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St. Maarten-St. Martin
Get the experience of visiting two island colonies in the same 37 square miles. Saint Maarten/Saint Martin's spicy marriage of Caribbean, French and Dutch cultures matches its physical diversity: the island is both urban and untamed, with rain forest-like landscapes, white beaches, and amazing caves and wildlife.

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Mullet Bay
Mullet Bay(Sint Maarten)
Attraction type: Beaches; Bodies of Water
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Maho Beach
Maho Beach(Maho)
Located at the end of Maho Bay and also very close to the airport where airplanes fly right above the beach.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Pinel Island
Pinel Island(Saint-Martin)
Topless optional
Attraction type: Islands; Beaches
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Orient Bay Beach
Orient Bay Beach(Orient Bay)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit(Philipsburg)
Owner description: The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, nestled amongst Front Street's duty free jewelry stores, is possibly the most surprising enterprise in the Caribbean. Who would expect to find Darth... more Owner description: The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, nestled amongst Front Street's duty free jewelry stores, is possibly the most surprising enterprise in the Caribbean. Who would expect to find Darth Vader, Pinhead from HELLRAISER and Riddley Scott's ALIEN in St Maarten? But this unprecedented showcase has that and a whole lot more. There are displays that span six decades of movie making, relics from THE TERMINATOR, MEN IN BLACK and even THE MALTISE FALCAN. There's also an incredible collection of lifecasts, the actual faces of Hollywood stars, From Bogart & Brando, though Sean Connery & Jack Nicholson to Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolle. The collection is extended to include famous historical figures too… the actual faces of Abraham Lincoln, (cast 3 months before his assassination), Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, (cast in. 1778 and 1783 respectively by french sculptor Jean Antoine Houden), and death masks of both Oliver Cromwell, (1658) and Vladimir Lenin (1924). The Exhibit is the brainchild of Hollywood creature effects wizard Nick Maley, known as "that Yoda Guy" for his contribution to the creation of Yoda for the STAR WARS sagas. If you don't know who Nick is, just google his name. He made over 50 movies, including SUPERMAN, HIGHLANDER, KRULL & LIFEFORCE, worked with Hollywood legends like Sean Connery, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford, (you will see them all in the exhibit), was featured in CINEMAX and HBO specials, won a place in THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS and was nominated for an EMMY. Nick shares his professional perspective on the making of famous movies via DVD and, if you are lucky enough to find him there, he will dedicate purchases from the Yoda Guy Shop and do photos with customers. The Shop sells signed movie memorabilia, posters, antique STAR WARS comics, behind the scene photos and storyboards… unique autographed slices of STAR WARS history that become a legacy to pass on through the family. There's also Nick's celebrated Caribbean artwork, (exhibited in galleries in 18 countries and toured the world with UNESCO. Nick and his wife Gloria have created the Yoda Guy Movie Museum Foundation, a not for profit group to oversee the Exhibit's development. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to support the museum and visit a STAR WARS celebrity. It is recommended on all major cruise lines as a MUST SEE for art and movie fans. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Bistrot Caraibes
Bistrot Caraibes
Ranked #1 of 64 Restaurants in Grand Case
Price: $15 - $70
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Villa Restaurant
La Villa Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 64 Restaurants in Grand Case
Cuisines: French, Seafood, European
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Little Jerusalem
Little Jerusalem
Ranked #1 of 106 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Cafe Atlantico
Cafe Atlantico
Ranked #2 of 106 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Cuisines: French, Cafe, European
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
L'Auberge Gourmande
L'Auberge Gourmande
Ranked #3 of 64 Restaurants in Grand Case
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Le Petit Hotel
4.5 of 5
Le Petit Hotel
$265 - $525
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
The Azure Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Azure Hotel
$96 - $256
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
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Princess Heights Hotel
3.5 of 5
Princess Heights Hotel
$133 - $371
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Oyster Pond
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Belmond La Samanna
5.0 of 5
Belmond La Samanna
$510 - $1,600
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Terres Basses
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Sonesta Ocean Point Resort
5.0 of 5
Sonesta Ocean Point Resort
$390 - $685
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Maho
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Bleu Emeraude
Bleu Emeraude
$229 - $520
Ranked #1 of 8 Grand Case B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Riu Palace St Martin
4.5 of 5
Hotel Riu Palace St Martin
$300 - $685 (€267 - €610)
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Anse Marcel
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Mercure Saint-Martin Marina & Spa
4.0 of 5
Mercure Saint-Martin Marina & Spa
$140 - $300
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Baie Nettle
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Hotel L'Esplanade
4.0 of 5
Hotel L'Esplanade
$245 - $495
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case

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