A photo of Jeremy having a few too many Caribs at dinner at Tequila Tex-Mex Cantina in St. Maarten, from our July 2008 trip.
Jeremy having a few too many Caribs at dinner at Tequila Tex-Mex Cantina in St. Maarten, from our July 2008 trip.

About Food and Drinks in St. Maarten and St-Martin

St. Maarten, the Dutch side of the island had many great seafood and grill establishments, with many located in Simpson Bay. St-Martin, the French side of the island, has more restaurants with a heavier French influence.

Food and Drinks in St. Maarten (the Dutch side)

Boathouse Seafood Grill & Restaurant, Simpson Bay

I don’t remember too much about the Boathouse Seafood Grill & Restaurant, except the little boat out front where we had our picture taken. It could’ve been “one of those nights” when I had a few too many Caribs.

Cheri’s Cafe, Maho

We stumbled upon Cheri’s Cafe on our way back from a day at Mullett Bay Beach and went back after our dinner at La Gondola restaurant, staying late into the night. Read more about Cheri’s Cafe…

Daleo’s Snack, Mullett Bay Beach

Daleo’s Snack served up tasty food directly on Mullett Bay Beach. It was nice to be able to step out of the water and get an excellent grouper sandwich without leaving the beach.

Lee’s Restaurant, Simpson Bay

A photo of the Lee's Restaurant sign in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten, from our July 2008 trip.

Lee’s Restaurant is known for it’s fresh seafood, often brought in from the day’s charter fishing trips, as well as for it’s fresh lobster. Located directly on Simpson Bay, customers dining here can pull up the lobster basket from the bottom of the bay and choose which one they would like on their dinner plate.

Pineapple Pete’s, Simpson Bay

Pineapple Pete’s was a fun bar and grill type restaurant located directly on Simpson Bay.

Sunset Beach Bar, Maho Beach

Sunset Beach Bar was an excellent spot to watch the jets landing over Maho Beach and to do some great people watching. Read more about Sunset Beach Bar…

Tequila Tex-Mex Cantina, Simpson Bay

We were in the mood for Mexican food on our first night in St. Maarten, and happened to drive by this restaurant on our way from the airport to our condo.


Food and Drinks in St-Martin (the French Side)

La Gondola, Cupecoy Beach

This Italian restaurant was an excellent place to have a slightly more formal dinner than your average beach bar and grill.

Tiki Hut, Orient Beach (Nude side)

This little tiki bar was interesting, not so much due to the two-for-one happy hour that we happened upon, but because everyone visiting the bar was naked. Nestled on the clothing-optional side of Orient Beach, this bar is a great place to naked-people watch. We kept our clothes on during our visit and did not sit on any of the chairs.