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Carnival season comes to St Maarten...

Carnival – that time of year when the main road into Philipsburg is dedicated to feathers, sequins, and loud music. This year was no exception. Carnival troupes came out in all their glory to strut their stuff and show off… Read more


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Aqua Mania Adventures 2nd Pink Sunset Sail in support of Breast Cancer

Wednesday, 7th September 2016

St Martin, Things to do, Calendar of Events,

After last year’s enormous success, Aqua Mania Adventures is bringing back the Pink Sunset Sail to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. This second edition takes place on Saturday October 1st from 5pm – 7pm, the day after the Pink Parade… Read more

Waikiki Beach, Orient Bay, St. Martin/St. Maarten

Tuesday, 30th August 2016

St Martin, Food + Drink, Things to do, Travel Guide, Bars + Lounges, Beaches, Family Dining, Family Excursions, Food + Drink,

In the heart of Orient Bay, on St. Maarten there is Waikiki Beach, an exceptional beachfront that combines the pleasures of the sea and those of gastronomy. The popular location features a shop, massage area, watersport center, bar and restaurant. The… Read more

37 Don’t-miss St Maarten Adventures

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

St Martin, Things to do,

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to St Maarten or long-time Soualigaphile, how do you know you’ve got the best out of the island? Simple. Work your way through Nick Marshall’s handy Bucket List of St Maarten’s unforgettable experiences, one for every square… Read more

Explore St. Maarten and her beautiful sister islands with Aqua Mania

Thursday, 21st July 2016

St Martin, Things to do, Family Excursions, Watersports,

St Maarten is at the heart of the Caribbean. A vacation to this one island can take you on adventures to three neighboring islands and Aqua Mania Adventures knows exactly how to do it. Explore Saba, the ‘Unspoiled Queen’, untouched… Read more

Captain Oliver’s Regatta: La Joie de Vivre

Monday, 23rd May 2016

St Martin, Things to do, Family Excursions, Watersports,

In his own inimitable style, the sadly now late, Olivier Lange – better known as Captain Oliver – while enjoying a sociable whiskey or two with friends, one of whom happened to be a journalist, light-heartedly accepted a challenge to… Read more

An Island Girl’s guide to Gustavia, capital of St. Barth for the day

Thursday, 7th April 2016

St Martin, St. Barths, Things to do,

St. Maarten resident and globetrotter Riselle, AKA the Traveling Island Girl shares her guide to Gustavia, the capital of the exquisite island of St. Barth. Oh La La, St. Barth, payground of the rich and famous. This beautiful French island lies… Read more


Friday, 1st April 2016

Art + Culture, Entertainment, St Martin, Things to do, Family Excursions,

By Marianne Tefft DESTRA has three little words for St. Maarten Carnival: “Music, Vibes, Energy.” As she prepared to take the stage for Carnival’s TelEm Night of the Hitmakers 2015 for an evening of Caribbean classics with regional icons Kerwin… Read more

8 Must-Know Facts for planning a Destination Wedding on St. Maarten / St. Martin

Thursday, 24th March 2016

St Martin, Destination wedding, Things to do,

If you are reading this I can only assume you recently got engaged, or you know someone who did, or at the very least you have already purchased the rope and duct tape to kidnap your boyfriend and hold him… Read more


Monday, 8th February 2016

St Martin, Things to do, Watersports,

Story by Gary E. Brown You don’t get much for a dollar these days but that’s exactly what a group of young St Maarten sailing enthusiasts paid for the 39-foot Fingulf yacht, Pixie. But there was a slight problem. The… Read more

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be … Harmony Night!

Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Art + Culture, Entertainment, Events, St Martin, Things to do, Family Excursions,

By Marianne Tefft The tinsel and trimmings may be back in their boxes and the holiday fireworks a fading memory, but the festive spirit still parties to a Carnival beat in French St Martin. For the first three months of… Read more


Thursday, 14th January 2016

Entertainment, Events, St Martin, Things to do,

St Maarten needs be envious of nowhere when it comes to musical talent, and the women are no exception to this rule. We are privileged to have quite a few talented female singers, and here are just three that the… Read more

You may be a true Island Girl If

Wednesday, 18th November 2015

St Martin, Things to do,

I was born and raised in the Caribbean and with the exception of a brief stint in the Netherlands have been an island girl pretty much all of my life. Even though I have not yet experienced each island in… Read more

If at first you don’t succeed, Skydiving may not be for you

Wednesday, 11th November 2015

St Martin, Things to do,

At the start of my evolution or life crisis or whatever you want to call it, I made some extreme decisions. Yes, there was the drastic haircut, the career move and the change in wardrobe but nothing was more dramatic… Read more

Healthy St Maarten – It’s a Movement

Friday, 16th October 2015

St Martin, Things to do, Fitness,

By Erica D Cannon For years, St Maarten has been known as a haven for indulgent cuisine and all-night parties. For the last two years, however, St Maarten is breathing in new air. Now it’s all about fitness and healthy… Read more

How to “Find Yourself” on a tiny island

Thursday, 15th October 2015

St Martin, Things to do,

Let me begin by saying that if you were able to find the answer to the above question please don’t be greedy. Don’t keep it all to yourself. Be a dear and share it. If you read my first blog… Read more

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