When you are on Sint Maarten, there are a lot of Nightclubs.
Most of them are in Simpson Bay area. You also have a club in Philipsburg. I think it is the only club on the Boardwalk. Whent there and had a great time. It' s called Oualichi Club and you can hear the music all over the Boardwalk, so it isn't hard to find. They played all sorts af music and the prices are lower than in Simpson Bay. We didn't have to pay any entrance fee.
Dress Code: No dresscode.
Where other bars lose their way - Sharkeys understands. It's all about the alcohol! Sharkeys is so close to the cruise ships they are in danger of being hot by an anchor. If you want to fuel up before you cast off - this is it! Music is low key, they have a full bar, reasonable prices, cold beer is cold sand the staff are quick. There is no better bar in the world before getting on cruise ship that I know of. Because you can walk on board in less than 3 minutes from your bar stool you can have drinks at a much cheaper price than your boat. And no forced gratuity either. You can also buy t-shirts. Don't expect much on food, but that's not what Sharkey's is about!
They say you cannot take alcohol on board that you have purchased off the ship.
Sharkeys will prove them wrong everytime.
I love the Sunset Beach Bar. Where else can you find great drinks, a live bar and lots of dancing all in one place. That and the beach washing up at the shoreline or the gentle breeze blowing through your hair as it is open air. I recommend it for the entertainment and ambiance, friendly bartenders and lovely dancers. It's in an excellent location close to the airport and Sonesta Maho Beach resort.
Dress Code: Come as you are...
If there is one major venue on St. Maarten that is definitely a must see and must do, that would be Bliss.
Bliss is one of the major dance venues on the island that showcases world-class DJs from all over the world. I couldn't decide whether to fit this in the "Nightclub" category or "Restaurant" as Bliss also has a gorgeous restaurant, with stunning beachside views, and boasts "The best sushi on the island."
We dined at Bliss one night but took over their dancefloors every other night.
Bliss is owned by a gentleman named Sandy Asher, who came to the island as a tourist, and felt the island was "missing something." Along with his co-owner and General Manager, Brian Kelly, they come up with the idea of creating a "roofless"nightclub. They figured that enjoying the Caribbean air is why people flock to the island, so why not include that in the nightlife as well.
They definitely seemed to help the island gain the recognition it truly deserves bringing major international club venues to St. Maarten.
The music varies from night to night---everything from Hip Hop, House, Old School, Salsa, and Top 40.
They're definitely serious about their music and bring a different vibe from their neighboring night venue, Sunset Bar and Grill .....where on any given night you can walk into a bikini contest and Topless Women Drink for Free!
If that's not your scene, go to BLISS!
Dress Code: Anything goes-----Casual, comfortable clothes.
Okay Casinos are not my thing, but if you want something to do in the evening, check out which ones have a free buffet and on which night. They often have parties or special nights like Antillean night with a free buffet at 11pm at Atlantis casino.
Club One in Marigot and the salsa club next to it.
Cherry´s Bar and the club on the corner and the casino next to it are favourite spots for going out. At Cherry´s Bar dining is delicious and always live music. (Just behind the airport)
The Green House in Phillipsburg.
Especially the two for one nights ! Buy two drinks and pay for one ! These nights are always crowded.
Dress Code: Just wear nice clothes for going out. Nothing special. What you like.
St. Maarten has a lot of casino´s. You can take a bet, or just walk around and watch or go see a show. Its fun even without money to spend !
The nicest one is the casino at Port the Plaisance at Simpson Bay and the casino next to Cherry´s.
Dress Code: No sneakers, just dress nice not over the top.
I completely forgot the name of this bar/restaurant but it was right at the beach, great view of the sunset and a nice band playing. The mushy lovesongs weren't all that great, but once they started playing reggae it suddenly sounded a lot better!
Dress Code: from beachwear to casual
If you like a little dice or card action, St. Maarten has 9 casinos open everyday of the week. Two can been found snuggled between the jewelry shops on Front Street! Check out the Coliseum Casino which has 3 floors designed in the style of ancient Rome and offers a full aray of casino games.
The largest casino on the island is the "Casino Royale" located at the Maho Beach Hotel.
Who knows, maybe you'll win enough to pay for your trip, but remember the odds are always in favor of the house!!
Dress Code: Casual but no beachwear, please.
Pasha Nightclub, Saint-Martin, French Antilles
Well, I'm from Chicago and a lover of dance and House music. I went to a club called 'Pasha' which is on the French side of the island and it's also a restaurant. The music at this club was outstanding and I had the most amazing time dancing and watching all the different people getting their grooves on.
Photo of Collin (my dearest friend in the world) and me.
Dress Code: Be trendy, atleast I am, to avoid any problems. St- Martin seems to have loosened their dress code a lot since the early 90's.