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St Maarten 2016 Heineken Regatta

By Sonja van der Drift

Racing in the Tropical sun with crystal clear water and ice cold Heinekens and their official official slogan “Serious Fun”. The 36th anniversary edition of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta will kick off on March 4 – March 6 with the pre event Gill Commodore’s Cup and will end on Kim Sha Beach Sunday March 6th.

New heineken label for the St maarten heineken regatta

Specially designed Heineken logo for the St Maarten Heineken regatta

On March 3, the Gill Commodore’s Cup will celebrate its 10th anniversary and this year the organizers invited all regatta entries to take part in this warm up race (excluding Lottery Class).

2016 St Maarten Heineken Regatta

There are four days of world class racing and four nights of fun-filled Heineken parties will take place and offers something for everyone. The finishes in a different harbor each night and exhilarating sailing is followed by some of the best parties in the Caribbean. The participants and guests from all over the world will enjoy great food, ice cold (Heineken) beers and international music performers each night.

Heineken regatta party

The 36th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta does not only provides world class sailboat racing combined, but also is the host of the hottest concerts and after-parties. There are concerts held every night at unique spectacular locations on the island.  We’ve seen a vast array of artists, from the legendary reggae superstars such as Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers and Shaggy to the hip hop Black Eyed Peas, Red Foo and the Party Rock Crew and last year Kool and the Gang rocking the show.

‘Serious Fun’ with an ice-cold Heineken listening to great music, while the sun goes down on the Friendly Island !

Photo’s and video courtesy and copyright of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation and Tim Wright.

Official 2016 schedule

  • March 4
  • March 5
  • March 6
    Final day of racing-start in Marigot and finish in Simpson Bay
  • Party and prize ceremony on Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay
    Main stage and final performance by the headliner of the event

The official website of the 35th Heineken regatta can be found here : http://www.heinekenregatta.com

Where to stay during the 2016 St Maarten Heineken Regatta

Where to stay, during the St Maarten Heineken Regatta ? Hotel, private villa, apartment or condominium ? BlueOceanVillas can help you with the decision making process as we have a portfolio of approx. 200 villa properties for rent on the Island of St Maarten and St Martin. We have accommodations available all over the Island, from large luxury beachfront villa’s to small apartments. Please keep in mind that everybody in your travel group needs its space, so small villas might not work well for your group.

BlueOceanVillas is a well established villa rental agency for the Island of St Martin and St Maarten and has local knowledge and a support staff to cater your needs. Keep in mind, there are less than 3 months before the Heineken regatta starts and it is high season on the Island of St Maarten, meaning inventory is scarce. Please start planning your accommodation way in advance as well as your airline tickets and your car rental. Feel free to contact us by phone or email or visit our website for detailed information about St Maarten villa rentals. We are confident that we can help you finding the right vacation villa at the right Island location.

Oh, before we forget ……  did we mentioned, that the winner of the 2013 and 2014 Heineken Regatta was one of our clients ?

Waterfront Villa The Reef in Simpson Bay, St Maarten

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Sonja van der Drift

Travel consultant for BlueOceanVillas LLC. I have been facilitating vacation villa rental services on the Friendly Island for more then 22 years. I have personal and local knowledge of the Island and 95% of all vacation villas we promote on the Island of St Martin and St Maarten.

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