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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 Nightlife – Orient Bay, St Martin

St Maarten Nightlife – Orient Bay, St Martin

St Maarten Nightlife – Orient Bay, St Martin

We’ve held back showcasing this little gem because, well, selfishly we didn’t want it to get too popular!

Once a French side locals’ hangout, ‘Le Village’ is now becoming known with visitors as well and the atmosphere on a friday night is cool, relaxed, sophisticated and very friendly.

Watch this short video and see for yourself.


St Maarten’s Best Pasta?

Tutta Pasta – Outstanding & Authentic


Lovely & cozy terrace, facing the Simpson bay marina along with the super friendly family operated restaurant, makes Tutta Pasta Restaurant on the Dutch side of St. Maarten one of our favorite dining spots.

With over 40 types of delicious Pasta, classic & also unique & original flavors wrapped in a Caribbean touch, we feel compelled to visit the place a few times a month.

Warren, the owner, and his staff is what friendly St. Maarten is all about…

The timeshare visitors don’t skip a visit every time they are on their St. Maarten vacation. With its great atmosphere, delicious food, fantastic selection, very reasonable prices and lovely service makes Tutta Pasta a spot you must visit as part of your St. Maarten restaurants dining experiences…



Simpson Bay Yacht Club

St. Maarten

Cell: (721) 587 5162

Open hours: Daily 6pm – 10pm

Closed on Saturday.






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We like so much, we would like you to try it as well…

On our eBook you will find a great deal for you and your companion.

Enjoy your meal!!


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 Deals

St Maarten Deals

st maarten deals

Deals on Flight, Hotel, Cruise, Car Rental?

Or Deals on Meals?

St Maarten Deals – With all the major operators competing for tourist dollars in this economic climate, it’s no wonder there are some GREAT deals out there…..IF you can find them!

With the internet saturated with all kinds of marketing gimmicks and promos that lead you down a long path to nowhere, it can be hard to locate that legitimate good deal – especially for a popular place like St Maarten.

This is where we come in! We live here so we know the inside story. We have spent the time and effort to find the St Maarten deals and offer them here for you to take advantage of:


St Maarten Flights      FLIGHTS
St Maarten Hotels      HOTELS
St Maarten Cruise      CRUISES
St Maarten health & Safety      TRAVEL INSURANCE
St Maarten Car Rental      CAR RENTALS
St Maarten Beaches      BEACHWEAR & ACCESSORIES
St Maarten Shopping      ISLAND SHOPPING
St Maarten Restaurants      RESTAURANTS



The Ultimate Insiders Guide To St. Maarten + $1,000 Coupon Book + Bonuses
The Ultimate Insiders Guide To St. Maarten + $1,000 Coupon Book + Bonuses

Packed with over 100 pages of well-written & researched, concise, ESSENTIAL INFORMATION that anyone looking to visit St. Maarten/ St. Martin needs to know!


Also find the hidden beaches,

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avoid car rental rip-offs,

where NOT to park your car,

'adult' hot spots

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This offer still includes our HUGE, up to date coupon book with dozens of special offers, discounts & giveaways.




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St. Maarten Restaurant Profile



Ernest & Fidel – Porto Cupecoy, St Maarten

St Maarten Ernest & Fidel Cafe Porto Cupecoy

Why is the name of the Cafe

Ernest & Fidel?


The idea is not to laud dictators. The idea is to embrace the freedom of thought and ideas.


Freedom is the absence of constraint in choice or action; the liberation from the power of another; the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken; having boldness of conception or execution.


Freedom is the ability to be provocative or audacious without the fear of reprisal. What could be more provocative or audacious than throwing together one of the world’s most ruthless dictators and one of its most brilliant and beloved authors?

Ernest & Fidel - Porto Cupecoy, St. MaartenIf Ernest had been born in Fidel’s Cuba, his imagination would have been squelched. If Fidel had been born in the United States he may have taken the meaning of his name to heart and become a man of the cloth. If these two extraordinary men had become friends in Cuba what would have resulted – would Cuba have become a hot bed of free thinking and creativity rather than a country associated with oppression? Would there have been a coffee shop like this in heart of Havana? 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 Restaurant Reviews

How Do You Choose?

Don’t worry – we’ll help you decide – quickly and easily.

We could write pages and pages on every restaurant in St. Maarten – St. Martin, but if we did, with over 400 to choose from, you would never get to the end of the book…..!!

SO, with a certain amount of trust in us, we hope you will take our condensed, concise and precise summaries of the best of each category as a fairly reliable gauge of what’s good out there – after all, with dining being a second hobby – in many cases subsidized by the restaurant owners – we have sampled pretty much all there is to offer in St. Maarten and St. Martin.

Here’s a small example of one of our reviews… (it tells you all you need to know without all the fluff and verbiage)



Esmeralda Resort

Orient bay

Tel : (590) 590 87 11 20 Fax : (590) 87 36 36

L’Astrolabe’s chef award winning Stephane Ducluseau has a striking set of culinary accolades to his name. He was voted Talent of the Year by the worldwide dining guide Gault Millau in 2008 and has cooked up a storm of on-island awards for his intriguing and innovative creations!

St Martin Gourmet FoodOwner Thomas Moreau together with Stephane, welcome you to this hidden gem. Located off the beaten track in Orient Bay in the beautiful Esmeralda resort, L’Astrolabe is a gastronomic discovery that will have you hooked instantly. The interior decor is at once classic and original and the poolside seating with subtle lighting creates an extremely romantic setting. Then for the food!

Savor an amazing selection of classical French delights with an innovative twist, such as Filet Mignon of Beef Rossini (topped with duck liver) with sautéed potatoes flavored with truffles, or the Red Tuna Steak with mashed eggplant flavored with light spices, lambs lettuce and pepper cream.

Don’t miss the popular Friday Fresh Lobster night and the Monday Surf & Turf night accompanied by live music.




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Check our e-book for a special offer at this fine establishment.

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

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