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St Maarten Sights, Shopping and Sand
Philipsburg | St. Maarten |
 
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You will depart Philipsburg driving towards Cole Bay and Belle Vue making a photo stop at the Harold Jack lookout point, located high on a hill overlooking the sea where, (clouds permitting) you will have fantastic views of the neighboring islands of Saba (the home of Kong in the original King Kong movie) and St Eustatious to the south, and British Anguilla to the north. You will also begin to see Simpson Bay and its lagoon as you crest the hill.

Continue on into Marigot, the French Capital which is a quaint French village with a Caribbean twist. Sidewalk cafes serving cappuccino overlook mega yachts, framed by palm trees. Gourmet restaurants sit in the shadow of a 200 year old fort, and bold tropical prints in the open air markets mix with the latest fashions from the French boutiques. You will have some free time to experience this wonderful blend.

Then its on to Orient Bay. This sweeping 2 mile long, white powdered sand beach is protected from the Atlantic waves by a reef, and the bottom has a very gradual slope. It is the islandís most developed, most popular and busiest beach. You will have approximately 1 Ĺ hours to swim, beach walk or relax on the white sand.

The beach is also lined with numerous restaurants for those who would like to purchase lunch or indulge in a tropical drink in paradise.

Please note: The clothing optional beach at Club Orient, the naturist resort is located at the southern end of the beach, approximately 10 - 15 minutes walk from Bikini / Kakao Beach, where you will be visiting. Although most guests in the Bikini / Kakao Beach area will be wearing swim attire, be warned that you may encounter topless and possibly nude sunbathers anywhere. This excursion may operate in a different order due to traffic conditions or crowds at the venues. On Sundays, most shops and restaurants on the French side are closed. All stores are closed on the following national holidays: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Kings Day, Carnival Day, Labor Day, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Emancipation Day, Constitution Day, St. Maarten's Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. Guests booking on these days will have the option to window shop or spend more time at the beach.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Scenic, Cultural, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverages are included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A beach towel, sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk approximately 200 yards from cruise ship to transportation. Surfaces at lookouts are paved and packed dirt.

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