St. Martin and St. Maarten

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  • Baie Orientale

    1. Baie Orientale

    Beach–Sight

    Many consider this the island's most beautiful beach, but its 2 miles (3 km) of champagne sand, underwater marine reserve, variety of water...Read More

    Baie Orientale
  • Butterfly Farm

    2. Butterfly Farm

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    If you arrive early in the morning when the butterflies first break out of their chrysalis, you can marvel at butterflies and moths from around...Read More

    Butterfly Farm
  • 3. Ilet Pinel

    Beach–Sight

    A protected nature reserve, this kid-friendly island is a five-minute ferry ride from French Cul de Sac ($7 per person round-trip). The ferry...Read More

  • Loterie Farm

    4. Loterie Farm

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Halfway up the road to Pic du Paradis is a peaceful 150-acre private nature preserve, opened to the public in 1999 by American expat B.J. Welch...Read More

    Loterie Farm
  • 5. Mullet Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Many believe that this mile-long, powdery white-sand beach behind the Mullet Bay Golf Course is the island's best. You can rent umbrellas and...Read More

  • 6. Anse Heureuse

    Beach–Sight

    Not many people know about this romantic, hidden gem. Happy Bay has powdery sand, gorgeous luxury villas, and stunning views of Anguilla. The...Read More

  • 7. Baie de Grand Case

    Beach–Sight

    Along this skinny stripe of a beach bordering the culinary capital of Grand Case, the old-style gingerbread architecture sometimes peeps out...Read More

  • 8. Baie des Pères

    Beach–Sight

    This quiet, somewhat rocky cove close to Marigot has beach grills and bars, with chaises and umbrellas, calm waters, and a lovely view of Anguilla...Read More

  • 9. Baie Longue

    Beach–Sight

    Though it extends over the French Lowlands, from the cliff at La Samanna to La Pointe des Canniers, the island's longest beach has no facilities...Read More

  • 10. Baie Rouge

    Beach–Sight

    Here you can bask with the millionaires renting the big-ticket villas in the "neighborhood." The gorgeous beach and its salt ponds make up a...Read More

  • 11. Cupecoy Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Near the Dutch-French border, this picturesque area of sandstone cliffs, white sand, and shoreline caves is a necklace of small beaches that...Read More

  • 12. Dawn Beach

    Beach–Sight

    True to its name, this is the place to be at sunrise. On the Atlantic side of Oyster Pond, just south of the French border, it's a first-class...Read More

  • 13. Fort Louis

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Though not much remains of the structure itself, Fort Louis, which was completed by the French in 1789, is great fun if you want to climb the...Read More

  • 14. Great Bay

    Beach–Sight

    This bustling white-sand beach curves around Philipsburg just behind Front Street, making it easy to find. Here you'll find boutiques, eateries...Read More

  • 15. Le Galion

    Beach–Sight

    A coral reef borders this quiet, protected beach, part of the island's nature preserve. The water is calm, clear, and quite shallow, so it's...Read More

  • 16. Little Bay

    Beach–Sight

    Despite its popularity with snorkelers, divers, kayakers, and boating enthusiasts, Little Bay isn't usually crowded, perhaps due to its gravelly...Read More

  • 17. Simpson Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This secluded, half-moon stretch of white sand on the island's Caribbean side is a hidden gem. It's mostly surrounded by private residences...Read More

  • 18. St. Maarten Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Hosting rotating cultural exhibits addressing the history, industry, geology, and archaeology of the island, the museum contains artifacts ranging...Read More

  • 19. St. Maarten Zoo

    Zoo/Aquarium

    This somewhat run-down little enclave houses scaly, furry, and feathered friends indigenous to the Caribbean and South America, including multihued...Read More

  • 20. The Carousel

    Carousel

    After riding this beautiful restored Italian carousel, kids of all ages can enjoy dozens of flavors of homemade Italian gelato or French pastries...Read More

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