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The Rusty Parrot

The Rusty Parrot is a pirate ship looking building that hosts a lot of fun for all! Inside you will find a unique attraction, the Sint Maarten Pirate Experience, a special effect show about the real Pirates of the Caribbean.

On the top deck there is a bar, with an amazing 360º view of Philipsburg and lots of games for the family.

Don’t forget to try their homemade rum when you go through the gift shop! Ahoy!

Have a Taste of St. Maarten

The campaign of hospitality workers sharing their signature drink or dish is intended to highlight the amazing culinary delights of St. Maarten and to show the destination is up and running in a safe and responsible manner.


The St Maarten Tourism Bureau, St Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) and occupational health expert company Medwork are pleased to announce the launch of their newest collaboration:  “SafeSeal”!

Vision for St. Maarten 2025

By means of this document SHTA will try to show its Vision of what an ideal Sint Maarten could like in 2025

Calendar 2021

St. Maarten / St. Martin Events Calendar

Crystal Pineapple Award Fundraising Gala

November 23rd, 2019
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

SHTA is the largest private business representative on the island. The association is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on Sint Maarten. With the businesses environment on St. Maarten evolving at a record pace, it is good to know that you have someone to turn to for questions, problems and most importantly answers.

Furthermore the SHTA offers a number of direct benefits to increase your bottom line, employee satisfaction and service and socio-economic impact on the island. The SHTA has a proven track record of over 45 years of consistent and professional services to its members.

Contact us for more information on how you can benefit from being a member of the SHTA, call our office at +1-721-542-0108 or email us at

SMILE stands for Sint Maarten Innovation, Initiatives & Industries Linkup Event. The event serves as a platform for innovations, business updates and networking.
The Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) the largest travel platform in the Northeastern Caribbean for foreign tour operators, OTA’s to do business with local hoteliers, DMC’s and excursions.
The Crystal Pineapple Awards recognizes Hospitality & Trade personnel, organizations and associations, for their contribution towards the tourism industry, the island’s main economic pillar.

PSG Concerned About International Spread Of Omicron. Advises St. Maarten To Get Vaccinated Or Boosted.

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Group (PSG) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alexander Gumbs on Wednesday said that he was concerned with the international spread of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron and is potential impact on the cruise industry and the country’s...

High Demand for Corporate Jet parking at Princess Juliana International Airport

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten (Thursday, December 16, 2021) – Aviation Executives of the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE N.V.) have engaged in advanced operational flow management meetings, to effectively strategize the high traffic...

Simpson Bay Resort Inaugurates Food And Beverage Training Centre

SIMPSON BAY--Simpson Bay Resort inaugurated its own Food and Beverage Training Centre on Monday afternoon at the resort. This development follows the Simpson Bay Resort management and Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) signing a memorandum...

Port St. Maarten 2021 Cruise Forecast Surpasses Year-end Projections. Four Vessels Homeport This Weekend

PORT ST. MAARTEN – The month of November closed off as being one of the busiest since business returned to Port St. Maarten after the no-sail order was lifted for the cruise industry in connection with the pandemic.  The month of December is expected even to be...

Sint Maarten Launch of Payroll Pro HRM Mobile Application

Antek IT Solutions hosted a breakfast event on Thursday, December 2nd to showcase the latest advancement from Gamma IT Solutions the developer of the most popular Payroll HRM application in the Dutch Caribbean. The guest speaker, Giovanni Wester, who is a senior...

Orco Bank And Aruba Bank Celebrate Employee Appreciation Week.

WILLEMSTAD - Orco Bank and Aruba Bank celebrated Employee Appreciation Week. Both kicked off the celebrations on November 5th with a virtual event "Orco Bank - Aruba Bank Summit 2021", on each island, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten. Peter Staal, CEO - ORCO...

Six Cruise Ships Expected In Port St. Maarten Today

PHILIPSBURG--Today, Wednesday, marks the first six-ship day for the 2021-2022 cruise season, a scene that is very much welcomed by the country’s business community.   The two cruise piers that allow for six cruise ships to berth at one time at Dr. A.C. Wathey...

World Of Change For Carib, Can You Feel It?

International Liquors and Tobacco N.V . official distributors of Carib Larger Beer, is proud to launch its new look Carib Larger Beer in St Maarten/St. Martin. Mention the word the Caribbean anywhere in the world, and it conjures images of an escape to breath...

SOL St. Maarten Pleased to Serve Its Customers In 3 New SOL Branded Service Stations

St. Maarten, November 10, 2021 – Sol Antilles N.V. (Sol) has begun the process of rebranding its recently acquired Gulfstream Petroleum Dominicana SRL’s (GPD’s) Service Station Network, to the Sol retail brand. Sol and its predecessor have been the provider of...

CC1 St. Maarten Announces Angostura Chill

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - CC1 St. Maarten is a proud distributor for The House of Angostura®, producers of the world’s most distinctive, loved, and respected bitters since 1824, today announces the launch of Angostura® Chill, the only soft drink in the world made...