Sunshine and good breezes are always in supply. St. Martin’s unique feel, authenticity and diverse cultures sets it apart from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Whether you are setting sail for Anguilla, St. Barts, Gustavia, or Ile Tintamarre, St. Martin is your destination for Leeward Island exploration!
St. Martin’s Many Layers
Few sailing destinations contain the rich and diverse cultures St. Martin offers. Both the island’s Dutch and French sides feature breathtaking scenery, velvet-soft sand and rich cultural experiences. St. Martin is about taste, unique adventure and beauty. The charter sailor experiences a multi-faceted vacation of a lifetime. Sailing in St. Martin is a pure experience, free of over-crowed, expensive and shallow tourist attractions.
St. Martin’s many layers are both enticing and fulfilling. Panoramic scenery, bright oranges, tropical yellows and dulcet reds constitute the area’s daytime beauty. Invigorate your travel with a walk on Saint Martin’s many beaches, and explore its surrounding seaside via your own yacht and your own pace. Across to Anguilla or St. Barts, hilltops persist and wildlife thrives. Sun-kissed mangos are always in healthy supply, as are quiet moorings tailored and European quality restaurants.
A Fine Sailing Outlet
The sailing in St. Martin clearly surpasses the Virgin Islands. The island’s even-bottoms, shallow leeward coast and wondrous coves stabilize local tidal forces making moorings calm and peaceful. It is a magical destination, situated between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean in the North Leeward Islands, providing clear water, vibrant reefs and excellent fishing while underway – having dolphins for company is common!
Sailing in St. Martin is an unbeatable experience, and is preferred by many to other Virgin Island destinations. Longer distances with less sail changes in more consistent winds make it an absolute pleasure for sailors – never out of sight of land, but far enough to know you’ve gone somewhere.
After each passage, guests are greeted with new and different cultures. Different languages (though English is common), different shops and different restaurants. Safe moorings, turquoise water, and vibrant coral awaits, and every mooring offers diverse adventures both on and off the water.
Refresh with Local Cuisine and Cultural Amenities
St. Martin’s appeal has inspired adventurers for years, as has its local restaurants and terrific shopping. Pique your party’s curiosity at the Lolos in Marigot and Grand Case. Enjoy succulent lobster, fried fish and local-seasoned seafood all prepared with a uniquely European flare. Every adventure deserves an after-outing feast, and St. Martin contains a wealthy supply of French, Dutch and American dishes to mesh cultural experiences with wonderfully new dinners. You will find fine wines, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres in all these cultures that still place high value on slow, leisurely meals with conversation among great friends. You will welcome the lack of common tourist spots.
A Magical Oceanside Destination
St. Martin remains a destination for Virgin Island sailors seeking a break from heavy tourism, over-packed schedules and rigid itineraries.
The sailing, itself, while an entirely unique experience, is never the area’s end-game. St. Martin hosts a slew of wonderful ocean activities to make your holiday completely unique for you and your guests. Kite surfing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing, kayaking and deep-sea fishing, too, are on the menu. Your extreme sport schedule needn’t be limited. It is expanded constantly, supported by St. Martin’s culture of leisure and freedom.
Wildlife, wind and wonder await, and each is in endless supply in one of the world’s most scenic destinations.