Pelican, St. Maarten
St. Maarten is known for being the smallest landmass in the world, shared by two different nations; France and the Netherlands. This tiny dot in the Caribbean Sea, is not to be underestimated as it offers dozens of beaches, hiking trails, luxury hotels and villas, casino’s and over 300 restaurants. Our International Airport has grown to become a connecting hub in the Northern Caribbean and connects you directly with major international cities such as New York, Miami, Panama City, Paris and Amsterdam.
St. Maarten is home to the Caribbean’s biggest annual Heineken Regatta, the much anticipated carnival in April and great summer festivals.
Our population is not only diverse, but very friendly. Living here will set the stage for extraordinary experiences.
The neighborhoods of Pelican, Cole Bay and Simpson Bay are all havens for tantalizing your taste buds. Each area has their own selection of highly rated food establishments from French to Italian, Japanese to Thai, they are all perfect for a leisurely lunch or dinner. After dinner, continue into the night by visiting one of the lounges or clubs.
Aside from our famous annual Heineken Regatta and Carnival, St. Maarten features many more activities throughout the year. Enjoy a day in the sun on one of our 37 beaches, rent a water scooter, hit a hiking trail or if you are extremely adventurous try out our zip lines. You will never reach the level of boredom while here.
Philipsburg’s Front Street, is known for its high-end stores offering a vast array of jewelry and watches, electronics as well as perfumes. Collections of clothing and shoes can also be found on both Front and Back Street.
Our supermarkets have a huge assortment of imported products from the US and Europe.