Beaches and Watersports in St. Martin / Sint Maarten
St. Maarten / St. Martin is celebrated for its many distinctive beaches.
Net sites describing and presenting photos of the island's beaches include
is a Beach , Rusty Wingnut Multimedia's Beaches
and Water Sports on Saint Martin Sint Maarten , and the St. Maarten
Tourist Office's A
Beach For Every Mile .
Two of our favorite beaches are Bikini Beach along Orient Bay, and
Mullet Bay beach. Here's my amateur version of panorama views:
Above is the very long beach of Orient Bay.
Bikini Beach, restaurant and watersports
is toward the west side in Orient Bay. Rent a cushion,
lounge chair and umbrella for $6.
Mullet Bay beach is generally calm,
with water so clear that you can watch fish swim at your feet.
I wish I had brought my camera to Pinel Island, just a few minutes
boat ride from Little Key (west of Orient Bay). This small island
even has BBQ style lunch available so you can enjoy a longer time relaxing
at this paradise.
St. Maarten / St. Martin watersport sites include Best.com's
time activities page. Unfortunately, specific activity pages
change frequently so more will be added only if associated with a group
or gvt. site likely to remain long term on the web.
Activities desks are found at most of the larger resorts as well
as in the shopping areas, with brochures describing many boat trips for:
Scuba, snorkel, and sightseeing.
sample of current brochures include the following. Generally, lunch,
gear and instruction are included in snorkeling trips.
Anguilla by "Santino", the snorkeling, luncheon
party boat. The BBQ (with snapper, ribs, & chicken) served at
their beach dining room in Anguilla is excellent.
Aqua Mania, renting waverunners, parasailing,
pedal boats, rental power boats, windsurfing, sun kats and bump'r rides.
Scuba from single dive to a certification course, as well as snorkel trips,
The Edge, a high speed ferry to St. Barths and
Saba, offers scuba to 26 protected sites.
Lambada, for a trip to uninhabited Prickly Pear,
Anguilla or just a sunset cruise
Saba reef Divers, offering daily dives, dive/hotel
packages, ocean kayaking, PADI instruction, and more using two custom dive
boats with freshwater showers and a hang bar with Safeair at 15 feet for
Seaworld Explorer does not submerge, but has a lower deck below the surface
of the water with large windows along each side. While seated, you observe
a stunning array of exotic tropical fish, georgious living corals, and
dangerous spotted and green Moray eels being hand fed by a diver.
Windsurfing, Speedboating, Deep Sea Fishing.
You get the idea.
It's all here in St. Martin / St. Maarten.
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