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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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Recent Reviews

Fantastic stay at Belle Fontaine

5 of 5
Belle Fontaine has been the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. The spacious house has been superb for our big family, including my parent's in-laws aged 80 as well as our grandchildren, 3 and 7 years old. The view is amazing, and we have enjoyed the swimming pool, the ping pong table as well as our meals at the outside dining place. we ordered chef service at the villa by Jerome Flores. His food was delicious! Jenny is great, we deeply appreciate her good work, help and friendliness. A minor suggestion would be a better (bigger) coffee machine and a higher amount of large coffee cups, we Norwegians love coffee. :) Our stay at the villa will be remembered for a long, long time! Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

5 days in Terres Basses

5 of 5
We were 2 families - 3 children each aged from 11 to 18. The accommodations were perfect. The Master suite was very comfortable - stunning bathroom, our guests got to have the private cottage below with their own living area. The secret Pagoda down by the water was an exciting find, and all our group enjoyed having cocktails down there. Look for the lights, took us a day to find them - stair lights up at the top of the stairs and the pagoda lights as you enter the pagoda, on the right pillar. We never once sat in the living room, our favorite gathering spot was the semicircle seating with the views. Kitchen was great, although we used it very little. We made breakfast the first morning, and then discovered the amazing patisserie, just down the road, opposite Mezza Luna. The Villa is huge and so private, views are amazing, only one thing I would wish was that the pool was heated - it was just never warm enough that we wanted to go in, that was a shame. But otherwise amazing!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 05, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017