The Caribbean offers some of the best vacation spots closer to the East coast.
One of our favorite islands is SXM (St. Maarten), offering fun in the sun and amazing beaches. To enhance our time there we stay at the truly idyllic SXM resort setting.
Truly Idyllic SXM resort setting?
More importantly, when you hone in on your SXM vacay spot, you want to make sure there are things that set it apart from all others.
After all, that is the ‘thing’ you are going to talk about long after you left.
What you will find at this truly idyllic SXM resort setting is that it blows all other resorts away because it is both sprawling and secluded.
In fact, it is an unexpected resort find in so many ways.
What sets this SXM Setting Apart?
Here we are looking out of our room at Philipsburg and Big Bay where the cruise ships arrive.
You are on a semi-private, secluded peninsula, that is surrounded by both the Big Bay and the Little Bay.
That unto itself will entertain your eyes, with clear, sparkling waters, white sandy beaches.
You’ll be staying on the Dutch side and Philipsburg is a stone’s throw away!
Here you will be able to enjoy both Big Bay and Little Bay depending on where you are at the resort.
Plus, the beautiful beach has something special you may not know but will now!
Beyond the truly idyllic SXM resort setting
Now that you have seen the setting, let’s move on to other reasons beyond the SXM resort setting that will also entice you to stay here!
Beach service matters. After spending time on the East coast in NJ this summer, I couldn’t crave a return trip to SXM more. There was Zero beach service and NO alcohol allowed on the beach!
However, there is beach service with a smile at this epic, idyllic SMX resort. Look at the truly idyllic SXM resort backdrop. You can’t match this! Amazing.
Order food, drinks and enjoy the chair service for those staying at the resort.
Wet or Dry?
For those that want time in the water in the Caribbean, it’s literally spilling onto you all over the Little Bay area.
But if you prefer time around a pool, there are 3 at this sprawling, idyllic SXM resort.
Choose from a pool with a waterfall and swim-up bar.
Or a bar that shows off the mountainside views and serene Little Bay, where you can eat and drink and lounge poolside.
Of course, there is the fabulous infinity pool that absolutely completes the idyllic serene setting.
Shhh! A Secret about the truly Idyllic SXM resort setting
Anyone that has cruised on into port and taken part in the snorkeling and diving trip has paid a pretty penny to do such.
But, do you know that you are about to visit this truly idyllic SXM resort setting?
That’s right, the ‘hot spot’ if you will for both diving and snorkeling is right here at the base of the Fort above!
You’ll experience everything from a toilet to a helicopter below! Yes, we tested it out and LOVED it.
Rather than use the cruise ship offers, book your own private driver on the island and spend a few hours diving and snorkeling!
The vendor for water sports is right on the Divi Little Bay beach property so you can email ahead and arrange this.
Rent A Car To Visit more of SXM
While you will love your time at this St. Maarten resort (on the Dutch side) I would be remiss if I did not recommend getting off the property to see what else the island of Saint Maarten offers.
Plus, there are fabulous views of Marigot Bay (from the top of Fort Louis), which you just must-see.
Prefer To Smell A Bit of France?
You’ll want to experience perfume-making on the island. Definitely for those that want to create a signature scent and spend a little time doing something so different and fun (and followed by French Champagne!)
Tijon can be shopped in or you can go there to make perfume and either experience will allow you to smell sweet!
Your Truly Idyllic SXM experience awaits
When you start dreaming of your next getaway, consider St. Maarten.
Whether you want to enjoy a beach experience or just need a relaxing, non-eventful vacation, St. Maarten has that.
SXM offers 30+ beaches, basic to luxury resorts, so something for every budget! Dana XO