Our expectation is to provide an unforgettable charter experience from the minute you land in St Maarten until the time you step on the plane to fly home. Below are some links to get to know what you can expect on the charter, when the yacht is available for charters, what you’ll need to bring, who we are, and what our yacht is all about. First, a little snippet about the island itself.
Your adventure will begin at Princess Juliana International Airport, airport code SXM, which is also used extensively across the island as an acronym for St Martin. Sint Maarten/Saint Martin is known collectively as “The Friendly Island” and lives up to that title. The quaint island has a little of something for everyone. Sint Maarten – the “Dutch Side” – has a more North American feel. While Saint Martin – the “French Side” offers up a more European flavour for guests. The island itself is only about 87 km2 which means you can drive around it in an hour or so, or sail around it in a day. On most days you can see Saint Barthélemy (French), Anguilla (British), Tintamarre, Saba (Dutch), Sint Eustatius “Statia” (Dutch), and Saint Kitts from various points on the island. Conveniently enough we will actually visit some of these islands depending on your itinerary for an up close and personal viewing.
The Dutch side includes tax-free shopping with jewellery and electronics being popular purchases in Philipsburg – the port city where 3-10 cruise ships dock each morning with island tourists. The port is hustling all day long with tourists, taxis, and $1 beers. The Dutch side also hosts many popular fast food restaurants for those in need of a fix.
The French side boasts one of the most well-known and beautiful beaches in the world – Orient Bay – a small section of which is used by naturists (which can be avoided very easily). The Dutch side, not to be outdone, has a very popular beach named Maho or Airport Beach – where you can literally have 747 airplanes land over your head! Being an island, there are of course many marinas, literally hundreds of photograph worthy beaches, as well as snorkeling, scuba diving, and plenty of watering holes to quench thirst during busy vacation days.
For après-beach activities there are many nightclubs and casinos to provide excitement on the Dutch side, with the French side often being referred to as “The Cuisine Capital of the Caribbean” for it’s many French, Italian, Creole, and LoLo (locally-owned, locally-operated) restaurants.