This tropical island with dual natures, worldly and quiet, Dutch and French, modern and traditional, offers a range of dream landscapes and enchanting beaches. In its small size (about like Pantelleria) there are 37 beaches, without considering the bays, inlets, anchor points where you can stop with your catamaran in an exclusive holiday away from the tourist crowds. Saint Martin charters, selected from the best local operators, have about twenty new catamarans that sail from a well-equipped and modern marina. The possibilities range from a compact Lagoon 38 ', up to a Bali 54 which can be set up for up to 8 cabins.
Catamaran in Saint Martin is synonymous with luxury, competence and passion: the boats are offered in bareboat formula, while the larger ones have the local skipper needed to navigate the canals and shallow waters. Finally, you can choose the top of the range formula with skipper, hostess, sailor and cook on board. Nothing will be left to chance on a holiday full of fun and personalized service.
Lots of navigation but also stops in the most evocative places, dinners on board, barbecues on the beaches, cocktails on a catamaran and in special resorts. Sea life is enchanting at these latitudes, caressed by the warm trade winds and illuminated by the blinding sun. Swim and snorkel, diving for those who want, surfing and kite, fishing from the sling and underwater.
St. Martin is recognized as one of the entertainment capitals: especially the Dutch part, to the south, abounds with restaurants, lounge bars, clubs and casinos. Movida but also attractions for the whole family with children. Shopping (duty-free jewelers and rum above all), local crafts, walks.
But let's review the main destinations for your St. Martin catamaran cruise. The capital of the Dutch part is Philipsburg, a lively city that opens in the center of the wide bay. You can stop at anchor or moor to experience the intense day and night activities. If you want relaxation, you should instead set sail for other shores: a few miles to the west, the splendid Simpson Bay, a vast bay fringed with beaches, inside which opens up a lagoon that offers shelter in very hot waters and many anchor points.
On the opposite side of the lagoon is Marigot, the capital of the French area where we can moor at the marina. Typical coastal town, combined with Caribbean culture: a beautiful promenade, boutiques, craft shops and restaurants.
Heading north we head towards the least crowded area of the island: the superb bay of Grande Case, with a white beach crowned by a rocky landscape, not far from the French airport. You can anchor and go down to the town, considered the gastronomic center of St. Martin.
Further on Anse Marcel, a picturesque bay well protected by the inlet. A small marina, the Radisson, inside a navigable canal.
The east coast, open to the trade winds, often has rough or rough seas, but the presence of many shelters and some marinas allows for a stop. In case of calm sea, the uninhabited island of Tintamarre, with a superb beach and coral reef, is unmissable. There are several anchor points for the daily stop; should the weather be good you can also spend the night in an enchanted atmosphere.
Along the coast to remember the well-attended Orient Bay, an exclusive luxury destination and the nearby islet of Green Cay bordered on one side by a wonderful postcard beach, with small bars and restaurants to stop for lunch. This part of St. Martin is the most beautiful and authentic, but also the most demanding in terms of navigation due to the winds, the sea and the presence of narrow passages often through coral reefs.
St. Martin is also the ideal base for discovering the other islands of the archipelago: south-east route for an incomparable scenery, with a series of islands and islands before arriving in St. Barthelemy which everyone calls St. Barts. Halfway there is the barren and uninhabited Ile Forchue, excellent for a lunch stop because it is perfectly sheltered. We arrive in St. Barts: the north-west point is the magnificent Anse de Colombier, a bay crowned by rocky reliefs. In this marine protected area there are many points to anchor and swim in a turquoise sea where it is not difficult to spot sea turtles. The capital of this island is Gustavia: a small elegant town full of charm, even more exclusive than St. Martin. If you do not find a free mooring, you can continue sailing along the south coast where there are beautiful bays where to anchor. Back in St. Martin, you can finally visit Anguilla, just a few miles north of the main island. Narrow and elongated, it offers beaches, bays and villages to visit: the best place is Road Bay, a lively and well-equipped port; but above all it overlooks the Sandy Islands, one of the wonders of this archipelago. They are coral islands that barely emerge from the turquoise sea: tiny sandy beaches and a few palm trees. It can only be anchored in the appropriate areas, to safeguard this delicate natural environment.
St. Martin catamaran holiday is the joy of sailing and discovering exclusive places on this planet, but also local culture and fun! Find the boat that best suits your needs on our site.