We look forward to one of the best weeks of the year, as the ‘24 SXM festival approaches with only 2 weeks to go! 

During this annual music festival, people often ask us what to do. Aside from giving you our best boat trip options during this festive season, we would love to also share our favourite pasttime activities.

Here a roadmap on different activities happening in 2024, arranged by the type of day you want to experience!


  • No better way to get ready for the festivities than to spend your time at one (or all of) the SXM festival pre-parties: There are 10 official venues this year where the pre and private parties will take place; stay tuned for ticket sales via the official website www.sxmfestival.com

  • For those who can’t wait for the start of the festival, there will be a beach party with Amémé at Coco Beach, Orient on Sunday 10 March 14:00 – 23:00.


With hangovers undoubtedly around the corner, you may as well prepare yourself for what’s to come, no?! And what better way to spend a hangover than to be taken care of? 

Here are 5 of the best ways to be pampered through the day:

  • Sunset Spa – Simpson Bay Resort – $60 for a day pass which includes the dry and wet sauna. Additional massages and treatments available upon reservation.
    • Contact: +1 721 544 0646 ext. 5211
    • Open every day 9:00 – 18:00

  • Pyratz BOAT day – Though the Pyratz boat days are great as a pre-party day, many also enjoy spending the day on the water to recover whilst being pampered with full service, 4-course lunch onboard, wine pairing, and an open bar with signature cocktails. Take a nap on the bow, or revive with a coastal snorkel, there are so many ways to nurture a hangover! Check out our shared and private charter options here.
    • For Festival goers, we are offering a 10% discount – simply show us your ticket!


  • Yoga Class – Start your Monday off with one of Raul’s wonderfully mindful yoga classes
    • Monday 11 March & Monday 18 March 09:00 – 10:00
    • Simpson Bay Resort
    • more info: +1 (721) 553-1533

  • Workshop & yoga session Energy & Vitality – A 1,5 hrs workshop on how to master your energy to improve health and better relationships, followed by a 75 min yoga class by Stephanie
    • Tuesday 12 March 14:00 – 17:00 ,
    • Joga SXM Cole Bay
    • book via WhatsApp +31 6 14 64 02 59 )

  • Vinyasa 2.0 – For those who want a flow whilst also getting a full body workout, this Vinyasa flow 2-point-ohh class is a perfect way to combine the two.
    • Thursday 14 March 18:00 – 19:15
    • Island Rebel Yoga, Cole Bay
    • Book: +1 (721) 586-3553

  • Reiki Healing & Sound journey with Sasha and Gaëlle who guide you through a 1,5 hour healing journey.
    • Friday 15 March 18:30 – 20:00
    • Joga SXM, Cole Bay
    • Book: +1 (721) 581-7119

  • Sunday Flow & Healing Soundbath – Immerse yourself in a revitalizing 45-minute full-body Vinyasa flow, then unwind with a serene and soothing 30-minute healing Soundbath.
    • Sunday 17 March 10:00 – 11:15
    • Joga SXM, Cole Bay
    • Book: +1 (721) 581-7119

  • Private Yoga & soundbath session – Book a private class with Suzy who will come to your location and bring you a delightful experience with yoga & a soundbath.
    • WhatsApp: +590 690 27-2515


SXM has plenty culture to show for. With deep Caribbean roots as well as many influences from other countries, we have a melting pot of cultural activities. 

These are some of our favorites:

  • Seagrape Tours : This company offers off-the-beaten-track Eco & Cultural Tours around the island, which are a great way to see the natural side of SXM.

  • We Culture – A Caribbean Carnival Museum which shows a journey through the Caribbean history of the vibrant threads used in Carnival couture. The museum guide Gerald has 50 years of experience creating costumes, including designs for celebrities, and shares his story on the art of Carnival.
    • Entree: $40
    • Mon – Sat: 10:00 – 16:00
    • #19 Maho Bay, La Terrasse
    • more info: weculturesxm@gmail.com

  • Naturalis Museum – This is perfect stop for those who want a small dose of culture; located on the way to Orient, this free museum offers a short exploration of an old plantation with lots of information on SXM’s flora and fauna.
    • Free entry – open from Sunrise to sunset every day
    • guided tours available
    • locatioin: Route de Quartier d’Orleans Quartier d’Orleans MF 97150, Quartier D’Orléans, St. Martin
    • more info www.amuseumnaturalis.com


Gastronomy is at the heart of our small little island; if there is one thing we know how to do, it is how to offer a good variety of cuisine! With cuisines from almost all around the world, we are excited to share some of our faves:

  • Gourmet Dinner, La villa Hibiscus – At the top of our list by far is this incredible culinary experience; chef Bastian takes gastronomy to another level with his culinary art. The 5-course gourmet menu is an unforgettable experience, though dining a la carte is also an option.
    • contact +590 690 50 39 54

  • Sunset Gourmet Dinner onboard – Our exclusive 4-course dining experience on Pyratz is of course also a favourite; we offer this option for up to 10 persons, where you experience a unique dining setting with a breathtaking sunset, whilst a chef prepares your meal for you on the boat. This experience includes a captain and hostess with full service, open bar, and wine pairing.

  • Spiga, Grand Case – Though not French nor Caribbean influenced, this restaurant is one of the many incredible restaurants in Grand Case. Spiga is a gem however, as it’s slightly hidden, and so you won’t find it easily unless you know to look for it.
    • Contact +590 6900611082


  • La Villa Hibiscus offers wonderful Sunday brunches as well as a 3-course lunch throughout the week. This restaurant is known for its incredible culinary art.
    • contact +590 690 50 39 54
    • 3-course lunch menu for 49 Euro pp

  • Lulu’s Corner – A cozy breakfast, brunch and lunchspot, suitable for all types of eaters, with several delicious veggie options available.
    • 97 route de cul-de-Sac Saint-Martin Saint Martin, 97150, St. Martin
    • Open every day 8:30 – 14:30, except for Tuesdays closed.


  • Les Mardis de Grand Case – Every Tuesday evening you can enjoy a local artisinal market in the main street of Grand Case from 18:00 – 22:00, and watch a small parade of carnival dancers.

  • Cooking class or a Cocktail class , La Villa Hibiscus – book a class with Chef Bastian or Mixologist Thomas who will show you the art within their specialty. We can’t say enough about this restaurant and boutique hotel, as their food and drinks are top notch.

  • Hikes with Chloé – Chloé will pick you up and take you to one of the island’s hidden hikes, after which she’ll charm you with some local bushtea.
    • WhatsApp: +590 690 48-5876

  • French Cheese tasting, Le Comptoir des Fromages – This is a must-do! Geraud introduces you to some of the best French cheeses which are paired with tasty white and red wines, whilst teaching you fun and interesting facts about French cheeses. You can book multiple options, though we highly recommend the full options which includes 10 different kinds of cheese (and fresh baguette) with 4 wine pairings for $89 per person.
  • Les Amandiers, Marigot
  • hello@lecomptoirdesfromages.fr
  • up to 8 people
  • Contact +590 690 28 26 27