Annual Marina Events
Carnival on the Bay: Experience Carnival in December with The Yacht Club at Isle de Sol. Since the Carnival is celebrated at the end of our season, we want to welcome you back to St. Maarten with the heritage of Carnival. From the colorful costumes to the authentic music of the island, we bring the celebration to you!
St. Maarten/St. Martin has many festivals and events throughout the year!
Well known as being the biggest tourist activities on the French Side of the island, The Grande Case Tuesdays Harmony Nights is not to be missed.The main street of Grande Case becomes pedestrian from 6pm to 10pm. It will come alive with the largest traditional market on the island, but also a variety of street entertainment, musical bands, local arts and craft exhibitions and carnival dancers. Not less than 60 exhibition booths, 40 restaurants, 20 shops, a dozen local artists involved in performance every Tuesday evening for a minimum period of three months.
The Heineken Regatta
is the oldest and the most famous regatta that has gathered every year for more than thirty years, during three days in March. Several hundred sailors on all categories of sailing vessels, from the lightest â€śHobby Catâ€ť to the most impressive â€śmaxiâ€ť participate. Sometimes, a few old sailing ships add a nostalgic touch. Since its origin, the biggest names in sailing have come to race many unknown competitors on the Heineken Regatta, to share in the pleasure of fighting against the wind and the waves, as well as to maintain the high level and quality of sailing days. Perfectly organized, this high caliber event is rightly rattled â€śSerious Fun." There is an unusual dimension added to the race which extends well past the surface of the water and the sporting aspect, as each evening, the crews and public gather to enjoy unforgettable concerts offering a variety of music.
The SXM Festival
brings DJs and electronic music talent from all over the world to entertain festival goers for an entire week. This festival takes place in different venues and offers a chance to come together and dance in a communal atmosphere.
APRIL / MAY
Celebrate one of St.Maartenâ€™s most anticipated celebration of vibrate costumes, local cuisine and local music. St. Maarten Carnival takes place every year during late April/Early May! Itâ€™s a spectacular event that you wonâ€™t want to miss.
Experience Patrimony Day. Each year, the third weekend of September is devoted to culture and to people wishing to discover historical monuments often closed to the public.
Several excursions are organized for the public all over the island.
Concordia Cup is a friendly annual competition in Mullet Bay between golfers on the French side and their friend on the Dutch side.
Enjoy St. Maarten's Day Celebration. The island was discovered on this day by Christopher Columbus in 1493. It will be filled with official ceremonies and traditional entertainment such as music, cultural heritage and gastronomy.
It is also French Quarter Village Celebration Day.
Even if you are not a certified diver, you can experience the next best thing. You are tethered to an air tank and able to dive and explore underwater adventures.
Built in 1967 in Marigot, you can see the island's largest historical monument.
The Butterfly Farm
Experience thousands of butterflies circling all around you as you walk through colorful gardens. You can also learn about the life cycle of this magnificent creatures.
Topper's Rhum Distillery
Visit the home of the "World's Best Tasting Rhum" handmade in St Maarten. A tour guide will show you around the 6000 square foot distillery teaching about rum making process.