Oyster Pond St Maarten / St Martin
Oyster Pond borders on the French side on the eastern shores of the island where the wonderful cooling tropical Tradewinds are ever present. In fact there is French Oyster Pond and Dutch Oyster Pond which meld together to provide a wonderful sense of the multicultural essences that the island offers all in one location. The nearest beach for the Oyster Pond are the white sand shores of beautiful Dawn Beach which lies at the foot of the majestic hills. But the famous Orient Bay Beach which is only minutes away by car. Both of these beaches offer long stretches of soft sand to walk along, snorkeling, swimming and dining beachside.
The unique charm of Oyster Pond St Maarten is the pond itself. Filled with sailing yachts, Oyster Pond is a calm inlet from the sea. Sailing Charters, sport fishing, water tours and other water sports are available directly from the docks along the pond. The ferry to St. Barth’s leaves directly from Oyster Pond as well. Enjoy a day away on another island by taking this short ferry ride.
At night, the shimmering masthead lights of the yachts anchored in Oyster Pond transform the bustling daytime seaside area into an area alive with evening charm. You need not leave the Oyster Pond area to find fine dining. Clustered around the pond are a myriad of restaurants. From hand tossed pizza to the finest gourmet cuisine, it is all available in Oyster Pond. Your palate will welcome the freshest of seafood as well as wonderful selections of every other food all adorned with tasty sauces.
Oyster Pond is not only close to the French side but also a short drive to the Dutch Capital of ,Philipsburg where there is wonderful shopping and other restaurants to explore. Being 30 minutes from the airport, visitors to Oyster Pond are never bothered by the noise of the jet engines; the only sounds to be heard in Oyster Pond are the lapping of the surf, the seagulls and the occasional hum of a dinghy as it crosses the pond.
Oyster Pond offers several luxury resorts complete with all the amenities a visitor could want. .. Even a casino is available in one of the hotels. Many of the luxury villas that dot the lush green hillsides are rented out to guests on a short term basis. Visitors to Oyster Pond come because they know it is famous for its serenity, but it does not leave its’ visitors feeling as if they must travel far for anything that they may want to do.