St. Maarten Attractions and Activities
Guana Bay Beach
Large waves make Guana Bay Beach the premier spot for surfing in St. Maarten. Only experienced and fit swimmers should swim here since a strong undertow is often present off the shore. There are no restaurants and other services on the beach, so beachgoers must bring their own food and drinks to it.
The Butterfly Farm is a nature preserve housing numerous species of butterflies. While visiting this nature preserve, visitors can take photos and learn more about these beautiful insects. The butterflies housed here usually have very bright and colorful wings.
Plantation Mont Vernon
Those interested in learning more about colonial life on the island should make a stop at Plantation Mont Vernon. The plantationís mansion has been restored but still appears at is would have hundreds of years ago. Corn, tobacco, and manioc are still grown in the garden. While here, visitors will see how jam, coffee, and rum were made during the colonial era. At the gift shop, local jams, coffees, and handmade crafts made from bamboo and mango wood can be purchased. A restaurant serving authentic Antillean food is also located on the premises.
Bayside Riding Club
Bayside Riding Club offers horseback tours of St. Maartenís beautiful beaches. The Clubís owners find former race and abused horses and trains them to be riding horses. Experienced and inexperienced riders can book a horseback tour in this tropical paradise.
Deep Sea Fishing in St. Maarten
The coastline and surrounding waters of St. Maarten are full of wahoo, mackerel, barracuda, marlin, and numerous other species of fish. As a result, it is a popular spot for deep sea fishing. Many companies throughout the island charter fishing boats.