Best Places to Party in St Maarten for an Amazing Time

What’s life but a party ! When, on vacation on Sint Maarten this is a great attitude to observe. As there are many places on the island to drink and let loose, these are the chosen ones. If your in Sint Maarten, most of the excitement is in Simpson Bay.

There is a few reasons for this number one being is the marina which without a doubt is the best place to hang out during high season, to spot the rich and famous’ yachts.

Most of us are looking for fun and excitement when away whether you’re dressed up or want a casual atmosphere these places will deliver above and beyond your expectations. So start packing your bags and get ready to have the best time of your life.

These are the Best Places to Party in St. Maarten 

  • The Hole in the Wall
  • Nowhere special
  • Lotus
  • Toppers
  • Bamboo
  • We Lounge
  • Red Piano


111 Welfare Rd, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten Telephone 1-721-588-7977

Lotus Nightclub

Lotus is the only nightclub in Simpson Bay, next door to Topper’s which we’ll get too shortly. This club is spacious with great décor, so feel free to dance the night away to a variety of sounds like reggae, soca, pop and hip hop. The drinks are premium with a price tag to match. Remember the party starts late in SXM. It’s always a mixed crowd and who knows who you will run in to. Fun place to dance and have a great night out.

The Hole in The Wall

7 Rhine Rd, Sint Maarten Telephone 1-721-520-1505

This small bar is located in Maho, across the street from Sonesta Maho Hotel. It’s pretty hard to miss when you are in the area. The music, the people, seems like everyone is having a grand ole time!

Walking by this place you probably will end up going in without a doubt having the best time. They offer nightly live music playing 60s, 70s and 80s classics, affordable food and premium drinks, and beer. I consider it the local pub, most locals and tourists frequent this bar regularly.

Nowhere Special

Welfare Rd, Sint Maarten Telephone 1-721-544-2440

Nowhere Special is definitely a special place in Simpson Bay you can choose to sit up front by the road or waterfront dining. They’re open Thursday to Sunday, serving lunch and dinner. They are wheelchair accessible also have the capacity to handle big groups.

For those of you that travel in packs you should really enjoy the laid back Caribbean vibe of this special bar and grill. Visit this restaurant for a delicious, late meal and stay for drinks enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Simpson Bay Marina, and you’ll never know whose yatcht you may spot during dinner.

Topper’s Restaurant and Bar

113 Welfare Rd, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten Telephone 1-721-520-6760

Topper’s is a very popular restaurant for tourists and locals alike, one of the oldest establishments on the island where every night is a party. Have a late dinner enjoy the food take your time and sip some local Topper’s rum.

Eventually you can move to the bar and enjoy a night of Karaoke and if you’re in luck you will have the show of your life if you catch the pros singing. All around a super friendly and fun place with a mixed crowd of every age. Definite place to make a memory or two.

Bamboo Restaurant

Welfare Rd. Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten Telephone 1-721-523-1508

If you love sushi, this is the place for you. Always fresh and consistent, great asian-fusion atmosphere. Eat, drink , enjoy the night away. After dinner crowd is hip and cool just like the venue itself.

The Bamboo is not a big place, but cozy is good, they even have live DJ and a small dance floor. Latin nights are crazy, fun. This is the place to be seen on the weekends.

We Lounge

1 Rhine Rd, La Terrasse #114, Maho, Sint Maarten Telephone 1-721-524-3800

This little nightclub is on the second floor of the La Terrasse building overlooking the action in the heart of Maho. It’s a great venue with ample outdoor balcony style, and indoor seating, eclectic décor very cool, with young good-looking patrons.

All of this said, it still exudes a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. Visit on the weekends, sit down and enjoy the music, Hookah, and the artisanal drinks, with exceptional service.

Red Piano Lounge

Billy Foley Rd, Pelican, Sint Maarten Telephone 1-721- 52 PIANO(7-4266)

If live music is your thing the Red Piano bar is the place to be on a Monday? Yes, on a Monday. Church on Monday is the best live band I have seen on the island, don’t miss out on a great evening of wonderful music a bunch of fun people, tourists, and locals alike.

Red Piano is a great bar to dance, drink, and mingle they have the fullest variety of bottles from premium cognac to beer. In the Pelican area behind the Hollywood casino, their friendly staff and cozy décor will make you feel right at home. Open seven days a week, inclusive live music every night, you probably will end up loving this place.

Whether you choose to dress up and go dancing, or dress down and have a beer, above mentioned bars will have you singing and dancing the night away. Enjoying your vacation with family or friends, no matter where you end up you will make wonderful memories in Sint Maarten.

The main purpose of a vacation is to go out and enjoy life. It doesn’t matter where you are, the main thing is how you enjoy the moment and cherish it. Any moment can become special if it is spent the right way. Have a great time on your next vacation on Sint Maarten.


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