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

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

Visiting Kim Sha Beach and Johnny’s Scooter and ATV Rental will get you outdoors.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cul de Sac vacation planner.

Atlanta, USA to Cul de Sac is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, Cul de Sac is a bit warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for The Valley.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Barthelemy — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Anse de Grande Saline.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Cul-de-Sac holiday website.

You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and car from The Valley to Grand Cul-de-Sac in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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, Saint Martin Surf Club and Orient Bay Beach. Visit Maho Beach and Mullet Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Great Bay Beach and Paradise Peak. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Topper's Rhum Distillery Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Bay Beach, and make a trip to Frontstreet.

To find out how to plan a trip to Simpson Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Grand Cul-de-Sac to Simpson Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to 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
Side Trips

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.