Water sports :
Windsurfing, water-skiing, parasailing, and jet skiing are activities that are regularly offered at the more popular beaches and in the inland lagoons. Rental and instruction tend to be fairly inexpensive
St. Maarten is the Caribbean’s leading sailing venues, playing host each year to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and offering plenty of stunning anchorages. Fully equipped marinas welcome visiting boats and rent everything from speedboats to canoes. Day trips can also be arranged for deep-sea fishing or for visits to nearby islands. In March, participants from Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean visit St. Maarten to compete in one of the world’s biggest sailing events – the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. (www.heinekenregatta.com)
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The event has come to symbolize the island’s prominence as a sailing venue, and St. Maarten is one of the few places in the world where the average person can sail on a world-class racing boat.
There are 25 miles of clearly defined footpaths running through the mountains and along the shore, revealing some truly spectacular panoramas.
Tennis 8c Squash :
Tennis remains one of the favorite pastimes in St. Martin, and there are more than 70 courts over the whole island. Most of the major hotels usually have both tennis and squash courts available, as well as fitness centers. Pros are available for instruction. Proper attire required.
French St. Maarten does not have any casinos; however, just a short ride away, are eight casinos on the Dutch side. Most hotels provide round-trip transportation to the casinos. Here’s the scoop on some of the bigger ones. Pelican Resort Club and Hollywood Casino is in Philipsburg,
St. Maarten, and is open 2pm-3am daily. The 7,000 square foot casino features 120 slots and sixteen table games. The property has three restaurants and a hotel with 514 rooms. ( www.pelicanresort.com ) Address: