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Five Great Things to Do in St. Martin

There are actually two territories making up the tiny island of St. Martin, a Dutch side (Sint Maarten) and a French side (St. Martin). Like many Caribbean locations, St. Martin is a beautiful place to find rest and relaxation amongst the luxurious sun and surf. When you are ready to take a break from your […]

St Maarten Heinekin Regatta takes place from March 9 to 13

The next St Maarten Heinekin Regatta will take place between March 9 and March 13.

The regatta, which is named for the Caribbean island of St.Maarten and its principle sponsor the Heineken Company, started in 1980 with a modest 12 boats competing. In 2013 200 hundred boats competed and the event operator, the St. Maarten […]

Caribbean Yacht Racing and Sailing Events for Spring 2012

(courtesy – Barbados Tourism Authority)

Some come to watch or support, some come to defend a title, others come to take part in the wider events surrounding an offshore race that’s a prominent annual feature. From Jamaica to Barbados to St. Martin, the high points on the calendar of major Caribbean yacht racing kick […]

St. Martin/Maarten Fishing Excursions

The coastline of St. Martin/Maarten with its many bays, inlets and offshore deep waters all provide a variety of fishing opportunities easily accessible through the established big game fishing operators here. Big fish that you might be able to reel in off St. Martin/Maarten include marlin, tuna or wahoo, and there’s also yellowtail snapper and […]

Caribbean Luxury Marinas: 5 First-Class Island Ports

Marina at Cap Cana (credit: Cap Cana)

From glittering yachting meccas in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic to more distant ports in St. Lucia, Antigua or St. Martin – here’s what you find at the full-service, high-end luxury marinas that have appeared at the best harbors of the region.

Bahamas – Bimini Bay […]

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Caribbean Summer Cruising

Do as much as you like while out at sea, or do as little as you prefer. But, some excellent ports of call on its summer sailings make Norwegian Cruise Line a voyage experience where you’ll be excited to check out the island offerings along your route.

NCL is nothing if not innovative in its […]

Caribbean Villa Rentals: Caribbean Classics and New Retreats


Different villa style accommodations make this most exclusive of hideaway options even more alluring to those seeking ultimate privacy and luxury in a Caribbean setting. The available locations and choice in the villa market have continued to expand even in a turbulent global economy, with longtime favorites finding new fans and […]

5 Great St. Martin/Maarten Activities

Wherever you decide to base yourself on either side of St. Martin/Maarten, you can plan a visit that allows you to either relax or be active without going far, or you can take off to experience other sides that offer something completely different. It’s an easily traveled island internally, so you may want to consider […]

St. Maarten’s Small to Large Hotel Diversity

The Dutch side of St. Maarten truly has something for every traveler’s interest in terms of where to stay – from the faster-paced and more inclusive resorts with on-site casinos and plenty of on-site active and water sport options to the beachfront smaller inns that still offer lots of style and access to nearby shopping, […]

Kayaking Around the Caribbean

There you are, way out on the middle of a crystal blue watered cove with just the occasional glimmer of fish racing under you, or on a busy lagoon with yachts nearby but a diverse underwater and mangrove life below and beside you — that’s just a little of what the simple pleasure of kayaking […]