St. Maarten is the smallest Island in the world to be shared by two sovereign governments-namely the Dutch and French. The Dutch side, with Philipsburg as its capital occupies the southern 17 square miles of this 37-square-mile island; St. Martin, a French dependency, occupies the northern half. The dual nationality adds variety to this most unique of island gems in the Caribbean Sea.
One who wants to spend a st maarten weekend in place with all attributes of paradise should go to St. Martin. This island is blessed with 37 beaches-one for each of the island's 37 square miles. Busy bays are venues for watersports, swimming, and snorkeling, while secluded coves offer private retreats. Half-day or full-day sailing excursions to undeveloped beaches nearby are also available. Some of the more famous beaches for st maarten weekend include mile-long Mullet Bay Beach, perfect for swimming; Dawn Beach, known for its incredible sunrises; and Little Bay Beach, a favorite of snorkelers, with calm, clear waters that offer excellent visibility.
Recent years have seen the growth of many sports on the island aimed at both fitness and fun. Golf, tennis, volleyball, horseback riding, mountain biking and, naturally, a variety of water sports are offered, including scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, kayaking, wind surfing, parasailing and deep-sea fishing. In addition, the island offers numerous spas and fitness centers for those preferring gym equipment, free weights, aerobics, stretch classes, massages, facials, steam rooms, whirlpools, saunas, manicures, pedicures and the like.
Sea Excursion are very popular during st maarten weekend. There are several one-day sailings are offered from Bobby's Marina, Great Bay Marina and Little Pier, all in Philipsburg. Catamarans are a popular way of reaching St. Bart's, including the White Octopus, Quicksilver and El Tigre.
St. Maarten is one of the Caribbean's leading sailing venues, playing host each year to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and offering plenty of stunning anchorages. Fully equipped marinas welcome visiting boats and rent everything from speedboats to canoes. Day trips can also be arranged for deep-sea fishing or for visits to secluded nearby islands. Every March, hundreds of participants from Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean visit St. Maarten to compete in one of the world's biggest sailing events - the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and to have st maarten weekend vacations. The event has come to symbolize the island's prominence as a sailing venue, and St. Maarten is one of the few places in the world where the average person can sail on a world-class racing boat.
Several operators offer horseback riding excursions across the countryside of the interior and along the coast. Some rides end on the beach, with both horses and riders wading out into the cool sea. Riders of all skill levels are welcome.
Under the sea of St. Maarten you will find many beautiful things during st maarten weekend. Yet what better way to see it, than with a scuba trip, which can be provided by some of the best in the Caribbean. You won't be disappointed if you go there for weekend, of course there won't be enough time to try everything but just will get one more reason to return to do it!