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Best Things To Do in St. Martin - St. Maarten

Like most Caribbean destinations, St. Martin and St. Maarten is wonderful for relaxing in the sand or playing in the waves, but families take note: St. Martin's beautiful beaches are clothing-optional (especially the tourist favorite, Orient Bay). Visitors will find bathing suit-clad sunbathers along Simpson Bay and Maho Bay on the Dutch side. Also make time for away-from-the-shore activities -- hiking through Pic du Paradis, playing the tables at Casino Royale, or shopping for duty-free deals along Front Street are great options.

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#1
Orient Bay (St. Martin) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: This party-loving, clothing-be-damned beach on the island's eastern coast is the place to see and be seen. There's ... read more»

#2
Cupecoy Beach (St. Maarten) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located on the island's southwest tip, Cupecoy is a set of three beaches surrounded by limestone cliffs. Travelers say ... read more»

#3
Loterie Farm (St. Martin)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Visitors can hike, bike or even meditate on the 150 acres of forest and farmland located near the foot of ... read more»

#4
Mullet Bay Beach (St. Maarten) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: In 1995 a hurricane decimated St. Maarten's flagship Mullet Bay Resort, which still sits in ruins on the island ... read more»

#5
Friar's Bay (St. Martin) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Friar's Bay, or Anse des Pères, has a more family-friendly atmosphere than some of the other scantily clad shores ... read more»

#6
Dawn Beach (St. Maarten) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Located just south of the Dutch/French border, Dawn Beach is famous for two things: One, the amazing sunrises that ... read more»

#7
Front Street (St. Maarten)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Shopping is great throughout the island, but the best bargains on jewelry, china, electronics and more are found on Front ... read more»

#8
Maho Bay (St. Maarten) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: Are you looking to relax in tranquility? Keep looking -- Maho Bay beckons to amateur photographers, aviation fanatics and curious thrill ... read more»

#9
Casino Royale (St. Maarten) Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: St. Maarten has 13 casinos to choose from, but many agree the Casino Royale (across the street from the Sonesta ... read more»

#10
Pic du Paradis (St. Martin)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 2.5

Why go: You can drive or taxi up Pic du Paradis mountain's 1,492 feet for a heart-stopping view of all ... read more»

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