St Martin

Two Unique Atmospheres

French. Dutch. Dazzling.

Fancy sailing an island with a split ‘personality’? Saint Martin is 60% French (St-Martin) and 40% Dutch (Sint Maarten). And the two halves really are distinct. For shopping or resort action, head to the Dutch south. The French north cradles restaurants and bars among its forests and beaches. This 95sq km Leeward paradise has a varied, challenging coastline. You’ll be glad you chartered a Y.CO luxury yacht in Saint Martin.

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Reasons to visit Saint Martin

Bird Sanctuaries, Diving and Distinguished Dining

Saint Martin’s top attractions are mainly natural and you’ll need your Y.CO charter to access the best of them. Nearby islands shelter colonies of Lesser Antillean bullfinches and crested hummingbirds. Off the Dutch capital, Phillipsburg, lies the wreck of the Proselyte. Sunk in 1801, it’s home to rays, sharks and other species. Philipsburg has some decent food, but those in the know head to St-Martin for the best creole restaurants. Reasons to visit Saint Martin? We’ve got three.

The ‘French Quarter’s’ Islands

Saint Martin’s islands and marine reserves cluster on the French side. Île Tintamarre shelters green-throated caribs (hummingbirds) and migratory brown noddies. Îlet Pinel’s delightful beaches and snorkelling are difficult to access. But your Y.CO charter makes mooring and exploring easy. In the centre of superyacht-friendly Simpson Bay is Grand Îlet. Forested, uninhabited, with an old fort and church to explore, it beckons you to drop anchor for undisturbed adventure.

Saint Martin Watersports

Hankering to really put your seabob through its paces? The calm northeastern bays of Anse Marcel and Grand Case are ideal. Just anchor your Y.CO yacht somewhere sandy and start your engines. Diving and snorkelling more your speed? Over 55 wreck and reef-diving sites offer the chance to swim with manta rays and sea turtles. Craving adrenaline? Have the crew bring up the kite-surfing gear, jet-skis and paddleboards for a fun afternoon in flat and fabulous Nettle Bay.

Grand Case Restaurants

Heard of Saint Martin’s reputation for great food? It’s no myth, and Grand Case is the perfect place to prove it. Look for popular ‘lolos’ (roadside restaurants) for the best local fare. The best – literally called Lolos – is a collection of kitchens and BBQs where ribs, lobster and crab are grilled to smoky perfection. Le Pressoir is more upmarket, offering unique French-tropical dishes such as seared scallops in jalapeño jus.