13 days in St. Maarten-St. Martin, The Valley & Grand Cul-de-Sac Itinerary

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Fly to Princess Juliana International Airport, Drive to Cul de Sac
Cul de Sac, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 3 nights
Drive to St. Martin, Ferry to Anguilla, Drive to The Valley
The Valley, Anguilla
— 2 nights
Taxi to Anguilla, Ferry to St. Martin, Foot to Marigot, Saint Martin, Ferry to Saint-Barthélemy, Drive to Grand Cul-de-Sac
Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Barthelemy
— 1 night
Drive to Saint-Barthélemy, Ferry to Simpson Bay
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 6 nights


Cul de Sac, St. Maarten-St. Martin — 3 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Little Bay Beach and Johnny’s Scooter and ATV Rental.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cul de Sac tour itinerary builder tool.

Atlanta, USA to Cul de Sac is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: high temperatures in Cul de Sac hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to The Valley.
Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips

The Valley, Anguilla — 2 nights

The Valley is the capital of Anguilla, one of its fourteen districts, and the main "town" on the island., it had a population of 1,067.HistoryHistorical landmarksThe Valley has few examples of colonial architecture due to the relocation of Anguilla's administration to St. On the 26th (Wed), stroll through Meads Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Crocus Bay Beach and then stroll through Shoal Bay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our The Valley trip tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cul de Sac to The Valley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and taxi; or fly. In October in The Valley, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Cul-de-Sac.
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Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Barthelemy — 1 night

Le Select has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Anse de Grande Saline and then get a taste of local nightlife at Le Select.

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Getting from The Valley to Grand Cul-de-Sac by combination of taxi, ferry, and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, shuttle, and flight. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Simpson Bay.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife
Side Trip
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Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin — 6 nights

Simpson Bay offers luxury resort living and good access to the main areas of the island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Loterie Farm as well as Orient Bay Beach. Visit Maho Beach and Kim Sha Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Mullet Bay Beach and Great Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Peak and make a trip to Frontstreet.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Simpson Bay online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Grand Cul-de-Sac to Simpson Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Simpson Bay are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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St. Maarten-St. Martin travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
A trip to St. Maarten-St. Martin allows you to discover two separate colonies occupying one small island of just 95 sq km (37 sq mi). Divided between France and the Netherlands, this tiny spit of land in the Caribbean treats visitors to a surprisingly diverse blend of native and European cultures. A tour of St. Maarten-St. Martin reveals a landscape of both urban and untamed areas, with sandy beaches and pristine rainforests often appearing as extensions of one another. The French north of the island offers a string of outstanding restaurants and lively beaches popular with a young party-loving crowd. The Dutch southern section lures visitors with its dynamic bar scene and casinos.

Anguilla travel guide

Nature & Parks · Islands · Swim with Dolphins
A peaceful set of islands with a pristine, bespoke tourism infrastructure, Anguilla offers a restful vacation for beach-lovers, honeymooners, and diving enthusiasts. A scattering of historic attractions in Anguilla stand as testament to the native and colonial histories of the set of paradisal islands, but the focus here lies much more on coastlines rather than timelines. The beaches of Anguilla remain relatively untouched, allowing the scenery to speak for itself. However, this is no back-to-basics place, with whatever tourist developments there are being made to luxury standards, and priced accordingly.

St. Barthelemy travel guide

Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Shopping
St. Barts
The volcanic island of St. Barthelemy has become a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous. It doesn't take a large leap of the imagination to see why, with the towering mountainous backdrop, green hills, and waters protected by a coral reef. The beaches offer ample room for lazing under the sun, while the calm waters offer rich marine environments, easily accessible on dives or snorkeling trips. A St. Barthelemy vacation can work to a budget more modest than a millionaire's too, with good deal available during off season.