Finding the best honeymoon hotels for the perfect romantic getaway can leave newlyweds overwhelmed with many options to choose from. However, within the north-eastern Caribbean Sea lies the beautiful and dually owned island of St. Martin. Saint Martin is an ideal honeymoon destination that includes romantic sunsets on the beach, rich culinary experiences infused with different cultures, and a selection of diverse activities for couples looking to create memories.
St. Martin offers an array of luxury hotels on both the French and Dutch sides of the island that allow guests to enjoy their romantic getaway in comfort and style. Time spent exploring and experiencing the island’s culture will no doubt inspire couples to memorialize their honeymoon stay by purchasing locally made Dutch porcelain, guavaberry products, and exquisite French wines to take home. The best honeymoon hotels in St. Martin are listed below.
- Belmond La Samana
- Bleu Emeraude Hotel
- The Morgan Resort & Spa
- Grand Case Beach Club
- Hotel La Plantation
- Sol e Luna Hotel
- Esmeralda Resort
- Private Luxury Villas at Coral Beach Club
Table of Contents
- 1. Belmond La Samanna
- 2. Bleu Emeraude Hotel
- 3. The Morgan Resort & Spa
- 4. Grand Case Beach Club
- 5. Hotel La Plantation
- 6. Sol e Luna Hotel
- 7. Esmeralda Resort
- 8. Private Luxury Villas at Coral Beach Club
- Which is the best region in St. Martin for a honeymoon?
- What are the general facilities that can be found in honeymoon hotels in St. Martin?
- What is the cost of going to St. Martin for a honeymoon?
- Why should St. Maarten be preferred for a honeymoon?
- What are the most romantic things to do in St. Martin?
- What is the best month to visit honeymoon hotels in St. Martin?
1. Belmond La Samanna
La Samanna is a resort from Belmond that is located on the French side of St. Martin. This luxury resort offers top-class customer service with a friendly, attentive, and multilingual staff who speak English, French, German, Spanish, and at least four other languages. For couples on their honeymoon who make the request, the hotel can organize a bottle of champagne and a delicious meal on arrival.
La Samanna was originally opened in 1973 and has undergone many renovation improvements over the years to maintain the quality 5-star status that it boasts to date. Situated on 55 acres of beachfront along the sandy shores of Baie Longue, this Caribbean oasis offers guests easy access to a private beach and boat cruises to explore nearby islands. La Samanna is located in the secure upscale residential area of Les Terres Basses and is only about a 15-minute drive from Princess Juliana International airport.
Belmond La Samanna gives couples an intimate atmosphere with ocean view room options, featuring romantic private infinity and plunge pools to watch the sunset. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and a private terrace from which guests can unwind as they enjoy some of Saint Martin’s local French wine or the hotel’s gourmet meals.
Couples can enjoy a true culinary experience at the resort’s elegant L’Oursin or Baie Longue Bar which offers pool-side dining and a spectacular view of Baie Long Beach. In order to work off the incredible meals, Belmond La Samanna also offers a wellness center that offers fitness facilities and a spa to relax and spend quality time together. In addition to an outdoor pool with a sun terrace, Belmond La Samanna offers a variety of water activities including diving and water skiing on the beach as well as sailing trips to neighboring islands.
La Samanna Belmond resort provides an airport shuttle service at an additional cost. Alternatively, guests can opt for a taxi which costs $20 to $35 (€17 to €30). Couples can easily make their way across the border to this resort. For an average cost of $1195 (€1050) per night, they will get to experience a memorable honeymoon.
People who visited La Samanna gave positive reviews about the good customer service. Visitors highlighted how they appreciated the warm welcome they received and the friendly disposition of all the staff they interacted with. Guests also described the food as “amazing”, and the rooms were clean to their satisfaction.
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2. Bleu Emeraude Hotel
The Bleu Emeraude Hotel lives up to its name with each apartment unit overlooking the breath-taking blue waters of Grand Case Beach. The Bleu Emeraude Hotel has 11 luxury studios and apartments, each unit comes with air conditioning, and is equipped with a full kitchen and a private terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea and white sands of Grand Case Beach.
The Bleu Emeraude Hotel offers a hearty continental breakfast that can be enjoyed in the common eating area on the beach or in the room. This resort creates the ideal cozy environment for couples looking to stay indoors by offering a self-sustained stay with satellite tv, free Wi-Fi, a washing machine, and a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave. Visitors can stock up on needed essentials in the nearby town of Grand Case.
The Bleu Emeraude Hotel offers a library corner for guests to enjoy reading a good book on the beach or in the comfort of their rooms. For those looking to spend their time outdoors on the beach, the little hotel shop offers sunscreen products as well as cosmetics and souvenirs. There is also a wine cellar available at the hotel which offers a selection of local wines, liquors, and other refreshments.
Within a 5-minute walking distance from Bleu Emeraude are 2 French restaurants, and about a 15 min walk from the property are more choices of bars and restaurants to pick from and enjoy local dishes infused with Caribbean flavor. The nearby town of Grand Case which is only about 15 min walk away from the property, offers shopping and many different sightseeing experiences.
Bleu Emeraude also provides helpful concierge service, the front desk is open 7 days a week (limited hours). The hotel is happy to arrange car rentals or boat trips to islands nearby. Excursions can be organized and for couples seeking fun water activities the hotel provides snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, and kayaks to use on the beach for an additional charge. For those who want a more relaxing beach experience, the property provides guests with chairs and umbrellas and they can opt to have wine or another beverage from the wine cellar delivered to them as they enjoy the beach view.
The Bleu Emeraude Hotel provides great customer service with staff who speak English, French, and Spanish among other languages. This luxury property is a 7 min drive from Grand Case Airport and a 28 min drive from Princess Juliana International Airport and is in close proximity to various nearby attractions. For an average price of $450 (€398) per night, this accommodation has much to offer for honeymooners in both leisure and adventure. Some of the reviews about The Bleu Emeraude Hotel are listed below.
Reviews given on Bleu Emeraude Hotel revealed that guests were pleased with how spacious, modern, and clean the rooms were. Couples appreciated the quiet, peaceful sunny days they experienced and the ease of access to the beach. Guests who engaged in water activities were also pleased to capture beautiful sights of sea turtles underwater with their GoPro cameras.
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3. The Morgan Resort & Spa
The Morgan Resort & Spa is a newly built modern boutique resort hotel in Simpson Bay, on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Officially opened mid-2021, this resort exudes luxury and class featuring 124 rooms and suites. Honeymooners will appreciate arriving to a refreshing bottle of wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries to start off their romantic stay.
Holding a 4-star rating, The Morgan Resort & Spa features elegant rooms with spa-inspired bathrooms, iHome docking stations, and 55-inch flat-screen TVs. The outdoor ambiance is no less captivating with an infinity-edge pool and a rooftop deck that gives an incredible 360 view of the airplane landings at Princess Juliana International Airport right next to the famous Maho Beach.
The Morgan Resort & Spa allows couples to enjoy some activity with their state-of-the-art fitness center that provides aerobic and yoga classes. They provide a 24-hour front desk service, and their friendly staff give excellent service with their ability to communicate in English, Dutch, French, and Spanish.
Couples seeking a thrilling honeymoon experience will enjoy the upbeat pace of the Dutch side of St. Maarten when staying at the Morgan Resort & Spa. Not only will visitors enjoy fine dining and flavorful cuisine at the featured restaurant “SALT”, but they can also enjoy a lively lounge bar or poolside bar.
The Morgan Resort & Spa is located near more restaurants that couples can discover and attractions that will offer them an inexpensive shopping experience with duty-free shopping. The Morgan Resort & Spa is a 2-minute walk to Maho beach and a short drive away from experiencing other beaches where couples can enjoy scuba diving or snorkeling.
The Morgan Resort & Spa is also a 25-minute drive from the island’s Dutch capital, Philipsburg. This bustling town will allow honeymooners to purchase locally made souvenirs such as Dutch porcelain as a memento of their special occasion and as they explore more restaurants this will take them on an even more rewarding culinary journey.
The Morgan Resort & Spa is just a 6-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport and provides a free airport shuttle. This lush resort situated on Simpson Bay is an incredibly lively honeymoon destination that can be experienced at an average nightly rate of $199 (€176).
The Morgan Resort & Spa has positive reviews given by people who appreciated the quality service they received right from the chief operating officer of the hotel who made sure to walk around the resort and introduce himself to guests, to the friendly staff members throughout the property who were both helpful and polite. Visitors enjoyed staying within walking distance to the beach and restaurant.
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4. Grand Case Beach Club
Grand Case Beach Club is situated on the French side of St Martin and has 71 rooms overlooking a garden or ocean view. Honeymooners are given a romantic welcome with a bottle of wine and fresh flowers in their rooms. The spacious modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, and air conditioning.
Grand Case Beach Club is a 3-star resort that reopened in November 2021. The resort underwent improvements such as improved Wi-Fi, the addition of 43-inch TVs, and the inclusion of locally produced artwork by artist Sir Roland Richardson in every room.
Grand Case Beach Club offers guests two unique private beachfronts, Petite Plage and Grand Case Beach that allow guests to enjoy a fun swim, paddleboard, explore the underwater world with snorkeling or simply lay back and relax on the provided lounge chairs. Alternatively, guests can opt to swim in the hotel’s breath-taking rooftop swimming pool overlooking the mesmerizing blue Caribbean waters.
The Grand Case Beach Club has an open-air restaurant called “Sunset Cafe” that provides guests with daily free breakfast with fresh fruit and delicious French pastries. Room service can allow couples to enjoy their French cuisine from the comfort of their rooms. Couples also have access to a sun terrace, on-site gift shop, tennis court, hotel spa and gym.
There is a multilingual concierge available at Grand Case Beach Club that can assist with booking day trips to other neighboring islands, beaches, or attractions that offer activities such as hiking, ziplining, jet skiing, horseback riding, shopping at the Marigot Market 10km (6 miles) and more for couples looking to explore more of St. Martin. If guests want to be more independent and rent a car, the concierge can assist with that too.
An all-inclusive honeymoon can be experienced at the Grand Case Beach Club for an average price of about $400 (€350) per night. At approximately 30 minutes from Princess Juliana International Airport and within walking distance from a wide selection of shops and restaurants. Grand Case Beach Club is an ideal destination for all honeymooners seeking an unforgettable romantic getaway.
Couples who stayed at Grand Case Beach Club described the resort as “perfectly located” due to its proximity to two stunning beaches and several restaurants close by. Reviewers also described the atmosphere on the beach as peaceful with beautiful sunset views. Guests were impressed by the service and dinners of the on-site restaurant Sunset Cafe.
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5. Hotel La Plantation
Hotel La Plantation is an elegantly furnished tranquil property situated in the beautiful Orient Bay on the French side of St. Martin. A five-minute walk from the famous Orient Bay Beach this 4-star hotel creates a picturesque environment for couples on honeymoon. Couples can expect the romantic atmosphere of candle-lit dinners under the stars by the open-air restaurant. The spacious, air-conditioned apartments come with coffee/tea makers, equipped kitchenettes, and a mini refrigerator.
The serene Hotel La Plantation offers guests a daily continental breakfast and with 3 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges (including a poolside bar) on-site, visitors have a variety of different cuisines to choose from such as French, Caribbean, seafood, and more. In addition to the on-site restaurants, guests can be given “privilege” cards which conveniently allow them to eat meals at some other local restaurants and have the charges billed to their room.
Hotel La Plantation has two swimming pools to choose from and with a library on-site, guests can enjoy a relaxing book read poolside or along the beach on sun loungers under a sun umbrella. For couples looking to venture to nearby attractions, the hotel staff at the designated tour desk who can communicate in English, Spanish, and French can provide information on local attractions and transport options available.
With relaxation being the aim for most couples on honeymoon, they can surely appreciate the spa services at Hotel La Plantations’s wellness center where they will enjoy massages while taking in some tropical refreshments made from the island’s fresh fruits.
Whether it’s a romantic candle-lit dinner by the poolside or a calm stroll on the beach, for an average price of about $295 (€260) per night couples can enjoy a calm and quiet getaway at Hotel La Plantation. Hotel La Plantation is about a 7-minute drive from Grand Case Airport and a 25-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport. Visitors can make use of the hotel’s airport shuttle service for an additional fee or they can opt to use a taxi for $25 to $30 (€17 to €30).
Hotel La Plantation has great reviews on their breakfast meals that guests have enjoyed on the beach while on complimentary beach chairs provided by the resort. Reviewers expressed appreciation for the spacious, clean, and well-equipped rooms as well as the peaceful and beautiful surroundings of the location.Check atBooking
6. Sol e Luna Hotel
The Sol e Luna Hotel is located in the Orient Bay area about 1.4km (0.8miles) away from the white sands and beautiful turquoise waters of the Orient Beach. This modest accommodation is ideal for couples who intend on spending much of their time outdoors exploring the island and just need a comfortable place for the night to unwind from the day.
The rooms at Sol e Luna are equipped with kitchenware, a fridge, a microwave, and a hairdryer. Guests can feel comfortable and safe in their air-conditioned rooms with smoke detectors installed. Free Wi-Fi is available and with an on-site restaurant, terrace, swimming pool, and lounge, visitors will have enough places to relax around the property. For Caribbean, Cajun & Creole, and French dishes, couples can take a 5-minute stroll to the nearby “Le Taitu” restaurant which offers these exotic dishes.
Located 3 km (1.8 miles) from Sol e Luna is the Grand Case city center where honeymooners can enjoy a shopping excursion in the area. The hotel also provides a shuttle service to its private beach on Grand Case Bay while there is also the option to explore other nearby beaches where guests can enjoy activities like parasailing, kayaking, kite surfing, jet skiing, and much more.
Sol e Luna Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Grand Case airport and couples will have to arrange their own transportation from the airport. The resort goes for an average price of $300 (€265) per night. For the explorative couples looking to spend their time discovering the island, this hotel will provide visitors with a nice and cozy stay.
Couples who have stayed at Sol e Luna Hotel described it as a “beautiful intimate hotel”. In their reviews guests expressed that they enjoyed the private feel of the resort and the genuinely friendly staff who showed great hospitality.Check atBooking
7. Esmeralda Resort
Hôtel Esmeralda Resort opened its doors in 1990. This 4-star vintage-inspired accommodation offers a tropical honeymoon experience with 65 rooms spread among 17 elegant villas. Guests can enjoy an intimate stay with each villa having its own private entrance, terrace and jacuzzi jetted plunge pool. For a comfortable stay, each accommodation comes with kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers, and free Wi-Fi.
Esmeralda hotel has two restaurants on-site, L’astrolabe which offers delicious French breakfast and dinner poolside; and Coco Beach situated along the beach. Coco beach hosts a cocktail hour where couples can indulge in some of the island’s fine French wines and exotic liquors while taking in the breath-taking view of the Caribbean’s clear blue waters.
Located in a friendly neighborhood, Esmeralda resort is ideal for taking romantic walks around the property and along the beach. With access to Orient Bay beach, adventurous couples can enjoy some fun watersports such as scuba diving, surfing, water skiing, snorkeling, and much more. Lounge chairs and a few cabanas are also available at the beach for a more relaxed beach visit.
Hôtel Esmeralda has a 24/7 front desk that can arrange for an airport shuttle, help guests with car hire, provide room service and housekeeping services. Languages spoken by the staff are English, French, Italian and Spanish. The multilingual staff can adapt to the needs of the guest and assist with booking different tours, grocery shopping services, and commercial services.
With access to more attractions nearby that can further enrich a honeymoon stay, Esmeralda hotel is a great choice for couples. Located 10 minutes from Grand Case airport and 26 minutes from Princess Juliana airport, this resort goes for an average price of $310 (€270) per night.
Those who’ve stayed at Hôtel Esmeralda commented on the quiet, relaxing environment of the resort. A common positive highlight among reviewers was the delicious food and drinks available at both Astrolabe and Coco Beach restaurants. Guests also expressed appreciation for the incredibly friendly staff who were very accommodating.
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8. Private Luxury Villas at Coral Beach Club
Private Luxury Villas at Coral Beach Club are a dream destination for honeymooners looking for a 5-star luxury retreat. This lush top-class resort set directly on Dawn Beach offers 24 luxury villas with 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms overlooking the gorgeous blue Atlantic Ocean and the nearby island of St. Barths. The resort offers a welcome basket on arrival for those with a reservation of more than 5 days and couples are also welcomed with plush bathrobes that will have them feeling snug and comfortable right away.
Coral Beach Club gives couples a home-like accommodation with a touch of luxury, leaving guests feeling pampered and relaxed. The private luxury villas from Coral Beach Club come with the following features listed below.
- A fully equipped kitchen
- Free high-speed Wi-Fi
- Flat-screen satellite tv
- Double doored refrigerator
- Pre-stocked wine coolers
- King-sized bed covered with premium bedding
- Ensuite bathrooms
- A private terrace
- A private plunge pool
Coral Beach Club offers visitors first-class treatment right from the plane landing with their meet and greet service upon arrival at the airport, and plush bathrobes and gift baskets offered on arrival at the property. The 24/7 front desk and full concierge services can provide a private chef on-demand, daily maid service, in-room massage treatments on request, car rental arrangements, and grocery delivery service among other provisions. The friendly staff are able to communicate in English and Dutch to assist guests.
Coral Beach Club has an on-site restaurant called “Big Fish”. This restaurant has a beautiful chic interior and elegant white furnishings. The menu at Big Fish includes wraps, burgers, and freshly caught fish for seafood lovers. Guests also have access to the infinity pool built on an old coral reef next to the bar/lounge at neighboring Oyster Bay Beach resort or they can opt to make use of the private plunge pool by their villa. Within close proximity are more options of other hotel restaurants to explore and diversify one’s culinary experience.
Leaving their private sanctuary through an open doorway, couples will appreciate being able to walk right onto the white sandy Dawn Beach with complimentary towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas provided by the resort. Active couples looking to stay in shape can make full use of the fitness center at Coral Beach Club or they can venture out into the ocean for some exciting water sports.
Coral Beach Club is well-positioned between the Dutch Sint Maarten capital, Philipsburg, a 10-minute drive south where they can explore their shopping options; and the famous Orient Beach, a 15-minute drive north. For an average price of $702 (€620) per night, this self-contained accommodation is a 30-minute drive for honeymooners as they land at Princess Juliana International Airport and an even shorter 20-minute drive from Grand Case airport. For a surcharge, couples can request a round trip airport shuttle, or they can opt to use a taxi service.
Coral Beach Club has reviewers raving about the “VIP treatment” they received during their stay. Guests enjoyed staying in a quiet, private townhouse section with resort staff only one call away and security guarding the property 24/7. Visitors appreciated having provision of most basics such as condiments, coffee, washing powder, and dishwasher tabs in their rooms.Check atBooking
Which is the best region in St. Martin for a honeymoon?
The best region for a honeymoon in St. Martin is the French side of the island. When making the comparison between Sint. Maarten (Dutch) and St. Martin (French), couples need to decide between a high-paced active vacation or a tranquil, blissful getaway with extra activity as an option.
The pristine beaches, serene atmosphere, and less crowded French side of St. Martin allow couples to feel relaxed and enjoy a more intimate getaway compared to the bustling touristy Dutch side of Sint Maarten.
Honeymooners can explore the rich cultural Creole, Caribbean, French foods, and markets that will give them a genuine Caribbean island experience. The secluded beaches offer a romantic atmosphere for taking walks and soaking in the views of the white beach sand and turquoise blue Caribbean waters.
With the border not having any physical division, couples can easily take a day trip and cross over to explore the shopping scene and popular attractions of Sint Maarten (Dutch), then return to a peaceful night’s rest at their tranquil resort in Saint Martin (French).
What are the general facilities that can be found in honeymoon hotels in St. Martin?
The general facilities that can be found in honeymoon hotels in St. Martin are listed below.
- 24/7 front desk who speak English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and a few other languages.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Flat-screen satellite tv
- Outdoor/indoor swimming pool
- On-site restaurant with complimentary breakfast
- Fitness and Wellness center/spa
- Poolside/Sun Terrace
- Beach access
Do hotels offer honeymoon packages in St. Martin?
Yes, hotels offer honeymoon packages in St. Martin. Listed below are some honeymoon packages that are offered by the most popular hotels in St Martin.
The Belmond La Samana Resort offers a romantic couples’ deal for an estimated price of $7300 (€6400) for 5-nights which includes the following.
- Access to all resort facilities including tennis courts and non-motorized water sports
- A private beach dinner for two including a bottle of champagne
- A 45-minute couples’ massage
- Complimentary scheduled fitness classes and access to a fitness center
- Breakfast every day for two
- Transportation to and from the airport
The Morgan Resort & Spa has a 2-night romance package costing a total of $979 (€860). This package includes the following.
- A 2-night stay in a luxurious penthouse suite with an ocean view
- Complimentary turndown service
- A bottle of chilled prosecco on arrival
- Chocolate dipped strawberries
- Daily breakfast in SALT Restaurant
- A private cabana reserved for one day of choice
Grand Case Beach Club has a unique membership that can provide guests with specials and discounted prices on different activities. Sign-up is free and the membership allows the following.
- A Caribbean card that unlocks a wide variety of discounts in restaurants, activities, shopping, and much more all around the island.
- The option to upgrade when possible
- Special attention and recognition on arrival and throughout the duration of their stay
- Free early check-in and late departure flexibility when available
Additionally, there is a 5th night free special where couples can book for this special, and for an estimated price of $400 (€350) a night, the 5th night is free.
What are the all-inclusive honeymoon packages available at hotels in St. Martin?
The all-inclusive packages available at hotels in St. Martin offer couples a one-time payment for a variety of food and activity options. The food, drinks, massages, candle-lit dinners, complimentary wines, and other available amenities can all be included in one package for two people depending on the hotel choice.
Couples can enjoy access to free services provided by some all-inclusive resorts like airport shuttles or private shuttles that will transport them to the resort’s private beach. The provision of complimentary beach chairs and towels can allow couples to enjoy an expense-free intimate beach visit.
What is the cost of going to St. Martin for a honeymoon?
The cost of going to St. Martin for a honeymoon trip can be placed in the following categories listed below.
- A honeymoon hotel stay for a night can range from an average of $100 (€88) in a 2-star resort to $500 (€440) in a 5-star resort for two people.
- For the couples looking for a more luxurious intimate stay in a private villa or vacation home, average prices range between $160 to $1000 (€140 to €880) per night.
- Local breakfasts that provide couples with delicious tropical meals to start the day range from $3 to $10 (€2.65 to €8.84) per person.
- Inexpensive restaurant meals that visitors and their partners can enjoy as they venture around the island range from $12 to $20 (€10.60 to €17) per meal.
- Dinner at a local food truck for those who want to experience outdoor Caribbean cuisines with their loved one cost between $12 to $25 (€10.60 to €22) per meal.
- A romantic three-course fine dining for two with a bottle of wine ranges from $100 to $200 (€88 to €177).
- A grocery budget for couples who enjoy making their own meals together can range from $300 to $500 (€265 to €440) for a week.
Cost of activities:
- 30 minutes jet ski rental for fun-loving couples costs at least $60 (€53).
- A romantic day cruise around the island can cost up to $140 (€123).
- Honeymooners can enjoy zip-lining while taking in the scenic island view at a cost of $100 (€88).
- Guests can enjoy snorkeling with their spouse while on a half-day boat tour for at least $100 (€88).
- For some quality time at the beach, there are many free beaches in Saint Martin, however, some extra charges may include $15 (€13) for a beach chair with a parasol, $3 (€2.65) for a refreshing local beer, or $6 (€5.30) for a fresh juice.
- There is the option to take a local bus for honeymooners who want to immerse themselves in the everyday life of St. Martin at a cost of $1 to $2/ €0.88 to €1.77 (running from 5 am to midnight daily).
- Car rental for couples who want to take full charge of their movements around the island goes for an average price of $104 (€91) a day (including fuel costs).
- Taxi service for visitors and their mates who need a quick and reliable way to get around the island range from $8 to $35 (€7 to €30).
Duty-free shopping will allow couples to save between 15 and 50 percent on items like cosmetics, jewelry, clothing, alcohol, and electronics. Husbands and wives who enjoy shopping can budget between $100-$200 (€88-€177) per day for souvenirs and local goods such as the popular guavaberry products.
Why should St. Maarten be preferred for a honeymoon?
St. Maarten should be preferred for a honeymoon because it offers at least two vacations in one. A Dutch and French experience with a mix of Caribbean, other European, and international cultures.
The serene French side of Saint Martin offers breath-taking scenery of the blue sea and opportunities to explore the ocean life with activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing to mention a few.
The animated Dutch side of Sint Maarten has many popular tourist attractions and a duty-free shopping experience that will give couples the freedom to enjoy purchasing some local souvenirs, guavaberry products, and much more to take a piece of the island with them when they return home.
What are the most romantic things to do in St. Martin?
The island of St. Maarten is full of incredible things to do. Many couples from all over the world choose to travel to St. Maarten because of the amount romantic activities available to do on the island. The most romantic things to do in St. Martin are listed below.
- Hike Fort Louis: Couples can hike up Fort Louis and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of Marigot town and spot the boats in the harbor.
- Sunrise gazing at Dawn Beach: As early as 6 am couples can delight in watching the white sands and clear blue water catch the first rays of light of the rising sun. This is a vision straight out of a romance movie scene that honeymooners will get to live out in reality.
- Loterie farm on Pic Paradis: This allows visitors to explore the highest point of French St. Martin’s chain of hills and enjoy the spectacular view overlooking the island and its rainforest. Adventure-loving couples will also enjoy zipline activity or a tasty meal by the poolside lounge.
- Photographing the famous Maho beach: Viewed in 360 view from the rooftop terrace of Morgan Resort & Spa is the popular sight of planes landing so close to the beach onlookers feel they can almost reach out and touch them. Couples can add this thrilling experience to their list of memorable and romantic moments on the island.
- Visiting the Butterfly Farm: This scenic location can add color to the honeymoon with different species of butterflies to see and learn about.
- Sailing the Atlantic waters: Some honeymoon resorts can arrange for a sailing tour to neighboring islands like Anguilla and St. Barths.
- St. Martin resort spas: Guests can wind down with their significant other and enjoy a relaxing massage for two at hotels that provide spa services.
What is the best month to visit honeymoon hotels in St. Martin?
The best month to visit honeymoon hotels in St. Martin is in May. The best and worst times to visit St. Maarten are determined by the weather and peak times. May is a low peak season so couples can enjoy an intimate less crowded honeymoon when they visit popular attraction sights. In Saint Martin, the hurricane season runs from late May to November. Visiting Saint Martin before this time will allow couples to enjoy better weather conditions.