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The best hotels in St. Maarten.

The 10 Best Hotels in St. Maarten

 Although it’s a busy gateway to the farther reaches of the Caribbean, St. Maarten (the Dutch side of the island) certainly merits more than a quick fly-by. Spend a few days here and you’re sure to be impressed by the …

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How to Take a Rum and Food Tour in St. Maarten

 It’s a new way to experience the local flavors of St. Maarten: a rum and food tour. The tour is the brainchild of St. Maarten Culinary Tours, and offers a mix of gourmet food from five-star restaurants to local roadside …

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5 Fun Things to Do in St Maarten

 Whether you’re spending a few days or just a few hours in transit, St. Maarten has no shortage of entertaining diversions. Beyond the usual plane-spotting at Maho Beach and sunning your buns on clothing-optional Orient Beach, here are some of …

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Emerald at Maho

 The Maho Group’s latest real estate development in St. Maarten has officially launched. The Emerald at Maho has begun pre-sales, with a planned opening date in 2018. The modern project will span over two buildings with four floors each, for …

Demi Lovato

 Celebrity Cruises has signed music superstar Demi Lovato to kick off its new Concert Series this winter season. The concert will take place in St Maarten, and be available for four Caribbean itineraries: a 14-night Caribbean holiday on Celebrity Equinox, …

Fete de la Cuisine

 There’s another new reason to visit St Maarten this fall. The 10th annual Fete de Cuisine will take place in St. Maarten this year from Nov. 6 through Nov. 13. The half French, half Dutch island offers visitors a diversity of foods …

Sonesta Maho

 The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino in St Maarten is expanding with a big new aqua park and kids club. The project includes a 4,000-square-foot park featuring a 1,400-square-foot pool; the kids club will include a 1,000-square-foot indoor space …

St Maarten Tech

 CaribNOG is coming to St Maarten By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Sint Maarten will host the twelfth meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) from October 24 to 26. CaribNOG is the Caribbean’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oyster Bay Beach Resort is set to hold a grand opening of its newly-remodeled Infinity Restaurant and Bar. The debut comes after a $1 million, six-month renovation project completed by Pearl Development. “Our goal …

 An all-inclusive vacation with a gourmet twist. That’s the offer from St Maarten’s Sonesta Ocean Point resort, which is hosting a new gastronomic experience on May 24-206. The “A Chefs Night” package includes culinary creations and events with some of …

 A major new luxury project has launched in St Maarten’s Maho neighborhood. The Maho Group has announced the launch of Porto Maho, a mixed-use project that will include two components: The Vistas and Estates at Porto Maho. “This venture is …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Choice Hotels has appointed Karen Hana as General Manager of one of the newest hotels in its portfolio on the island of St. Maarten. Hana, who most recently served as Executive Director of the St. Maarten …

marys boon st maarten

 It’s long been one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems — the affordable, lovely little Mary’s Boon hotel in St Maarten. And now it’s for sale. The 37-room boutique property in Simpson Bay is listed for sale at $6.8 million, according …

simpson bay

 St Maarten doesn’t lack for great beaches, but when it comes to that perfect mix of sand, sea and energy, it’s hard to beat Simpson Bay beach. And while real estate is at a premium on the densely-packed Dutch side …

 Whether you’re in snowy climes or are simply looking for a quick getaway, St Maarten has you covered. The Dutch Caribbean destination’s Sonesta resorts are offering a series of affordable all-inclusive getaways: the adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point, the Sonesta Great …

 A top netminder heads to St Maarten By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa in St Maarten has appointed former professional hockey player Denis Herron as international sales manager. His responsibilities in the role include working …

 You’re just off the cruise ship, off the water taxi from the Port of St Maarten and on the wharf in Great Bay. Or maybe you’ve just finished an afternoon of shopping on Front Street. So what if you’re looking …

 There are so many great cruise ports around the Caribbean, but few of them have a great beach in close proximity. While you can explore in Old San Juan, shop in St Kitts, find your duty free desires in St …