Plotting out a trip to the Caribbean this winter? You ought to give St. Martin a try, as its family friendly attractions will make your trip a fun and relaxing one.
Here’s what you can expect in the way of wholesome excitement on this French/Dutch isle…
1) Hit the beach
You came here as a family to escape the soul-crushing winter back home, so don’t waste time once you lay down your bags inside one of the luxury family vacation rentals in St. Martin that you reserved months before – grab your bathing suit and towel and head straight for the beach.
Mullet Bay is a pure white sand beach with powder blue water, and with consistent but gentle surf and a soft base that forgives mistakes, it is a great place for the kids to take up surfing.
If you have children that love airplanes and/or the excitement of watching them land, Maho Beach is a great spot to go for an afternoon – just stay well clear of the flight path unlike less bright individuals, who open themselves up to the possibility of severe injury from the engine thrust of landing jets.
2) Get in touch with nature at Loterie Farm
Occupying 135 acres on top of Pic Paradis, Loterie Farm is an excellent place to get to know the flora and fauna that call St. Martin home.
Hike through their tropical rain forest with knowledgeable guides, introduce your kids to the thrill of zip lining or a ropes course, and while they are being guided through these activities, kick back with a cocktail at the Tree Lounge.
3) Check out the butterfly garden
Not exactly looking like a beach day when you roll back the curtains on one of the days during your vacation?
A solid option is to go to St. Martin’s butterfly garden, which is one of the best family friendly attractions in St. Martin.
Not only contains plenty of the world’s most graceful insect, but it also has an atmospheric cafe where you can chill out with a coffee while your kids chase this garden’s beautiful inhabitants around…
4) Explore parts of St. Martin’s coast in a kayak
Yearning to do something active with your kids, especially if they are older/teens, and are able to handle something relatively strenuous?
Set out along the coast of St. Martin in kayaks with certified outdoor guides, and they will take you through life-filled mangroves and over amazing reefs on your way to picturesque Pinel Island, which lies just offshore.
Many secret coves, bays and islets await you, so don’t be shy – book the activity and enjoy the bonding opportunities that will come with this experience!