Hiking is one of the simplest and greatest ways to explore a place and enjoy nature, and St. Maarten is in no shortage of beautiful places.
One of my favorite places I have found for hiking is the single-file natural trail along the coastline that links Guana Bay to Geneve Bay, on the eastern side of the island, known commonly as the Guana Bay Coastal Hike. It’s a popular hiking destination for cruise ship tourists due to its proximity to Philipsburg, where the cruise ships dock, and an easy hike as well.
Guana Bay is a place where grassy highlands meet the sea, reminding me of the famous grassy coasts of Ireland.
Check out some pictures I snapped from my visit.
To get to Guana Bay from AUC, follow the route on this map, and park anywhere at the end of the road. Walk towards the sea and towards the right side, around the mountain, and follow the trail.