a ten-minute drive from the town of Marigot, Loterie Farm is a beautiful nature reserve with more than 135 acres to explore. Scenic hiking trails are aplenty, as well as a choice of treetop adventure courses that let you enjoy the sights from above as you sail through the trees. If that isn’t enough for the thrill seekers in the group, The Flying Dutchman Zipline in Cul de Sac is well worth a try. Boasting the title of the world’s steepest zip line, you’ll quickly plummet 1,050 feet - try to keep your eyes open though, as the views from the top are absolutely incredible.
Craving a peaceful day out in nature? The Seaside Nature Park in Cole Bay offers over 30 acres of unspoiled forest, flanked by the crystalline shores of the Caribbean Sea. You can explore on foot, but the best way is by horseback. Accommodating riders of all skill levels, you’ll be taken along scenic winding paths through the forest before having the chance to take a dip in the refreshing waters of Cay Bay.
Unique experiences are just around the corner
You’ll soon discover deep forests, coastal lagoons, and white sand beaches as you explore this iridescent island, but there’s also plenty of unique experiences worth making a pit stop for along the way. From rum tasting in Cole Bay to catamaran day sails across the sparkling Caribbean Sea, there are so many ways to savour the best of St Martin.
Set in the scenic surroundings of Cole Bay, Topper's Rhum Distillery is well worth a visit. Offering tours and tasting sessions in the distillery, you’ll get the chance to sample the island’s delicious rum while learning a thing or two about the blending process.
Want to unwind while still getting to see the island? Luxury catamaran day trips are a great way to discover the charming coastline in complete comfort. You’ll even get the opportunity to dive off and swim with sea turtles in the crystal clear waters of the tiny Tintamarre Island - a truly unforgettable experience.
Discover a world of flavours
When it comes to dining out, you’re spoiled for choice in St Martin. Among French, Dutch and Caribbean cuisine, you’ll also find influences from Italy, Lebanon, Thailand, and Spain - a testament to the diverse range of cultures on the island.
Offering a delectable fusion of French and Caribbean cuisine, Rainbow Café sits on the pristine sands of Grand Case. Combining sea views with a casual boho vibe, it's a great spot to enjoy a relaxed breakfast or lunch. Tuck into fresh salads with mahi mahi and shrimp tempura, nourishing poke bowls, tasty tapas and juicy handmade burgers.
In the heart of Orient Bay, L’Astrolabe Restaurant offers a delectable fine dining experience. A celebration of classic French cuisine, you can expect to find traditional dishes such as foie gras and escargot as well as island-inspired meals. Seafood fans will be in their element here - wild shrimp pasta, fresh sea scallops and grilled octopus are just a few of the delicious mains on the menu.
Lauded as one of the finest dining spots in the Caribbean, Mario Bistrot in Cupecoy Bay offers an array of innovative dishes. From pistachio-crusted mahi mahi to grilled lamb chop with plantain mustard, each dish has been carefully curated by the esteemed Chef Mario.
Smitten by St Martin?
If the powdery beaches and crystal-clear shores of St Martin have already got you daydreaming, a stay in one of our delightful villas might just be what you need. Speak to one of our Travel Advisors to start planning your next break away today. With our insider knowledge, we’ll help you find all the best spots for dining, exploring, and sightseeing.