Explore St. Maarten

Make the most of your vacation by exploring all this unique half-Dutch, half-French island has to offer. Visit two counties on one island to enjoy gorgeous stretches of shoreline, spectacular snorkeling and diving, award-winning restaurants, and plenty of exhilarating excursions that will keep you entertained day and night!To contact our concierge team prior to arrival, please email concierge.sxm@diviresorts.com. You can also visit our lobby concierge desk upon arrival.

 

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AQUA MANIA WATER SPORTS


Offering boat tours, romantic sunset sails, scuba diving and snorkeling adventures, jet ski experiences, day trips to surrounding islands and more, Aqua Mania Adventures is your one-stop shop for all water-related activities.

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FORT AMSTERDAM


Located at the end of Divi Little Bay, just a short hike up a hill, the fort has been restored over the years and features a small building, fort walls lined with cannons, and footpaths to benches boasting 360° views. The area is also a brown pelican sanctuary.

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SHIPWRECK SHOPS


Browse for souvenirs, island crafts, t-shirts, mugs, and more without ever leaving the resort! You'll find everything you need at the Shipwreck Shop in Divi Little Bay's shopping promenade.

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AquaMania Beach Boutique


Your source for the finest fashion on the island, AquaMania Beach Boutique offers men's and women's apparel, sun hats, beach and pool toys, souvenirs, and so much more!

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Royal Caribbean Jewelers


Get your bling on at Royal Caribbean Jewelers, located in Divi Little Bay's shopping promenade. Treat your special someone to an array of fine jewelry, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, and watches.

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Grocery Mini-Mart


If you forgot something at home, we've got you covered with our convenient on-site mini-mart. Shop for vacation necessities like reef-safe sunscreen, snacks, drinks, souvenirs, and more.

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RAINFOREST ADVENTURES


For the ultimate adrenaline rush, visit Rainforest Adventures. Conquer your fear of heights on the world’s steepest zip line, The Flying Dutchman, take a thrilling tube ride down the mountain on The Schooner, or fly through the sky on the Sentry Hill zip line.

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LOTERIE FARM


This hidden gem on the French side offers a private retreat to wine, dine, and relax in blissful peace. Lounge by sparkling pools or in secluded cabanas surrounded by palm trees with food and drinks from the on-site restaurant and bar. Loterie Farm also offers zip lines, ropes courses, and hiking trails.

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TOPPER'S RHUM


You can’t visit the Caribbean without trying a bit of rum, and Topper’s Rhum Distillery will quench your thirst with its award-winning spirits bottled right on the island. You’ll learn about the history of St. Maarten's rum production and sip on several flavors of rum.

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HORSEBACK RIDING


For a magical experience you won't soon forget, visit one of the stables on St. Maarten for a horseback riding adventure. Perfect for families, couples, and friends, you can choose from trail and beach rides or romantic sunset rides with champagne.

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GUAVABERRY EMPORIUM


A visit to St. Maarten isn't complete without sampling the island's national liqueur, Guavaberry Rum. Stop by the Guavaberry Emporium in downtown Philipsburg to taste this popular spirit and learn more about how it's made.

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SNORKELING & DIVING


Snorkelers and scuba divers will fall in love with the many unique underwater sites St. Maarten has to offer. There's even an underwater dive site at Divi Little Bay with a sunken helicopter, submarine, statues, and plenty of colorful sea creatures.

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LIVELY CASINOS


Ready to try your luck and maybe win a few bucks (or more)? There are several world-class casinos on the island (most located in Simpson Bay) with endless slot machines and table games to keep you entertained for hours.

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37 BEAUTIFUL BEACHES


There are 37 sparkling white sand beaches on the island ideal for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and water sports. One of the most popular beaches and most photographed spots on the island is Maho Beach. This beach sits directly next to the airport, so you can snap an Instagram-worthy shot of incoming planes flying in.

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TIJON PARFUMERIE


Create your own custom perfume or cologne at Tijon Parfumerie. Your nose knows best, so grab a lab coat and mix up your favorite fragrances to craft the perfect scent! Plus, Tijon keeps a record of your formula so if you run out, you can always reorder your custom scent.

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PARROT VILLE BIRD PARK


Birds of a feather flock together at Parotte Ville Bird Park! Stop by this one-of-a-kind attraction to feed and befriend tons of colorful birds. A sanctuary for several species of parrots, this popular spot also features a playground and a small museum.

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FOOD TOURS


Indulge in a mouthwatering food tour where you'll learn about the island's culture and history while sampling the finest Caribbean cuisine and authentic island dishes. Satisfy your taste buds while supporting local businesses. Your stomach will thank you later!

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PINEL ISLAND


Located off the coast of Orient Beach, Pinel Island is a spectacular snorkeling site that can be reached by boat or by renting a kayak for a leisurely 20-minute paddle. The island offers gorgeous white sand beaches, two lively restaurants and bars, and several hiking trails.

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FORT ST. LOUIS


Travel back in time with a visit to historic Fort St. Louis. This 18th-century fortress is located on the French side of the island in Marigot and features incredible panoramic views of Marigot Bay. Make sure to climb to the top of the fort for the best viewpoint.

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DOWNTOWN PHILIPSBURG


With hundreds of duty-free shops to explore, St. Maarten is a shopper’s paradise. In Philipsburg, you'll find a one-mile stretch of shops on Front Street offering an array of shops. Grab a sweet treat at the gelato shop while you browse for the best gifts along the boardwalk.

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TINTAMARRE ISLAND


Escape for the day to this uninhabited island off the coast of St. Martin where sea turtles and other colorful creatures abound. Thus rugged island is known for its unspoiled beaches and serene atmosphere. Don't forget your snorkel gear and reef-safe sunscreen!

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COLORFUL NIGHTLIFE


Head out for a night on the town in St. Maarten! The island offers several bars and restaurants that host weekly live performances with entertaining music, dancing, beach parties, and more. Ask the Concierge Desk for recommendations on the hottest spots in town.

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HISTORIC MUSEUMS


The island is full of museums with a mission to preserve and promote the island’s rich heritage. Explore ancient artifacts while learning more about the island’s native Arawak people, European expansionism, and salt mining, the first industry on the island.

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NATURAL POOL


The natural pool at Geneve-Guana Bay and Pointe Blanche is a must-see natural tide pool tucked away on the coast and only accessible by foot on the Guana Bay hiking trail. Grab your snorkeling gear, hiking shoes, and plenty of sunscreen to enjoy this unspoiled paradise!

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ISLAND DAY TRIPS


Take a day trip to Prickly Pear and Anguilla to lounge on pristine white sand beaches or visit the lush island of Saba, known as the “Unspoiled Queen,” for a hike to the top of Mount Scenery—the highest point in the Netherlands! For a luxurious shopping trip, escape to sunny St. Barts, just a short ferry ride away.

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KITESURFING


Whip over waves and fly sky high while kitesurfing in St. Maarten. Orient Bay is by far the most popular kitesurfing destination on the island with strong winds and clear waters. For beginners, there are three kite schools on the island to teach you how to soar.

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GRAND CASE


French food and culture come alive in Grand Case! Situated on the coastline with a pristine shoreline, Grand Case is known for its many restaurants and beach bars, which serve flavorful French cuisine and popular Caribbean specialties.

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MARIGOT


Immerse yourself in French culture without flying to France! Marigot, the capital of French Saint Martin, is known for its impeccable dining and fabulous shopping. While in town, stop by Fort St. Louis to marvel at the fort's incredible panoramic views.

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ATV TOURS


Get ready for a rugged ride through St. Maarten's lush terrain on powerful ATVs. You'll explore both the French and Dutch sides of the islands with stops at the hottest spots on St. Maarten during this exhilarating guided tour. What are you waiting for? It's time to hit the gas!

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CREOLE ROCK


It's one of the most popular snorkeling sites surrounding the island, and it's clear why. This tiny island packs a punch when it comes to marine life. Snorkel the turquoise waters at Creole Rock to see an abundance of colorful coral reefs teeming with fish and other underwater creatures.

OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO

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LUXURIOUS SPA TREATMENTS

There's no better time to treat yourself to a day of relaxation than on vacation! Pamper yourself with a soothing massage, a rejuvenating facial, or a well-deserved manicure and pedicure at our fabulous on-site spa!

INDULGENCE BY THE SEA
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AQUA MANIA ADVENTURES

Soar over waves on high-speed jet skis, discover new lands with a trip to Prickly Pear and Anguilla, or visit the lush island of Saba for a hike to the top of Mount Scenery—the highest point in the Netherlands! You can do it all with Aqua Mania Adventures. This on-site water sports center offers beach essentials, boat tours, romantic sunset sails, scuba diving and snorkeling adventures, jet ski experiences, and day trips to nearby islands.

Dive In

Watch this before you travel

Learn more about traveling to St. Maarten or visit our St. Maarten FAQs page for additional information. We look forward to welcoming you to the island soon!

More Questions?
We've Got Answers!

Why should you choose St. Maarten for your next vacation? Lush mountains, blue waters, impeccable beaches and top-notch cuisine—life in the Caribbean doesn’t get any better than this! With more than 140 different cultures living harmoniously on this half-French, half-Dutch island’s 34 square miles, it’s no wonder this St. Maarten is affectionately known as “The Friendly Island.”

It's All Included

Let us do the cooking while you relax with our optional all-inclusive plan. You'll enjoy unlimited food and beverages at participating restaurants, plus access to non-motorized water sports!

Soak Up The Sun

St. Maarten’s temperature remains constant year-round, averaging about 80°F (27°C) each day, with water temperatures around 78°F (25°C) closer to the coast. Don't forget your reef-safe sunscreen!

Dollars, Euros, or NAF?

The official currency of Dutch St. Maarten is the Netherlands Antilles Guilder (NAF), but US dollars are widely accepted, and nearly all prices are listed in US dollars. On the French side, the official currency is the Euro, but many outlets accept US dollars.

Know Before You Go

Before traveling to the beautiful island of St. Maarten, it is important to be fully informed of all rules and regulations. Please visit our helpful FAQs page to review guidelines for entry.

What to Wear

St. Maarten is laid-back and informal. Evening wear is typically casual. It is not permitted to remove any part of your swimwear on the beach or around resort pools. There are a few clothing-optional beaches on the French side.

Road Rules

On St. Maarten, vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road and international traffic signals are used. Foreign and international driver's licenses are valid.

Drinking Water Safety

There is no need to purchase bottled water at Divi Little Bay as the resort’s tap water is pure. If you prefer bottled water, it is available for purchase at all restaurants and our on-site mini-mart.

Plug In

On the Dutch side, the electrical current is DC 110 volts, 60-cycle, so plugs from the US fit all of our outlets and a converter/adapter is not needed. On French St. Martin, the electrical current is AC 220 volts, 50-cycle.

Shop 'Til You Drop

Find out what you can and can't bring back from the islands: U.S. Citizens and Canadian Citizens. European and British Citizens: please visit your country’s official customs website.

At Your Service

By island custom, a 15% service charge is added to all food and beverage checks. Gratuities and added tips are typically between 10-15%.

Speak My Language

On St. Maarten, English and Dutch are the official languages. English is widely used and most inhabitants speak, write, and read English. on St. Martin, French is widely used. Other common languages are Spanish and Creole.

Smoking Section

All rooms at our resort are non-smoking. Smoking is only allowed on your patio or balcony and at designated smoking areas around the resort.

Who's Here?

According to the most recent census, more than 40,000 people live on St. Maarten’s Dutch side, and just under 35,000 people live on St. Maarten's French side.

What's the Time?

St. Maarten follows Atlantic Standard Time year-round. During the fall and winter, 12 p.m. on the east coast of the United States is 1 p.m. on the island.

Hello & Goodbye

For information on arrivals and departures at the Princess Juliana International Airport, please visit www.sxmairport.com.

ON-SITE RETURN TESTING

We offer convenient on-site return testing for guests on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-6 p.m. in the hospitality room. Guests can sign up for testing online at medcare.aw/divisxm using the password provided upon arrival.

Already Booked?

We're excited to welcome you to our resort soon! Make sure to check our resort FAQs and reach out to our Concierge team if you need assistance prior to arrival.

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