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st-maarten-testimonialPaula Stoffels, British Columbia

We arrive on Saturday to the beautiful island of St. Maarten... and we are prepared with our very own copy of the "St. Maarten Island Guide". Thanks guys you have done a fantastic job of creating the ultimate travel guide! We now know the best places to go and see... saves us hours of time researching! :) See you soon!


Joyce Cummings, Springfield MA  
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Jan Campbell, UK
"A great read and so many things I didn't know after going to SXM for so many years! Well worth the $44 even without the coupons! Thank you SO much!"
Sara- Beth Thiesen, Little Rock , AR 
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Joe, the Bachelor, USA
"I found the Adult entertainment part quite inspiring and I liked your recommendation – will visit again for sure…"
Jed & Clara, NY
"We had a really special time in St Maarten we will never forget and thanks to this guide we saved a fortune!"
Richard and Sharon from Seattle. 
"We have been cruising for years and only now we found a real source for information from someone who really knows what they are talking about – love your 1-day plan option – it made it so easy for us to really decide what we want to do without all the hassles. Thank you guys!"
Michelle, NY
"We enjoyed a great lunch in Escargot, exceptional! – thank you for the coupon!!"
Ben Thompson, NJ
"They did not tell us on the ship about the ‘secret beaches’ – we are glad you guys did…we had a blast!"
Jessica, Chicago IL
"After getting the eBook, the whole family asked me what to do, as if I was a local St. Maartener…I definitely felt like one…"


Best St Maarten – St Martin Restaurants

Best St Maarten – St Martin Restaurants

Known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, St Maarten – St Martin has a lot to offer by way of world-class dining experiences.






The best St Maarten – St Martin restaurants also regularly make the lists of many international journals and magazines including Caribbean Journal, Conde Naste and Travelers amongst others.


We are SO LUCKY to have not only sampled the best St Maarten – St Martin restaurants but also MANY of the restaurants on the latest published list of the 50 Best Caribbean Restaurants from ‘Caribbean Journal’ and in our humble opinion St Maarten – St Martin has more than it’s fair share of excellent international class dining experiences.


This is not just about the food, but also the ambiance, service, mood, music, view and service……..and as the French would say that ‘je ne sais quoi’ – the indescribable ‘I don’t know what’ that can only be experienced and fails to be relayed adequately in the written or orally descriptive word.










st-maarten-terrace-porto-cupecoyGreat to see that 3 of the best St Maarten – St Martin restaurants made the list!:


Sol E Luna


Le Tastevin


We really believe that Le Pressoir, L’Auberge Gourmand AND, purely for the authentic Caribbean nature and experience – ‘Johnny B Under the Tree’ in Cole Bay should have made the list.




When you are next in St Martin and want a really great evening ambience with lively music, people and an authentically French-Caribbean ambiance you can’t do any better than ‘The Village’ – ‘Le Village’ at Orient Bay.






Bon Appetit!



St Maarten Past

St Maarten Past

A rare video digitized 8mm film from 1980 – A look back 34 years ago.


See St Maarten Past as it was decades ago. Footage of parts of St Maarten, the Carnival of that year and a few shots of St Barts at the end!





Check out some more Cultural archives HERE

St Maarten Fireworks New Year

St Maarten Fireworks – The Highlights

Just in case you missed them…..the annual St Maarten Fireworks display

We think you’ll agree that the display gets better every year. Good job SXM!

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Art in St. Maarten St. Martin

Caribbean Art, Poetry, Music, Literature & History

Roland Richardson PaintingSt. Martin to the French artist is  the modern equivalent of the impressionists’ Provence of the 1930’s – a far-flung colony in the exotic tropics where creative passions are easily stirred and imagination is free to roam and bring the seemingly trivial or innocuous to life. A la Gaugin perhaps?

PhD’s have been written on Caribbean culture and artists of all genres so it is no surprise that the rich heritage of the Caribbean is alive and well in St. Maarten and St. Martin – I mention both spellings of the name because the Dutch side and the French side are unique in their collective contribution to the arts. St Martin has the French flair with distinct Creole undertones and St. Maarten has the Dutch and English influence borne of constant colonial conquest and slavery. Continue reading

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2015 Cruise Ship Schedule