Welcome to Grand Case


While dining is the premier attraction, there’s also a decent beach for swimming and snorkeling, while other pursuits include diving, boating, skydiving and even perfume making.


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Grand Case activities

$44 Tours & Sightseeing

St-Martin and St. Maarten: Dutch and French Sides Tour

No matter which sightseeing option you choose, you’ll experience a blend of St Martin's colonial past with its modern present as you visit both sides of the Caribbean island, settled by the Dutch and the French in the 1600s. As you tour the island with your guide, learn how the two sides joined forces against the Spanish, dividing the 37-square-mile (60-square-km) island almost equally between them into Dutch St Maarten and French St-Martin.After pickup from your Philipsburg hotel, venture first to Grand Case Beach, one of the most tranquil and beautiful of St Martin's coastline. Here, on the north end of the French side, walk along the crystal-white sand and admire the pristine, clear blue water that mirrors the sky. Sunbathe, swim or stroll at your leisure, basking in the tropical sun.The visit the village of Grand Case, where you can try guavaberry rum punch or simply enjoy a soda or beer. If you choose, dine on a local dish, such as chicken legs or Johnny Cake – a fried cornmeal pancake – for lunch (own expense).Next, head to the quaint village of Marigot. Delight in the European ambiance of the town, where colonial streets lined with shops and the open-air bazaar offer plenty of duty-free shopping opportunities if you’re interested.Then, visit Maho Beach and hold your breath as you watch airplanes fly close above as they approach the runway at nearby Princess Juliana International Airport. Your tour ends with a drive through Simpson Bay on your return to your hotel.

$125 Shore Excursions

St Maarten Shore Excursion: Snorkeling and Speed Boat Tour

Your 6-hour shore excursion in St Maarten departs from Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf at 10am. Meet your friendly captain and crew aboard the speedboat and hang on for a thrilling ride! You’ll enjoy unlimited access to beer, soda and water from the open bar on board.As your boat picks up speed, glide toward the Simpson Bay Bridge on the island’s Dutch side to view yachts and villas on display in the Caribbean’s largest lagoon where you can see all the big mega yachts parked . Make a brief stop to admire the cafés lining the Marina Royale in Marigot, capital of the French Saint-Martin. View the historic Ft Louis and French flag overlooking the town from the opposite side, where you’ll find private sailing boats anchored in the bay. It’s a short ride to Friars Bay, known for its full moon parties, and the more sheltered Happy Bay. Your captain will stop at Tintamarre Island for an unforgettable opportunity to swim with sea turtles in the marine reserve. Stretch out on the incredibly white beach after you snorkel in the tranquil waters.Re-board your boat for Pinel Island, where you can sit in the shallow water with a refreshing beverage. Enjoy a hot lunch served at a restaurant on the sun-drenched Yellow Beach. If you’d like, hike around the tiny island to explore sandy shores and isolated rock pools, whose crystal-clear waters are protected from pounding surf.After approximately one hour at Pinel Island, ride to Creole Rock, located in the middle of the Bay of Grand Case. This marine reserve is the island’s best-kept secret, where sea life abounds in the shallow water. After a snorkel stop for an undersea adventure, cruise around the island, passing the red rock cliffs of Bay Rouge and the mansions of Terre Basse. You’ll have the opportunity to feed the fish in the turquoise waters of Long Bay while keeping an eye out for any celebrities on the golden sands of the exclusive La Samanna Resort.Next, be sure to have your camera ready to photograph planes directly overhead as aircraft come in for a landing at nearby Princess Juliana Airport. It’s just a short ride back around Simpson Bay to admire 150-foot (45-meter) mega yachts before arriving back at Dock Maarten Chesterfields Wharf.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the St Maarten port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$125 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour

Start your 6-hour speedboat and snorkel tour from Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf, departing at 10am for Simpson Bay Bridge on the Dutch side of the island. Here, you’ll see yachts and villas on display in the Caribbean’s largest lagoon. Along the way, enjoy unlimited beer, soda and water from the open bar aboard your boat.Head to Marigot, capital of the French Saint-Martin, where cafés line the Marina Royale. Then, pass to the opposite side to see private sailing boats moored in the bay, and view the historic Ft Louis and French flag overlooking the town. It’s a short cruise to Friars Bay, known for its full moon parties, and the more secluded Happy Bay. Your captain will make a quick stop at the unbelievably white beach of Tintamarre Island for some unforgettable swimming with sea turtles in the calm waters of the marine reserve. Re-board your boat for Pinel Island, where you can sit in the shallow water with a refreshing beverage. Enjoy a hot lunch served at a restaurant on the sun-drenched Yellow Beach. If you’d like, hike around the tiny island to explore sandy shores and isolated rock pools, whose crystal-clear waters are protected from pounding surf. After approximately one hour at Pinel Island, ride to Creole Rock, located in the middle of the Bay of Grand Case. This marine reserve is the island’s best-kept secret, where sea life abounds in the shallow water. After a snorkel stop for an undersea adventure, cruise around the island, passing the red rock cliffs of Bay Rouge and the mansions of Terre Basse. You’ll have the opportunity to feed the fish in the turquoise waters of Long Bay while keeping an eye out for any celebrities on the golden sands of the exclusive La Samanna Resort.Next, be sure to have your camera ready to photograph planes directly overhead as aircraft come in for a landing at nearby Princess Juliana Airport. It’s just a short cruise back around Simpson Bay to admire 150-foot (45-meter) mega yachts before arriving back at Dock Maarten Chesterfields Wharf.

$129 Tours & Sightseeing

St Maarten Sailing and Snorkeling Tour: Tintamarre Island, Creole Rock and Lunch in Grand Case

After pickup from your St Maarten hotel, depart Dock Maarten on a spacious catamaran and set sail for the island of Tintamarre, off St Maarten’s northeastern coast. While you sail across the sea with your friendly and attentive crew, Caribbean music will get you in the mood for your day of fun in the sun.Arriving at Tintamarre, you can explore the island, known for its natural beauty, on your own or snorkel the reef with the tropical fish. We have all the snorkeling equipment and instruction. Turtles will swim around the boat so you can join them.After an hour on Tintamarre, time for a snack prepared on board and we set sail for Creole Rock, where the crystal-clear waters just off St Maarten’s northwest point are ideal for snorkeling.Next, your cruise continues to Grand Case, where lunch will be served either on board or in a restaurant.w In the afternoon, re-board the boat for the relaxing cruise down the coast, past Marigot, Baie Rouge, La Samanna and Sunset Beach. Have one last swim and floating bar before sailing into the setting sun with an included glass of Champagne, finally returning to Great Bay and docking at Dock Maarten, from where you’ll be returned to your hotel.Throughout the cruise, you can enjoy complimentary drinks from the boat’s open bar.Note: The cruise might follow the reverse route, depending on the day’s weather conditions.

$69.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Self-Drive Boat Tour and Snorkel from Simpson Bay

Arrive at the local tour operator’s office at Simpson Bay 30 minutes before your selected departure time to check in and listen to a safety briefing. Then grab your provided snorkeling gear and life jacket, and head to your personal watercraft — a 10-foot (3-meter), 3-person inflatable boat called a Rhino. If you’re driving, hop in the front seat and grab the wheel; if you’re the passenger, sit behind the driver and hold on to the side handles. Warm up the engine and familiarize yourself with the throttle, which controls your speed. Pose for a photo that you can purchase later, if you wish, and then begin your trip through Simpson Bay Lagoon, following your guide toward the open sea. Admire rows of sleek yachts docked in the marina, and cross under the bridge that takes you from the Dutch side of the island, St Maarten, to the French side, St-Martin. When you reach the open sea, zoom toward Creole Rock, which lies off the island’s northwestern coast and is part of a protected marine park. Pass by Lovers Beach, Happy Bay and Grand Case on your way to Creole Rock. Follow your guide's lead to anchor your boat, then jump in the water. You have 30 to 45 minutes to snorkel around the rocky island, looking for marine life like sea turtles, rays and reef fish, or you can grab a noodle from your guide and just float. Drinks are also provided. After snorkeling and swimming, head back to your starting point, where your tour ends. You can look over your photo and purchase drinks or snacks, if you wish.

$119 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

St Maarten Catamaran Snorkel Sail

Your first stop is at one of the island's best beaches - either La Samanna, Baie Rouge or Happy Bay, depending on the choice selected by the crew on the day. Enjoy one of these unspoiled beaches, explore the surrounding area looking for shells or swim in the crystal-clear water. The friendly crew will provide you with free beach floats and snorkeling equipment,  and will be available for any help or instruction you may need.Time for a nice French Baguette mini sandwich (Turkey Ham & Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and Tuna salad prepared by our hostess.Next stop will be Happy bay very quiet and almost deserted beach, swimming time, aperitif enjoy our open bar.Then it will be time for a very nice lunch served either on board or in Grand Case .   The next leg of your round-island sailing voyage takes you past Orient Bay in direction of either Green Cay or Anse Marcel. Here, you'll enjoy a final dip in the ocean before returning to the dock in Great Bay and toast the day with French Champagne

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