Island Activities & Links

From Scuba Diving to Parasailing, the blue Caribbean waters are waiting.  But that's just the start...

From Scuba Diving to Parasailing, the blue Caribbean waters are waiting.  But that's just the start...

St. Maarten is a unique island in that it can offer every type of activity you could wish for.  From island tours, to sports, to relaxing on the beach, here are some of our recommendations for things to do while you're here.  This information, and more, is included in a booklet in the Villa which will be pointed out to you upon arrival.  Many guests have added to this list, so please feel free to try things on and off this list, recommending as you would see fit.


Find what you're looking for on St. Maarten.  Just a few of our recommendations are below (click for external websites), and a quick glance through the Guest Book and Activities Folder will give you more than enough choice.

12 Metre Challenge Yacht Racing, Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg

SNUBA Diving at the Caribbean Dive College, Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg

Tropical Wave at Le Gallion Beach

Captain Alan's Day Boat Trips and Snorkelling

Meditation, Yoga and Reiki with Petrus Smitt

The Butterfly Farm

St.  Maarten Zoo

Lotterie Farm - offering Hikes, 'Fly Zone', Restaurant and Bar.


If we can't tempt you with your own private chef, take a look at some of out restaurant recommendations.

Aloha Restaurant & Beach Bar Orient Beach - Located on Orient Beach, the Aloha Bar serves incredible cocktails and beautiful food.  Run by Natalie, this French bar and restaurant comes highly recommended.

Mr. Busby’s & Daniel’s By The Sea - Across the rocks on Dawn Beach, an active Beach Bar by day and a Romantic Beachside restaurant by night, it is accessible by foot or by car.

Big Fish - With a new location, friendly staff and an incredible chef, this restaurant in Oyster Pond is a gem to have so close by.  Specialising in but not limited to Fish, this restaurant is one of the best on the island and a personal favourite to the owner or Villa Oyster Pearl.

Mama's Pizza - Just across the border on the French side, this pizzeria can offer take away, delivery or on-site terrace dining with excellent island pizza.

Que uest (Key West) - A restaurant popular with the locals, it is located inside Captain Oliver's Marina through the security barriers at the entrance and towards the right.  Here you may park before walking down some steps.  The restaurant overlooks the marina and provides spectacular views at day and night.

La Oasis (formerly La Frigate) - Popular with locals and tourists alike, you can find this restaurant on the right as you Leave Oyster Pond on the French side.

The Dinghy Dock - Located in Captain Oliver's Marina, this bar is always popular with locals and sailors (and other unsavoury types!).  Usually busy with a friendly atmosphere and customers usually of mixed nationalities, people come here to have a bite to eat and a 'local' experience.  Highly recommended by the team at Villa Oyster Pearl.  appy hour 5 - 7 pm.

Grande Case - For more restaurants, feel free to visit Grande Cas, the culinary capital of the Caribbean.  Here, the restaurants are always of exceptional quality and they are not too far if driving from the Villa is not an issue.  Three that come recommended are Calmos Cafe with Salsa and Reggae on Thursday and Sunday nights respectively, Le Cottage for it's cosy and intimate atmosphere, and Oceans 82 for spectacular views of Anguilla.  Note that in high season bookings may be required.