Philipsburg is a great place to start your road trip. It is the capital of the Dutch side, Sint Maarten. This charming town has a lot to offer! It is the perfect place to go shopping with its open-air shopping center and if you have a time, you can visit some of the most symbolic sites like the Courthouse, Philipsburg City Museum and more. Sint Maarten is also known for its exiting nightlife and festivals. If you are looking to have some fun, the Island has nice bars and casinos such as the “Marina Resort Casino Marina Spa”, or “The Casino Royale of Maho Bay”. Ideal for a night out with friends or as a couple. You can either start your road trip by visiting Marigot, the capital of the French side, Saint Martin. There, you can visit the Ford Louis, from where you can enjoy the stunning views of the island. After your visit in town, “le Bistro Nu Restaurant” is the perfect restaurant to take a break and have lunch. Combining traditional French dishes with others from the Caribbean tradition, le “Bistro Nu” brings a very friendly atmosphere.
After lunch, you can then drive to Plum Bay to relax in this a beautiful beach located only 20 minutes away from Marigot. Plus, it is also an incredible snorkeling spot.
Sint Maarten/Saint Martin has plenty of beaches, offering the occasion to experience the water activities and enjoy relaxing days while gazing at the amazing views. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the waves while surfing and you can also learn how to kite surf. The SXM Surf explorer school and the SXM Kite school will help you practice and improve your skills in these activities.
© Credit source : Canva If you prefer to discover and explore the translucent waters of the Island, a boat trip is the ideal activity to spend some quality time with your family.
The Island of Anguilla is known for its gorgeous beaches. There are many catamaran day trip options from Sint Maarten to the Island. Plus, the sail excursions will take you to snorkeling spots. They will offer you a unique experience where you can taste meals in three different countries in one day. You can have breakfast on the Dutch side in the morning before your excursion, have lunch in the British Anguilla and savor an incredible meal for dinner on the French side in the evening.
During your one week road trip in SXM, hiking will enable you to visit the island and its beautiful landscapes in a short time. Different paths are available for beginners or experienced hikers. So, get ready to discover the Island’s breathtaking views! The “Froussards trail” is one of the many hiking trails you can take. This hike takes about 4 hours, and its path runs along the beautiful coast of Red Rock. You will be able to discover a great diversity of fauna and flora. You can also see the panoramic view of the Island Anguilla. To end on a perfect note, the path then leads to the Anse Marcel beach, where you can enjoy some relaxing time after a big day of hiking.
The Butterfly farm is a “must see” during your holiday road trip in SXM. It is a fascinating place where all types of butterflies fly around the flowers, trees, ponds and waterfalls. This unique experience will leave you with the best memories of your stay.
The Loterie farm is the ideal place to spend a day enjoying nature and go on a real adventure at the same time. There, you can also discover the fauna and flora of the Island and experience treetop activities, accessible to both adults and children. To go there, you have to take the road to Paradise Peak, the highest point of Saint Martin.
For your last day in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, Maho beach is the best place, since the beach is located near the Princess Juliana Airport. This beach will offer you a truly exciting experience. The planes fly over you just a couple of meters above your head. So, make sure to have your camera ready as you experience this jaw-dropping moment! Plan your road trip in the best conditions possible and book a car rental with Europcar Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. If you need to find the ideal places to accommodate during your road trip, you can also find more information on the website Europcar SXM.
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