St Maarten in December: Why it’s such a popular destination during the holidays


Are you thinking of vacationing in St. Maarten this holiday and wondering what this breathe-taking
Island has to offer? Aside from the ridiculous discounts hotels offer during this season, the year round
80 degrees weather, there are a number of activities for both singles and families. Below is a list of a few of the activities you can enjoy with your family during this period.

Coci Street Fair on C.A. Cannegieter Street

Shop till you drop with your family and friends on the 15 th at the street fair on Cannegieter Street. All
sorts of local and handmade goods will be on display for those in interested in buying last minute
Christmas gifts or souvenirs to take home. Not interested in shopping, that’s fine as there will be lots of
food and live entertainment. This is a great way to experience the local culture with your family.
The annual Steel Pan Concert “Sticks and Tones”

Enjoy a musical Christmas concert with your family the day after Christmas. This year would be the 27 th
time this concert has been held and is very popular with vacationers. It is also quite affordable as the
price for advanced booking is $15 for kids and $20 for adults. Show up at the gate without a ticket and
you will be required to pay only $10 extra. This is a great activity for the entire family to enjoy and a nice
way to spend time together.

Nightclub and bar crawl

Have a local guide take you and your friends on 5 hour bar and nightclub crawl. There are a lot of bars
and clubs in St. Maarten, as such this is the best way to learn which ones are actually the best and what
better the way is there to find out then to ask a local. Moreover, it is also a good way to ensure you are
safe and going to reputable establishments. As a result, you can dance the night away without feeling
stressed or being overly guarded. You can also try the Christmas bar crawl, the only difference between
the two is how you dress. Dress up in either your best Santa suit or a simple party outfit with a
Christmas red hat would work just fine.

Sailing and boat tours

Enjoy boat tours from experienced tour guides and learn where all the best snorkeling spots are. Go
snorkeling and watch the amazing marine life that resides around the island. Rent a boat and enjoy a
barbecue with friends while basking in the beautiful weather or better yet go sailing or kayaking with
friends. There is a healthy number of companies who offer any of the services mentioned above, hence
you would have no shortage of options.

History of Trace Wilson and sky view of St Maarten

Learn about the history of Trace Wilson who was born into slavery and her decent at the restored
plantation house. At this museum, the traditions and customs of the plantation in the 1700s are
depicted. From here, you can embark on a number of activities; the sky explorer takes people to the top
Sentry Hill, the highest elevation in St. Maarten. From here you will get a breath-taking 360-degree
view of the entire island. Coming down is even more fun, from here you can zip line down the side of the
mountain for thrill-packed descent.

Party on New Year’s Eve at Philipsburg’s boardwalk!!!

what to do in st maarten for christmasEvery year the biggest party of the year happens right here. The number of people that turn up to ring in
the year is surprising, hence use a taxi and avoid driving as you most likely wouldn’t find a parking spot.
Either that or arrive really early to find one, but why do that when you probably wouldn’t in the
condition to drive by the end of the night. Aside from this, most hotels also host New Year parties of
their own. Whether you opt for the big rave or a smaller gathering, you are definitely going to have a
blast and this a great time to be vacationing in St. Maarten.

st maarten in decemberSt. Maarten has a bustling nighttime for singles and lots of families packed activities during the month of
December, this is why it is a popular destination during this period. Ring in your new year in a bikini
instead of layers and layers of sweaters!

Do you know any other things to do in SXM during the December month? Do you have any question or recommendations? You are very welcomed to leave a comment below 🙂 

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