Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino - Sint Maarten

101 Things to Do in St Martin/St Maarten

St Maarten thrills

  1. Watch amazing 747 landings and take-offs at Maho Beach.
  2. Fly through the trees at Loterie Farm’s Fly Zone canopy ride made of zip lines and tree obstacles that take about one-and-a-half hours to complete.
  3. Taste the thrill of racing on the America's Cup Yacht "Stars & Stripes".
  4. Celebrate St. Maarten Carnival every year in late April/Early May!
  5. Fly through the water in an authentic offshore racing catamaran the "Thriller" 
  6. Experience the wonders of our coral reefs with mask, snorkel and fins.
  7. Glide over coral reefs in a kayak.
  8. Captain your own inflatable craft on St. Maarten's best new adventure.
  9. Get up close and personal with a 100 lb. marlin on your charter fishing expedition.
  10. A day in paradise - enjoy the scenic ferry ride to Anguilla, snorkel the reefs of  Sandy Island, then off to Dolphin Fantasies Park to swim with dolphins.
  11. Go horseback riding along the beach.
  12. Experience the wonders under the waves in air-conditioned comfort on a semi-submarine.
  13. Test your technique with a water skiing lesson.
  14. Dash through turquoise waters on a jet ski.
  15. Have the need for speed? Try kite surfing!
  16. Join us in March for one of sailboat racing's best events, The Heineken Regatta.
  17. Get a bird's eye view of St. Maarten while parasailing.
  18. Free fall at 150 miles per hour skydiving and take in the incredible views of Orient Bay and Grand Case.
  19. Rent a sunfish and conquer your own island.
  20. Add a little vibration to your vacation. Rent a Harley!
  21. Feel the breeze whisk you away on your windsurf board.


    St Maarten Nightlife/Dining

  22. Dine under the stars at our Palms Grill Restaurant.
  23. Dance the night away at Tantra Nightclub & Sanctuary in the Maho Promenade, St. Maarten's hottest nightclub.
  24. Savor a gourmet meal at our award-winning Point Restaurant.
  25. Take a dinner cruise on a 63 ft. catamaran.
  26. Try your luck at our 400 slot machines at Casino Royale.
  27. Stuff yourself with our sumptuous buffet breakfast at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant.
  28. Enjoy the nightlife of the Maho Village.
  29. Ask our concierge which of the 300 island-wide restaurants you may like!
  30. Visit the nearby Bliss nightclub for pop beats and cocktails.
  31. Go around the world without ever leaving the hotel: discover a new theme dinner every night in our Ocean Terrace Restaurant.
  32. Tired of the pub-crawl? Try St. Maarten's unique evening sail cruise crawl!
  33. Groove to the Maho Promenade’s nightly street carnival.

    St Maarten Relaxing

  34. Feel the sand slip between your toes on our white-sand beaches.
  35. Drink your favorite frozen drink on your lounge chair overlooking the ocean.
  36. Party during happy hour at our swim-up bar.
  37. Relax with lunch and ice cream sundaes by the pool.
  38. Rejuvenate at our Serenity Spa, St. Maarten's best!
  39. Sit on your private balcony and enjoy the cool sea breeze.
  40. Read a book under an umbrella and take a nap.
  41. Sit in our Ocean Terrace atrium and get caught up with your complimentary copy of the "Miami Herald".
  42. Soak up the sun on one of St. Maarten's 37 beautiful beaches.
  43. Enjoy your vacation - access our high-speed Internet and turn on your "Out-Of-Office" Assistant.
  44. Sleep 'til noon. You're on vacation!
  45. Bring your sunglasses. Our weather is beautiful!
  46. Try Sunrise Yoga on our beach.
  47. Try to decide which of our two freshwater pools you'll want to use today.
  48. Treat yourself to fine rum and Cuban cigars in our lobby bar. 
  49. Sip Guavaberry coladas, a St. Maarten favorite, by the pool.
  50. Don't sweat the small stuff. Take time to enjoy our sauna
  51. Watch one of the world's best sunsets from the Sunset Beach Bar on Maho Beach.
  52. Stay for seven days and have a drink in a different bar at the Sonesta Maho every day.
  53. Stand under the waterfall at our Sky Tower pool.
  54. Rest your weary shopping feet and relax with a cappuccino at a sidewalk café.
  55. Don't bring your laptop; send an e-mail to your friends and family about how much fun you are having from our Internet Bar.

    St Maarten duty-free shopping

  56. Stroll the boardwalk in Phillipsburg and visit the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean.
  57. Visit the Marketplace in Marigot and pick up some local crafts, spices and souvenirs.
  58. Don't want to leave the property? Discover the 40 boutique stores in the Sonesta Maho Village.
  59. Use your US Dollar everywhere.

    St Martin/St Maarten sightseeing

  60. Get the best view of St. Maarten's homes of the rich and famous aboard the "Random-ly".
  61. View the Caribbean at the best spot on top of Cole Hill Bay and view the islands of Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis.
  62. See the Caribbean and American tropics come alive at St. Maarten Park.
  63. Swim between two countries at Oyster Pond.
  64. Climb Mt. Concordia and be at the spot where the treaty was signed that enabled a 350-year peaceful coexistence between the French and Dutch cultures.
  65. At the Butterfly Farm, watch with amazement as butterflies emerge from their chrysalis, taking their first flight.
  66. Take a walking tour around the island.
  67. Enjoy St. Maarten by land and sea on the exclusive Duckboat Tour.
  68. View coral reefs teeming with life aboard a glass bottom boat.
  69. Wander over to Wathey Square, built in 1793, which served as St. Maarten's firehouse, town hall and jail.
  70. Hike along the beach and dunes.
  71. Take a short ferry ride to experience St. Barts.
  72. Be in two countries at once, leave your right foot in St. Maarten and your left foot in St. Martin.
  73. Experience history: climb to the top of Fort Louis and enjoy commanding views of Marigot.
  74. Immerse yourself in two cultures on one island – Dutch and French.
  75. View the remains of the shipwreck HMS Proselyte at the St. Maarten Museum.
  76. Take a picture at the top of the world on Pic Paradis.
  77. Chat with a native and discover why they call St. Maarten the friendly island.
  78. Rent a Jeep at the hotel and explore the island on your own.
  79. Arawak Museum - learn about the island’s pre-Columbian times in Marigot's museum.
  80. Taste locally made Guavaberry rums and liqueurs at the Guavaberry Emporium on Front Street in Philipsburg.

    St Maarten Romance

  81. Walk along the boardwalk on a moonlit night with your sweetheart.
  82. A couples’ massage at the Serenity Spa – a prelude to a romantic evening.
  83. Discover a hidden beach and claim it for your own.
  84. Rejuvenate your marriage: Hire one of our babysitters and dance the night away.
  85. Indulge in a champagne sunset sail aboard a catamaran.
  86. Get married! There are so many romantic locations and full-service staff to make your dream come true…
  87. Plan a surprise in-room dinner by candlelight.


    St Maarten Sports

  88. Play tennis on one of our four tennis courts.
  89. Body surf in the warm Caribbean waves.
  90. Hike down from the top of the world at Pic Paradis.
  91. Enjoy the beauty of St. Maarten on your own, via paved roads and trails on a mountain bike.
  92. Play a round of golf at Mullet Bay Golf Course.
  93. Take advantage of our complimentary fitness center with 30 stations including 13 cardio.

    St Maarten Family activities

  94. Drop the kids off at our Kids Club for fun-filled activities.
  95. Loterie Farm’s “Little Tarzan” zip line course for ages 8 and up, with watchful instructors and safety equipment.
  96. Take your children to experience the Caribbean's best playground on water - "Swing, Slide & Splash Boat".
  97. Take a bus ride around the island.
  98. Build sand castles with your children.
  99. Waiting for Mom to get ready for dinner? Try our in-room video game system.
  100. Sailing Lessons: The large Simpson Bay Lagoon with its protected and calm waters is the ideal body of water to teach sailing to children. Budget Marine operates a fleet of 24ft boats, but there are also Optimists for rent.
  101. Pony rides at the Bayside Riding Club are available for small children.