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Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Chic sophistication on St Martin’s most popular beach

Orient Beach






A personal favorite of ours, Palm Beach at Orient Bay is at once relaxing, chic, sophisticated and ‘cool’!


If you want to get away from the noise and people pollution of the ‘Big Five’ restaurants or ‘Lo-lo’s’ of Orient beach on the Eastern end, then get yourself over to the western end!


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Although ‘Waikiki’ restaurant is one of the more popular hang outs on Orient Bay, it’s a little too pretentious and unnecessarily pricey for our tastes – it’s a socialites favorite and a place to ‘see and be seen’ much akin to Nikki Beach (and Waikiki is definitely trying to fashion it’s own brand based on Nikki’s worldwide success!).


Take all of the great food Waikiki has, lower the prices, turn the volume down, get rid of the table dancers and space out the sun chairs and then you have Palm Beach.







WARNING: If you go to Palm Beach on Sunday be prepared to meet half of St Martin! It’s their spot on a Sunday especially……


Tip: Don’t turn off on the usual entrance to Orient Bay – it’s the one by the Cisco gas station and Paintball.



Click below for more info on

St Martin and St Maarten Beaches


Calmos Cafe St Martin

Calmos Cafe St Martin

A Magical Treasure in French St Martin


Calmos Cafe St Martin Grand Case


Dining on the beach with your feet in the sand is one of the pleasures of a Caribbean – and no one does it better than Calmos Cafe St Martin.


Located in the heart of Grand Case right across from the central parking lot, Calmos Cafe is a delight for so many reasons – chic atmosphere, cool music (live Latin or Reggae bands or just cool ambient music), great food and best of all right on the beach where you can enjoy the sunset.


Calmos Cafe St Martin 2


Browse the superb interior panoramas on their website Calmos Cafe St Martin and don’t forget if you’re in St Martin between January and April to go to ‘Harmony Nights’ every tuesday for a feast of sensations with a very cultural evening street fair.


For great ideas on other beach restaurants and the many different activities in St Maarten – St Martin CLICK HERE.



Sunset Beach Bar St Maarten

Sunset Beach Bar St Maarten

Voted #3 BEST BEACH BAR in the WORLD – and for many good reasons!


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St Maarten Airport at it’s Best!

St Maarten Airport Shows It’s True Colors!

Truly Amazing Videos – Probably The Best We’ve Seen So Far

We had to post these videos by ‘Pilot Dynan’ who has obviously got an immense passion for aircraft and has taken the time to produce some high quality videos that not only show what makes Princess Juliana Airport St Maarten amazing, but also captures the excitement, fun and awesomeness of it.

We think the second one is really a work of art – what do you think?

If you’ve never been to St Maarten and were thinking of going – these videos will convince you.



To Maxmize your viewing experience we suggest you do the following:

1. Start the video playing then press pause.

2. Find the button in the bottom right that says 380p or 480p then click on it and change to 1080pHD

3. Depending on your internet connection, leave the video to download fully while it is still paused.

4. When it is fully loaded double-click on the video to make it full screen

5. Get the popcorn out, press play & enjoy!



Cruising to St Maarten? – Find out how you can get to this beach to have lunch, sunbathe, watch planes land and take off and have fun before returning to your ship!





To find out more about St. Maarten and what makes it special, have a browse through our other posts – you’ll find we’ve written about St Maarten / St Martin from a ‘locals’ perspective and therefore given you the ‘real’ inside information that isn’t just a series of lists of bland, generic ‘information’ that you can find anywhere.


Whether it’s a life project you are embarking on or a vacation, if you are not fired up and passionate about your chosen destination, then what’s the point in going?”


If you’re cruising to St Maarten check out our St Maarten Ships Schedule , St Maarten cruise cam, and St Maarten cruise pages.

St Maarten Cruise Cam
2015 Cruise Ship Schedule