St Martin/St Maarten

Interval, Oyster Bay Extend Agreement

 Vacation services giant Interval International has extended its longstanding agreement with St. Maarten’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort. Under the terms of the exclusive, multi-year agreement, Interval will keep providing membership and vacation exchange services for the resort’s vacation ownership base. …

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VIDEO: A Pool With a View in St. Martin

 It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Grand Case Beach Club in St. Martin, the lovely beach hotel in the Caribbean’s culinary capital. And now with some recent changes, the hotel is looking better than ever, thanks in large …

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VIDEO: The Best Beach Bar in Grand Case St Martin

 Yes, the beach town of Grand Case in St Martin is known, rightly for its food. It’s got the best collection of top-level restaurants in the whole Caribbean, a veritable Mecca for foodies around the world. But there’s more to …

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 It’s a quiet hillside residential neighborhood over looking Pinel Island. It’s not the place you’d ever expect to see a colorful, Creole-style rum shack. But that’s what makes Ma Doudou such a pleasant surprise — because this secret rum shack …

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 …

 You wake up and open the sliding doors to your private pool, lifting up the bird figurine on the wall to signal that you’re ready for fresh croissants and pain au chocolat. Moments later, a staff member arrives with your …

 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 …

 It’s long been one of our favorite hotels in the Caribbean — the Grand Case Beach Club, the hotel on the French side of St Martin that has everything: two beaches, lovely, modern rooms and the island’s best place to …

 With the increasing culinary might of the Caribbean region, this was not an easy choice. From Anguilla to Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman to St Martin, there are culinary hubs around the Caribbean, places that put a premium on food, where …

 After many hours in the sun, after a few too many ti’ punches, you hear it. There isn’t the traditional Mr. Softee jingle. It’s more of a high-pitched honk, but it gets your attention. And that’s important when you’re trying …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Michele Korteweg, who sent in this beautiful shot of sunset in the Simpson Bay Lagoon in Sint Maarten. It was taken on board Calypso, “the boat that took us on a tour …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Ever felt like you need a vacation from your vacation? A place where you can skip the sightseeing, paddleboarding, and zip-lining that’s cluttering your to-do list and simply sit? If you’re in St Martin there …

 Redefining all inclusive design  By Alexander Britell ST MAARTEN — The hotel room. There are so many, big and small, in the Caribbean, and to this day no one really seems to be able to define what a “Caribbean” hotel …

 It’s the little corner of the Dutch side of St Maarten known for the famous Sunset bar, the Sonesta resort and the Casino Royale. But hidden on the main street in the neighbourhood of Maho is Gio’s, a top-grade gelateria …

 A wonderful eatery in Grand Case By Alexander Britell SAINT MARTIN — It’s hard to find a bad meal on Grand Case Boulevard. In fact, it’s just about impossible. The question, then, is where to eat, whether at the waterfront …

 More flights to caribbean hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France is expanding its flights to St Maarten, the company announced this week. The new service will mean an additional flight on Saturdays between Paris and SXM Airport, increasing …