Oyster Pond, Dutch St Maarten
By Sonja van der Drift
Oyster Pond is located between Dutch St Maarten and French St Martin on the east side of the Friendly island. This is the spot where tropical Tradewinds come together melting the multicultural French Oyster Pond and Dutch Oyster Pond together.
Close to Oyster Pond you will find the white sandy beach Dawn Beach. Oyster pond itself is unique because it is a natural harbor were a lot of sailing yachts consider this their home port. Sailing Charters, sport fishing, water tours and other water sports are available directly from the docks along the pond along with a ferry service to St. Barth’s.
At night there’s no need to leave Oyster Pond as there are many restaurants clustered around the pond like Busby Beach Bar, The Westin Resort, Oyster Bay and Captain Oliver’s to name a few and you will enjoy the scenery of masthead lights of the yachts anchored in Oyster Pond transform the area with evening charm and if you are in for some exiting night live, the Westin Casino is just 5 minutes away.
Oyster Pond is situated close to the Philipsburg, the capital of St Maarten and Marigot, the French capital of St Martin. Princess Juliana airport is 30 minutes away by car.
There are three luxury resorts in close vicinity with all the luxury amenities you need and most likely your best alternative, luxury vacation villas rented out to guests on a short term basis. These vacation villa rentals will provide you the privacy and serenity Oyster Pond has to offer.