St Martin Adventure, Sint Maarten Activities, Things to do
St Martin adventure & Sint Maarten activities at a glance
There is a St Martin adventure you probably haven’t experienced before – go on the 14-seater ‘pub on wheels’, it’s an interesting alternative to a run-of-the-mill pub crawl… no crawling is required though, just sit and enjoy!
St Martin adventure activities are, not surprisingly, mostly water-based. You’ll be able to go kitesurfing, kayaking, sailing, surfing, parasailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, and deep sea fishing. Scuba diving is a great way to explore the waters around the island – there are more than 45 listed dive sites. There are good snorkelling opportunities too – there is a snorkelling trail at Pinel Island or, if you don’t like diving or snorkelling, there is an underwater observatory experience. Other snorkelling spots are Pelican Key, Friars Bay and at Dawn Beach. Kayaking through mangroves is interesting, especially if you do it at sunset, and stand up paddleboarding is lots of fun. You’ll also find a Hawaiian canoe in the Nature Reserve waters which is not such an extreme adventure as flyboarding – you’ll be propelled up to 45 feet high by a turbine.
On land you can enjoy horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, pony trekking and playing golf, or you can rent a sailing boat or motor boat (with a skipper, or without). There are aerial adventures too – try paragliding and skydiving or check out St Martin on a helicopter tour. Although small, this dual-nation island is good for birdwatching and birding tours are available.
You can take your kids to a butterfly farm, on a pony ride (suitable for small children), to visit a farm nature reserve which has ziplines (for kids and adults), on forest hiking trails, and to a pool with cascades. There’s an old fashioned merry-go-round in Simpson Bay, and a small zoo and playground (near the Salt Pond) in Sint Maarten.
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