Take a walk on the wild side with an eco adventure on beautiful St. Martin. While many visitors are drawn to the island for its duty free shopping and exciting night life, there is another dimension to this tropical paradise. Warm island breezes, amazing beaches and the greenery of gentle hillsides invite you to experience the natural side of St. Martin with an exciting eco adventure.
Ziplines at Loterie Farm
Whether you are an experienced zip liner or just a beginner, you will find a zip line at your level at Loterie Farm on the Pic Paradis hillside. This memorable eco tourism adventure will have you zipping through the trees among the 1000 species of plants growing on the reserve, including mangoes, bananas, coconuts and papayas. At lunchtime you will be in for a treat at the Hidden Forest Café. Settle into your seat in the tree house atmosphere and prepare to delight in culinary specialties prepared with freshest ingredients gathered from the island of St. Martin. This acclaimed restaurant is known for creative presentation, and every dish is garnished creatively with colorful flowers, fruit and vegetables.
St Maarten Yacht Racing
If you have ever witnessed the famed Heineken Regatta around St. Martin or the Bucket Regatta around St. Barts, you may be inspired to join in and try your hand at yacht racing. Beginners and experienced sailors alike can race around St. Martin in the 12 Metre Challenge aboard the America’s Cup winner Stars and Stripes. Receive personalized instruction beforehand and choose your task aboard ship for the adventure of a lifetime as you compete against other sailing yachts in the regatta. Contact your concierge to test your sailing skills.
Tintamarre Eco Tour
Explore nearby Tintamarre, part of the St. Martin Marine Park that protects the natural beauty of the waters surrounding the island. Take a private sailing boat tour with a skipper for a day trip to Tintamarre, an island jewel where you will find pleasures you never expected. Bring along your snorkeling gear, snacks and plenty of water – there are no restaurants on this deserted island. Ask about the benefits of a mud bath with famous mineral-filled Tintamarre mud and you will probably hear about every benefit from exfoliant properties to an immune system boost. For the more adventurous, there is a Hobie Cat for two with a guide. If you are lucky, you will see a sea turtle, dolphin or even a whale.