Guide to St. Martin Nightlife

by brookenovak

Despite it being one of the smaller Caribbean islands, St. Martin/St. Marteen experiences a thriving nightlife. The cruise ship docking on the island insure a constant flow of tourists, who are all anxious to explore this beautiful Caribbean island with a part creole, part French, part Dutch culture. St. Martin is well known for its bargain duty-free shops, but once these are closed tourists have no alternative but to try one the local restaurants, hit the dance floor for a crazy Caribbean party or try their luck in a casino. In the eventuality that you fancy a night escapade in this exotic location, here’s a brief guide to St. Martin nightlife:

Parting in St. Martin

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St. Martin nightclubs and bars are meant to satisfy all age categories and musical tastes. Like in most touristic destinations around the globe, you can start your night early with a drink at some friendly bar (most of them serve delicious food, as well). Such locations are Lee’s Deep Sea Fishing and Roadside Grill, Cheri’s Café or the Sunset Bar and Grill. For a more sophisticated atmosphere, try the Soprano’s Piano Bar or one of the glamorous lounges like Ocean Lounge, Le Village or 3 Palms Resto-Lounge.
You’ll probably feel like dancing after a glass or two but it’s really not a problem finding the perfect place to exercise your moves: Mambo Dance Club, Q-Club or La Chapelle have frequent DJ parties, while Tito Salsa and La Bodeguita del Medio are irremediably Latino.

Gambling in St. Martin

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If you fancy gambling in St. Martin you should know that all the 13 casinos (in this case, 13 seems to be the lucky number) are located in the Dutch side of the islands – which is known as St. Marteen. Philipsburs and Simpson Bay are the two places to look for casinos, who bear names like Atlantis Casino, Jump Up Casino, Rouge et Noir or Hollywood Casino.

Eating out in St. Martin

French restaurants are something you certainly won’t lack in St.Martin: just try one of the middle priced Oualichi and La Cigale or go all the way up with the luxurious Rare and Le Santal. Caribbean food is represented by the exclusive Temptation or the more affordable Claude Mini-Club. There are plenty of other options available, from sunset dinner cruises to beachside terraces and even to the off the beaten path, locally frequented establishments serving seafood or creole dishes.

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