Top 5 Places to Visit in French St. Martin

Top 5 Places to Visit in French St. Martin

If planning a visit to the French Caribbean island of St. Martin, make sure to check out the top spots listed below:

Marigot Bay Market 

  • When crossing the border on the west side of the island you cross directly into Marigot Bay. Marigot (meaning swamp in French) is an inlet area surrounded by tall hill peaks. They have a weekly market where you can find many fresh pastries and local trinkets. If you have time make sure to check out the views from above at Fort Louis

St Martin

Loterie Farm

  • Located on the country side, Loterie farm is a day time pool club and adventure park. Come here to hang out pool side in their jungle oasis and enjoy some delicious cocktails. They also have a zip line on property if you are seeking more adventure. They will soon be opening a 9-hole golf course on the property which will be the only course on the French side of the island

Loterie Farm

Sunset Dinner in Grand Case

  • Grand case is a charming little area on the waterfront filled with fantastic restaurants and shops with local art. The area was badly hit but the hurricane but slowly and surely reopening for business. Come before the sunset to enjoy some French wine and delicious cuisine. My top recommendation would be Barrancos. Featuring a 3-Michelin star chef from France with chic bohemian style decor the dinner will be unforgettable 


Orient Beach

  • Orient beach was also badly hit by hurricane Irma. Previously lined with beach bars and restaurants along the sand, the beach is now more open with businesses slowly beginning to rebuild. The beach is vast with plenty of space to sun bathe and swim. This is also a clothing optional beach so keep this in mind when visiting to prevent some shock

Orient Beach St Martin

Tijon Perfumerie

  • If you ever wanted to try your hand at creating your very own signature scent, Tijon Perfumery has you covered. Tijon offers a perfume making class where you learn has to make your own scents from your favorite essential oils. During the class you get the chance to make 3 different scents to choose the one to bottle and bring home. The best part is they will save your concoction for future orders to deliver anywhere in the world! Such a cool experience and the closest experience you will get to making your own perfume in France across the pond




  1. April 11, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    This is really helpful, thanks.

  2. Marie
    June 21, 2019 / 1:41 am

    Heading there in September. Thanks for this!

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  4. Patti
    February 21, 2020 / 4:48 pm

    We will be in St. Maarten for just the day on a cruise ship stop with a 16 and 17 year old. What would you suggest for a day trip with teens? How would you suggest getting around? Do you know of a driver for the day? Thanks!

    • Avatar photo April 20, 2020 / 4:32 pm

      That will be a great time (hopefully you got to go before all of this Coronavirus shutdowns). If not, you will dock right in the main town and you could get a driver to take you to some of the top spots. I would recommend Maho beach and the adventure Zipline if you want epic views of the island. If you want to go to the french side, check out Grand Case 🙂

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