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Meet St. Martin: The Island Destination with Delights for Everyone

Posted On: May 9, 2017

Every island in the Caribbean is beautiful and unique with their boundless, powder-blue skies and calming waters. But you have not experienced true sophistication, magic, or passion on an island until you visit St. Martin. Everything about it, even it’s location, adds to its enchantment. 

Many people refer to St. Martin as the crossroads of the Caribbean since it is nestled right at the mythical line separating the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It’s more precisely located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, approximately 150 miles southeast of Puerto Rico (roughly a 3-hour plane ride away from New York City and Miami). Its modern name was created by Christopher Columbus who came ashore there in 1493 on the holy day of St. Martin of Tours. France, England, Holland and Spain fought over the island for 150 years until it was eventually divided between Holland and France. Pretty amazing to be the smallest piece of land in the world shared by two nations!

As a result of all the European influence, St. Martin exudes culture and energy and is pumping with activities. The possibilities of team-building activities and self-discovery are endless. Your group can take a deep-sea dive and explore coral caves or sail away on a catamaran through turquoise waters. On dry land, travel rewards participants can walk through picturesque, historic villages or bike through mountain peaks to take in St. Martin’s enchanting surroundings.

On St. Martin, groups can explore without limitations and savor every moment while falling in love with life all over again. It’s hard to put together a list of the top 10 attractions and activities on St. Martin because they seem amazing and endless, but check them out:

#10 Pic du Paradis: Stand on the top of a mountain peak at 1,492 feet, for breathtaking views of St. Martin and the surrounding islands of Anguilla, Saba and St. Eustatius.

#9 Front Street: Whether you want to shop, check out the Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit and get Star Wars love, or some incredible local art, this is the place to go. 

#8 Loterie Farm: Take a hike, bike, or be at one with nature in 150 acres of forest and farmland. Groups can even zip line through it if they’re feeling adventurous.

#7 The Butterfly Farm: Walk through a tropical rainforest, watch caterpillars become butterflies and experience them flutter all around you.

#6 Fort Louis: Go back in time and check out St. Martin’s largest historical monument while getting incredible panoramic views of the island.

#5 St. Maarten Zoological Park: Discover local species in the largest zoo in the Caribbean.

#4 Prickly Pear Cay: Want a bonding and team-building activity? Sail to Prickly Pear Cay and learn how to be a sailor.

#3 SNUBA Sint Maarten: Dive and travel through an underwater sea world without having to be certified!

#2 Casino Royale: Whether you want to play or check out a glamorous show or walk through glitzy, ostentatious décor, Royale is the place to see.

#1 Beach it: There are 37 beaches on St. Martin. Your team can enjoy their splendor by taking a relaxing walk or jet skiing or paddling around. Each beach is distinct and stunning.

Docherty Incentives & Meetings’ employees make every effort to travel to every destination and stay at every hotel they provide for their incentive recipients to ensure everything is carefully vetted. We want your program to be a truly one-of-a-kind experience and St. Martin can be exactly the place where your team can be rewarded for their commitment to your business. Call or email Docherty Incentives & Meetings to work with us and plan your next meeting or incentive trip on the luxurious island of St. Martin.