Best areas to invest in St-Martin / St-Marteen for a successful real estate purchase
A GUIDE TO BUYING PROPERTY IN ST MARTIN & ST MARTEEN
Welcome to our guide to buying property on this island
Here you can find out all about the real estate market, including the best places to buy and property prices.
To find out about the buying process, read our guide to buying property in St Maarten / St Martin.
Let's begin with the French Saint-Martin :
OVERVIEW – ORIENT BAY REAL ESTATE
Orient Bay lies on the eastern coast of the French side of St Martin.
The area is a popular residential area and Orient Bay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in St Martin.
Its wide, white sands are popular with visitors to the island and its turquoise waters are ideal for all manner of water sports from windsurfing to paragliding, as well as incredible snorkeling.
With a wide selection of restaurants and boutiques there are plenty of options for dining and shopping and Orient Bay real estate has emerged as a popular investment option for buyers interested in owning a home in St Martin.
There are some beautiful villas for sale in communities near Orient Bay and nearby Cul-de-Sac.
OVERVIEW – OYSTER POND REAL ESTATE
Oyster Pond is located right on the border between French St Martin and Dutch St Maarten on the eastern coast of the island shared between the 2.
Orient Bay lies just to the north on the French side of the island, while Dawn Beach and Guana Bay are just to the south on the Dutch side.
Oyster Pond is the setting for a beautiful lagoon – a slightly smaller version of Simpson Bay Lagoon which is quieter than Simpson Bay and Maho.
Surrounding the lagoon are some beautiful homes for sale, many of which offer beautiful views of boats bobbing on the water in the marina, Dawn Beach and the nearby French Caribbean island of St Barts.
Offering a quaint, laid back lifestyle and several restaurants and bars, Oyster Pond real estate is highly desirable and sought after.
The shops of the capital Philipsburg are just 10 minutes away while the restaurants of Grand Case are only 15 minutes away.
OVERVIEW – ANSE MARCEL REAL ESTATE
Anse Marcel is located on the northern coast of French St Martin, close to Grand Case to the southwest and Cul-de-Sac and Orient Beach to the southeast.
The area is home to one of the most beautiful beaches on the French side of the island.
A white sand beach meets warm, shallow waters ideal for swimming set against a backdrop of lush, green mountains.
The calm waters are also ideal for water sports such as jet skiing and kayaking – fun for all the family.
With a marina, boutiques, restaurants serving gourmet French food and high end hotels, the area has been popular with property buyers for many years.
GETTING TO ST MARTEEN
To get to St Marteen take a flight to Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side of St Maarten.
Princess Juliana International Airport is a major transport hub for the northern Caribbean.
There are therefore flights to St Maarten from the USA, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean.
All neighborhoods are just a short drive away.
Let's continue with Dutch St Marteen :
OVERVIEW – MAHO REAL ESTATE
The Maho area is located between Cupecoy to the north and Simpson Bay to the South, immediately adjacent to St Maarten’s international airport – So close, in fact, that descending planes pass a short distance right over the head of tourists sunbathing on Maho Beach.
The Maho area is the setting for many resorts, restaurants, bars and casinos.
Its lively atmosphere has made it popular with visitors and property buyers alike.
Real estate for sale in Maho ranges from affordable condos for students (which can generate significant returns for buyers) to luxury apartments overlooking Simpson Bay Lagoon.
OVERVIEW – SIMPSON BAY REAL ESTATE
With several resorts, marinas, a beautiful beach, shops and restaurants, the Simpson Bay area is a lively and popular area on the Dutch side of St Maarten just minutes from the international airport.
The long, quiet beach is ideal for relaxing days in the sunshine or water sports.
Located right by Maho and Cupecoy in the heart of the action, Simpson Bay also offers a range of entertainment options for the evening.
Real estate for sale in Simpson Bay includes condos right on the beach and waterfront villas.
OVERVIEW – GUANA BAY REAL ESTATE
Located just 5 minutes east of Philipsburg and south of Oyster Pond on the eastern coast of Dutch St Maarten, Guana Bay is a long, wide and very quiet beach offering stunning views of neighboring St Barts.
The white sand is sublime and perfect for relaxing days in the sunshine.
The waters offshore are ideal for surfing, with strong Atlantic Ocean waves.
Guana Bay is renowned as a high end residential area with some beautiful homes for sale.
There are also lots of land for sale in Guana Bay – ideal for building a dream waterfront home.
OVERVIEW – CUPECOY REAL ESTATE
The Cupecoy area is located in the Dutch side of St Maarten just north of Simpson Bay and Maho.
The beautiful Cupecoy Beach is renowned for its soft golden sands, picturesque sandstone cliffs and breathtaking views of nearby islands such as Saba.
The waters are ideal for water sports such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving.
Cupecoy also offers great entertainment, including restaurants, nightlife and casinos so buyers in investing in real estate in Cupecoy will find themselves in the heart of the action.
Homes for sale in Cupecoy include villas overlooking Cupecoy Beach and condos overlooking the marina.
OVERVIEW – DAWN BEACH REAL ESTATE
Dawn Beach is located on the eastern coast of the Dutch side of St Maarten between Oyster Pond to the north and Guana Bay to the south within easy reach of Philipsburg.
With a pristine white sand beach, the area has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Situated on the western tip, Dawn Beach is ideal for watching views of the sunrise – as its name would suggest – and the nearby island of St Barts.
The waters off shore are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
There are some homes for sale in Dawn Beach offering wonderful ocean views as well as some lots for sale in nearby Tamarind Hill which are ideal for building a home.