From the spectacular views to the picturesque beaches, here are ten reasons why St. Maarten could be your next great vacation.

Cristina Coppin Aug, 09, 2016

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Flying "all the way up" - Welcome to St. Maarten! Off to the resort I go.

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Dip your toes in the soft sand and walk along the shore.

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Life is good when you have your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand.

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Today's aim: Kick back and relax. Anse Marcel beach is the is perfect when you need a little R&R.

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I'm a sucker for a beautiful sunset and this one was definitely picture worthy.

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Just taking it all in and enjoying the island vibes

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The interior decor is so tranquil, it's like entering a spa.

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Gotta love an infinity pool. Pure serenity.

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While staying at the Rui Palace in St. Maarten, I got to appreciate all the lush grounds along with their vibrant little huts .

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Can't resist an island-y photo op with all these palm trees in the background. #selfiequeen

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The island is filled with some really gorgeous flowers. It's nice to take some time out and appreciate Mother Nature's creations.

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St. Maarten is filled with friendly iguanas! You can catch them roaming around in the grass like this guy or even hanging out poolside.

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It's always a good idea to have a little breakfast in bed, after all you're on vacay.

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Indulging in some French cuisine is a must while visiting St. Maarten. Dinner at La Mer was absolutely delicious.

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Enjoying restaurants at resort is always nice, but you have to get off the grounds and enjoy some the local food. Visit one of the "Lolos" in Grand Case - my fave little restaurant was Talk of the Town.

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Rejuvenate yourself with some fresh coconut water! DELISH!

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..."We sip champagne when we thirstayy". Need i say more.

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Rent a yacht from the marina and sail along the Anse Marcel beach with your loved ones.

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Or if you want to be more on the active side, you can spend the afternoon canoeing. Anything that involves being in the water is a win!

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Put your swimsuit on, grab some sunblock, and hit the road. It's time to do some island hopping! Definitely one of the perks about vacationing in the Caribbean.

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Take a quick day trip to Anguilla - its just a quick 30 min boat ride!

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Relax and soak up the sun at Shoal Bay Beach in Anguilla. Enjoy 2 miles of this beautiful pearly white sand. It's also one of the top 10 beaches to visit in the Caribbean, which is a plus!

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By far the clearest and bluest water I've ever seen. What's not to love!

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Take a stroll and enjoy some of the local music. Listening to the island tunes instantly puts you in a "feel good" mood.

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Words to live by on and off the island. #goodvibes

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End the night with a drink and enjoy some live entertainment. These ladies sure know how to move their hips.


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