Philipsburg Beach, St. Maarten: Island Lime Videos

Philipsburg, St. Maarten was my home away from home during my sail aboard Island Windjammers tall ship Sagitta. The town is the major port-of-call for cruise ships on the island, so tourists shops and restaurants abound, but there’s plenty of places to find a quiet spot to take in the harbor’s true beauty as well.

Capturing that quiet beauty was the goal of the Island Lime Video. I woke early in the morning to capture the beach and boardwalk before cruise ship passengers embarked on their hunt for duty-free jewelry and smooth rum. Locals and hotel guests were jogging in the warm morning air, a small group of kids were jumping off a distant pier, and the sun had just broke above the mountains surrounding Philipsburg–Caribbean bliss found and captured for you in this Island Lime Video.

Philipsburg Beach, St. Maarten: Island Lime Video

Make sure you put the video in HD mode to really see the crisp beauty of the waves falling on to the sand.

Here are a few other photo shot on the beach and around Philipsburg.

Philipsburg St. Maarten

Philipsburg St. Maarten

Philipsburg St. Maarten

Philipsburg St. Maarten

Philipsburg St. Maarten

Philipsburg St. Maarten

Philipsburg St. Maarten

Philipsburg St. Maarten

I’d like to thank the Holland House for hosting my stay in Philipsburg, their hotel puts guests right in the middle of the action and they have a fantastic lounge area next to the boardwalk to relax and people watch.

Have you been to Philipsburg? Give us some tips activities and best places to eat!


By |2016-12-31T11:58:19+00:00August 11th, 2014|Island Lime Videos, St. Martin/Maarten|5 Comments

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Just a salty pirate looking to explore and document the wonders of the Caribbean. Professional blogger, rum judge, consultant, marketer, and consumer of blue water beauty.


  1. Kim Aubin August 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

    My family love it in St Maarten..We stayed at the Sonesta Great Bay in Jan 2013 and we got married on the beach at the hotel. Jan 22 2013 ..We use to walk to Philipsburg every morning and night >> we love it there..I hope to go back there someday to celebrate our Anniversary !!

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    RumShopRyan August 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks fantastic Kim! Sounds like you have some great memories there!

  3. Daniel Jean-Baptiste August 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

    What a beautiful island, looks so clean and well kept. I would like to plan my next trip to a few of the islands;


  4. Alyssa B October 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I was born and raised on St. Maarten and moved to Canada in September of 2013 for school. I always love reading blog posts that talk about the beauty of St. Maarten because it reminds me just how blessed I am to be able to say Im from there! The way you talked about the boardwalk and all the action that you saw, I was really able to picture it in my head. This made me miss home so much more! Thank you for doing such a great job of capturing the beauty of the boardwalk and Philipsburg!
    As for some great places to eat in Philipsburg, I’ve got a few recommendations!
    Barefoot Cafe on the boardwalk is a must! Good vibes, good staff, and good food! There’s also this other little place on Old Street called “Au Petit Cafe”. They have the best sandwiches, and amazing smoothies too!!


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