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Make a self catering villas or holiday rental in Terres Basses, St Maarten your home away from home

The lovely Caribbean island of Saint Maarten is divided between Dutch and French rule with two different currencies, languages and even an international telephone system between the two neighbours. However it provides two delightfully different cultures with the very best of French cuisine and boutiques and charming Dutch architecture on the southern side.

Things to Do in Terres Basses, St Maarten

The community of Terres Basses is on the western side of St Maarten at the end of Simpson Bay lagoon. It is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and watersports in the clear warm waters. Surfers enjoy the strong surf at the two-mile Long Beach while Plum Bay is a more secluded local beach with no amenities. Baie Rouge, the third beach near Terres Basses holiday rentals offers views across to Anguilla. Snorkeling and diving are popular along with sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and other watersports. Fishing charters and boat trips are a great way to see dolphins and other marine life. St Maarten has several golf courses including the challenging Mullet Bay Golf Course.

Places to Visit Around Terres Basses, St Maarten

For days out, head to the French town of Marigot, which has delightful duty-free shopping in boutiques and designer jewellers and a good selection of French bakeries and cafés. Philipsburg is best visited when the cruise ships are not in port as narrow Front Street can get very crowded. Once again the main shops sell clothing, perfume and jewellery making for great window shopping. Near the waterfront there is an outdoor market selling local crafts. Visit the local churches and museum in Philipsburg and enjoy a flutter at the casino.

Weather in Terres Basses, St Maarten

Visitors to Terres Basses holiday rentals can enjoy the warm tropical climate that St Maarten enjoys year-round. The island has more rain showers between July and November, peaking in early September. Terres Basses has sunshine all year round with average temperatures between 78-80°F (25-26°C) in winter and 82-84°F (28-29°C) in the summer. There are refreshing sea breezes particularly during the winter months.

Travel to Terres Basses, St Maarten

St Maarten has just one international airport serving Terres Basses holiday rentals. The Princess Juliana International (SXM) Airport is on the south (Dutch) side of the island. It is about 7 miles (11km) from Terres Basses and is easy to reach by taxi or hire car along Airport Road. The airport is served by many international airlines including Delta, Air Canada, Spirit and KLM. The airport runway is parallel to Simpson Bay Beach giving bathers and airplane spotters a somewhat noisy view of each arrival and departure just yards away. A hire car is not essential for enjoying a beach vacation in St Maarten but it is necessary for exploring the more remote villages and secluded beaches.

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We rented Grand Bleu for a week early March with another couple for our 15th wedding anniversary celebration, and it was absolutely fantastic. The view was incredible, excellent service by everyone at Luxury Retreats as well as our lovely housekeeper Mercier. The layout and bedrooms of the house were perfect. Pools were fantastic. Great music system, kitchen was well equipped, etc, etc, etc! If I'm being super picky I will say that the house needs some love. A fresh coat of paint, the strip lighting in our bathroom was broken, some broken floor tiles, etc. Just regular wear and tear that could be easily remedied. But overall I'd highly, highly recommend this property!!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Most Relaxing Vacation ever!

5 of 5
The Villa was perfect! The Views spectacular! The best of over five villas we have rented in the last seven years. I have always wanted to rent this villa because of the cliff setting. The breezes and the technology they are using not a person of our 9 person party complained about mosquitos! I might have seen two the whole week. The Villa had so many spots to get away from the crowd, the gym, The Koi pond, the suites and the walking trails. JP was great! It was our first time to rent with a chef and in the end it was about the same as eating out for breakfast lunch and dinner and soooo hassle-free and easy. Stephane did the evening dinners, Donna kept things spotless each morning with bed services, laundry and clean up from the prior evening fun! Julio was perfectly on call with his services. We had a Diabetic whose insulin was out of whack, required a night in the hospital to stabilize. He got done what we needed! Thank you all for a marvelous week!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

We had an excellent and relaxing time at L'Olivier.

5 of 5
Our stay at L'Olivier in St. Martin's was everything we expected plus the Heineken Regatta viewed from our villa terrace as well! We had a wonderful time there with our grown kids and experienced almost all of St. Martin's following the recommendations of our on site manager. The island has much to offer in the way of good shopping, beaches and excellent restaurants which we thoroughly enjoyed. Luxury Retreats made it very easy for us and fulfilled all of our requests. We would be glad to work with them again to find a suitable accommodation for our next villa vacation.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017