This year you have decided to ditch the dozen sweaters and embrace the bikini life for the holidays, but you are wondering if this is a good time to visit St Maarten. Are there activities you and your family can enjoy during this season? Yes, there is no need to worry about a lack of activities during this holiday period. In fact, because of the hefty seasonal discounts offered by lots of hotels, St Maarten is a hot spot during this period. So if you haven’t booked a hotel or made any restaurant/activity reservations, you should immediately start as every year there is a mass migration of like-minded individuals from around the world. Below is a list of activities for kids, parents and singles to enjoy.
Maison du Pere Noel / Christmas House
Every year the Christmas house, Maison du Pere Noel puts on a spectacular display of lights and holiday decorations. These decorations are not taken down until after the first week of January. This is a nice place to visit, especially if you have young kids with you as they would definitely enjoy working through the amazing Christmas displays. After viewing the display, you and your family can then enjoy the refreshments offered while you listen to the lovely Christmas Carols.
The Christmas festival of lights (Floats and lights parade) in Grand Case
The week before Christmas, there is an amazing Christmas lights parade that happens every year at Grand Case. Listen to popular bands as you watch the floats and lights go by with your family. This is a great way to end the day after spending the entire morning luxuriating in the balmy fresh air of the island’s beaches. There is absolutely no need for you to be weighed down in layers of cloth in order for you to enjoy a lovely Christmas show.
Party it out with a Local guide at your side
For those singles who are in town to have a good time, hire a guide to show you the best nightlife locations in town. There are a lot of tour agencies offering Christmas Bar/Nightclub crawls to groups/individuals. Dress up in your sexiest Christmas outfit and party at the best nightclubs/bars on the island. This is the best option for young singles partying alone as our local guide will only take you to the most reputable bars/nightclubs in town. This way you can meet new people and dance the night away without worrying about your safety.
Made your own Perfume
How often do you find places that actually teach both adults and kids (8 and up) how to create their own perfumes. Though this is not a typical Christmas activity, hey you are already here so why not. This is a unique way for you and family to spend time together and have fun. Moreover, your kids would have something cool to brag about when they go back to school (the creation of their own scents). After you have settled on a combination of scent oils, you then name your perfume (cologne for boys) and bottle it up to take home. On your way out, you offered a second sample of a fragrance you like, moisturizers and a lot of other items to enjoy.
There are lots of activities to enjoy in St Maarten during this time of the year, however you are going to have to start making reservations now if you want to enjoy all of what this beautiful island has to offer. If you plan to ring in the New Year here, be sure to attend the New Year’s bash at the Phillipsburg’s boardwalk!