Top things to do in St-Martin

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Grand Case

Hidden Garden

Tucked at the end of a narrow boardwalk, Hidden Garden is a magical spot with flickering candles, timber benches strewn with cushions, and sensational cocktails such as Basilic Bloody Maria (basil-infused tequila, t…
Top Choice Island in St-Martin

Îlet Pinel

This little islet just 1km offshore is a great spot to spend a sun-soaked afternoon. Refreshingly undeveloped (it’s part of the Sint Maarten Marine Park), Pinel’s calm west-facing beach has good swimming and snorkel…
Top Choice French in Grand Case

Le Pressoir

A beautiful 1871-built bright-yellow house with charming red clapboard shutters, cornflower-blue posts and romantic boudoir-style interior – one of the last remaining traditional Creole houses – sets the stage for t…
Top Choice Bar in Oyster Pond

Dinghy Dock Bar

The big draw at this self-styled Caribbean dive bar on the marina's edge is happy hour (5pm to 7pm), when customers get to mix their own drinks. Cocktails include a Tropical Iced Tea, a Fire & Ice Bloody Mary an…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Grand Case

Le Shambala Restaurant

In an enchanting setting overlooking the water right on the beach, the restaurant of Le Shambala hotel has one of the area's – and the island's – best menus. Be wowed by black-tiger-prawn carpaccio with olive-oil ic…
Top Choice International in St-Martin

Brasserie Loterie Farm

Set amid century-old mango and mahogany trees, this timber-framed restaurant on the Loterie Farm plantation is a culinary oasis. Conch fritters, Cajun-spiced mahi mahi and artisan burgers feature at lunch; dinner hi…
Top Choice Caribbean in Oyster Pond

Canoa

Opening onto two waterside terraces overlooking the bobbing yachts on the Dutch side of the border (but invariably overflowing with residents from the French side), this traditional orange, turquoise and sky-blue ti…
Top Choice Barbecue in Grand Case

Lolos

Smoke billows from these Creole lolos, which cluster around wooden picnic tables. Of the six individual establishments sizzling up succulent ribs, cod fritters, grilled fish, chicken and stuffed crabs cooked in the …
Top Choice French in Orient Beach

Côté Plages

Drop by between 6pm and 7pm for tapas (roast marrow bone, frogs' legs in garlic and parsley, Burgundy snails) before feasting on Caribbean-influenced French fare: truffled lobster bisque, sautéed veal kidneys, puff-…
Seafood in Grand Case

Ocean 82

One of the few upmarket restaurants along foodie strip Blvd de Grand Case to serve food all day, this elegant white-tableclothed spot has spectacular views of the ocean from its covered terrace. Its live tank takes …