Philipsburg Beach Umbrellas
Visit St Maarten – Dutch Side
Philipsburg – Take an inexpensive all day water taxi from the port to the center of town. It’s only a few minutes, so you can also save some money and get some exercise on the short walk to town. Rent beach chairs and an umbrella for the day and you’ll also get a bucket of beer with your rental fee. Wander the beach front and the shops in a pleasant environment where there are no vehicles.
Philipsburg, Water Sports
Maho Beach, Princess Juliana International Airport – About half way from Philipsburg to Marigot, on the lagoon, put yourself in harm’s way from jet engine blasts, a few feet from the end of the runway at the international airport. You can regularly find hundreds of tourists at the narrow strip of Maho Beach as they risk damage to the skin, their eyes and their camera lenses. Better yet, watch from the Sunset Beach Bar, a few feet away from the direct jet blasts.
Simpson Bay Lagoon – kayaking in the largest mangrove lagoon in the Antilles.
Sea Trek Helmet Diving
St Maarten Zoo – There used to be a zoo in the Caribbean, but looters and hurricanes have put it out of business.