There’s an endless array of things to do after-dark with Saint Martin’s nightlife.
Known for its vibrant and diverse nightlife, this 37-square-mile isle floats in a sparkling sapphire sea with beaches galore, stunning scenery and plenty of airy island charm. Once the sun sets over the horizon the island’s infinite offering of casinos, bars and clubs come to life with an exotic French, Dutch and Caribbean twist.
Nicknamed ‘the friendly island’ St Martin / Sint Maarten boasts two names and two nations that exist in perfect harmony. This island is known as a party hotspot of the Caribbean offering
The French Side:
Saint Martin is the north half of the island where you’ll find nudist beaches, great shopping, casual beach BBQ’s and excellent French and Indian Caribbean cuisine. There are some stunning views over the French town of Marigot, its working harbour and vistas over Anguilla from the lofty ruins of Louis Fort. Although not the home of nightlife on the island, it can provide beach bars and restaurants to relax at during the evening hours.
Orient Beach is a popular tourist destination on the french side of the island. Hotels line the beach (L’Hoste, Cap Caraibes, Alamanda & Caribbean Princess) providing bars within them as well as surrounding restaurants / bars including the highly-rated The Sun Beach Clubber and Aloha.
The Dutch Side:
Sint Maarten is known for its exciting nightlife with stunning beaches, guava berry liquors and copious casinos. As the sun goes down, why not wander the cobbled streets of Dutch Phillipsburg with its buzzing bars, gourmet restaurants and lively street parties? Downtown Phillipsburg offers endless entertainment options with numerous clubs and bars, street parties, calypso music and lively cultural festivals. The Paradise Plaza and Diamond Casino located on Front Street in Phillipsburg are excellent for a spot of all night gambling action, or why not tap your heels to top acts at the Axum Jazz Café in the area.
Bars and clubs all over Sint Marteen come in many shapes and sizes from rickety rum shacks to classy beach clubs. The Simpson Bay area in the south hosts plenty of beachside barbeques with local music, folk dancing and cocktails on offer.
Sunset Bar and Grill is one of St Martin’s most popular beach bars located next to the runway at Princess Juliana International Airport. Ranked as one of the world’s best airport beach bars this venue offers top-notch entertainment at all hours during the day and night. Crab races are a crowd favourite, as well as live music featuring Caribbean and local artists. The bar hosts regular special events that prove popular with locals and visitors alike including salsa dancing, ladies night and competition games. This busy beach bar provides a romantic waterfront restaurant with an excellent menu and the Caribbean Sea just a few feet away.