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Island Activities on St. Maarten

Discover the Best of St. Maarten with Vacation Activities

Make your trip one to remember with the wide range of fun vacation activities at or near Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. Lounge on our beautiful, white sand beach, explore underwater worlds during a dive trip, or experience everything this unique island has to offer.

St. Maarten is the Dutch half of the Caribbean island of St. Martin; the other side belongs to the French. The island offers plenty of things to do on each side, letting you experience two unique cultures all in one trip. As the hub of the Caribbean, it’s easy and affordable to get to the surrounding islands for a fun day trip, which also feature a vibrant European flavor.

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There are so many ways to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of St. Maarten. Our Activities and Tours Desk provides guests with all the information you need to plan your next adventure.

Sailing & Boating

As one of the Caribbean’s leading sailing ports, St. Maarten is well-known among sailing and boating lovers. Each year, the island hosts the Heineken Regatta and offers sailors a wide choice of fully equipped marinas. From deep-sea fishers to sailing vessels, St. Maarten welcomes boats of all sizes.

St. Maarten Water Activities

12-Metre Challenge

Voted as the “Number One Shore Excursion in the Caribbean” for 10 years, the 12-Metre Challenge is an exhilarating opportunity to race multi-million dollar America’s Cup race boats through warm, blue waters. Pick a boat and become part of the crew as the experts show you the ropes (no previous sailing experience is necessary). Once you’ve learned the responsibilities of your “crew members” position, it’s off to the racecourse where the brisk Caribbean trade winds will guide your sailboat along as you grind a winch, trim a sail, punch a stopwatch, or just relax while enjoying complimentary refreshments. After completing the race, enjoy fabulous drinks and company during the free Victory Rum Punch Party or browse through the museum souvenir boutique.

Water Sports on St. Maarten

Visit our beachside water sports center to rent a wide range of water sports equipment. Easy beach access means you don’t have to waste any time before diving into the crystal clear water. Relax on the spectacular beach or explore the waters of St. Maarten by renting:

  • Catamarans
  • Beach Chairs & Umbrellas
  • Sun Shelters
  • Wave Runners
  • Beach Floats
  • Windsurfing Equipment
  • Scuba Diving Gear
  • Kayaks
  • Paddleboards

Scuba Diving in St. Maarten

Explore the beautiful underwater reefs at St. Maarten. Visibility generally ranges from 75’-125’. The island reefs are filled with brightly colored, tropical fish and are located close to shore. The most popular diving spots are located off Little Bay Beach, Dawn Beach, and Maho Bay. In Great Bay, divers can explore the wreck of the British man-of-war, HMS Proselyte, which sank on the reef in 1801. The boat lies on her side, just 50’ below the surface of the water. Today, the site is encrusted with reef and known as one of the top dive sites on St. Maarten.

Our water sports center also offers several dives throughout the day. Double tank dives are available most mornings with departures at 9:30 a.m. Please note that check-in is at 8:45 a.m.


Another popular water sport at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is kayaking. Rent a kayak from the water sports center and explore the gorgeous waters of our bays. Guests may also travel to the French side of the island, St. Martin, to kayak between the main island and Pinel Island, a small atoll where many island visitors go to sunbathe during the day.

Couple Boatin in St. Maarten


There is nothing quite like the feel of the wind in your hair as you skim across the sparkling Caribbean ocean. Orient Bay and Coconut Grove offer fantastic wind conditions for both beginners and more advanced windsurfers. Equipment rental is available at both beach locations.

Nearby Destinations

Ready to explore the sights, sounds, and shopping of St. Maarten? There are tons of places to explore on our island. Here are a few of our favorite spots.

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