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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!


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st maarten dining

St Maarten Restaurants – A Boardwalk Phenomena

st maarten taloula mangosTaloula Mangoes – Shaking Up The St. Maarten Boardwalk

This funky little boardwalk ‘cafe’ got it’s architectural inspiration from a mixture of local elements mixed with Miami design flair.

The prominent design theme is wood and natural stone. The bahamian shutters on the boardwalk side are a Caribbean classic and the variety of local stone and slate lend well to the interior, which add a caracter to one of the most colorful St Maarten St Martin restaurants.

st maarten restaurant taloula mangosThe upper floor bar hangout ‘Blue Bitch Bar’ gets it’s name from a local stone called….Blue Bitch, although the logo would have you think it’s something to do with a female dog…makes for great marketing anyway (their t-shirts sell like hot cakes!) Continue reading

St. Maarten Eating In

Eating In For A Change

Ok – with over 300 restaurants to choose from in the gourmet capital of  the Caribbean, you may still have a few nights in……

St Maarten Eating InWhen it comes to self-provisioning, St Maarten/St Martin stands head and shoulders above neighboring islands, and can even swagger assertively against corresponding continental communities with a similar population – packing at least ten sizeable supermarkets and scores of medium-size stores, not to mention our eclectic roadside provisioning.


For all their old world charm and low-tempo consumerism, stores on the five islands visible from SXM simply can’t conjure up fresh Arugula at the drop of a hat, or yoghurt within a sell-by date, or ten different types of bottled water.. Continue reading

St. Maarten Island Restaurants

Wine & Dine

Restaurants – one of my favorite categories! Having lived here for over 13 years I’ve been fortunate enough to sample most of the eating establishments on the island – large and small. We also, through our work, have been able to enjoy the best on offer – including private preview dinners of the gourmet St Maarten culinary competition which has the best chefs in town showing off their latest creations.



St Martin Dining ExperiencesSt Maarten/ St Martin’s dining landscape is as rich as ever. The old names are still there – L’Escargot, Antoine, Chesterfields, Mario’s – places whose reputation precedes them. Other favorites have enjoyed a shuffle within the past couple of years, you’ll now find another Greenhouse in Simpson Bay, a new Topper’s by the Sea, Bamboo Bernies in Maho, and some little-known favorites like Calmos Café or Sol E luna in French Cul-De Sac (not easy to find unless you’ve been personally taken there – I think there’s a reason they don’t advertise!). Continue reading

St Maarten Cruise Cam
2015 Cruise Ship Schedule