Villa "C'est la Vie" at Cupecoy Beach, Sint Maarten

Lay back, read a book, relax and watch the world go by!   Napping is a sport here.

Location / Things to do

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Cupecoy is located a short 10 minute drive from the airport, between Maho and French Marigot.

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This photo is taken from a boat, and shows the entire complex and the spiral stairs, down to the beach.  Both floors of our unit are framed in yellow in the photo.

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The unit occupies the fourth floor and the partially covered upper deck.  The southwesterly view offers sunsets, but not the heat of the direct afternoon sun.

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This early construction photo shows the location of the condo on the beach and the close proximity of the Atlantis Casino and restaurants.

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Just around the corner to the right, is the second pool, the spiral staircase down to the beach and the gin clear sea.

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This photo was taken from inside the cave, on the beach just below the condo.  It offers a cool respite from the sun, while still enjoying the soft white sand between your toes.

Some of our favorite restaurants:

  • La Gondola - Nice Northern Italian, two minute walk.
  • Carlo's - Casual Southern Italian and pizza, two minute walk.
  • Bistro Nu - Casual French Bistro, in Marigot.
  • Lee's Roadside - Casual fresh seafood and ribs, Simpson Bay.
  • Bamboo Bernie's - Casual Pacific Rim in Maho (3 minute drive).
  • Mary's Boone - American and Creole on the beach - great for breakfase, lunch or dinner, but at night the view is not as nice, Simpson Beach.
  • Mario's Bistro - Casual French, open air by the sea, Marigot by the draw bridge.
  • La Samana - the restaurant at the hotel is pricey, but for lunch, it has the best open air views on the island and the food is good.

Some links to useful things:

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/tenday/AVXX0001?from=36hr_topnav_business   - 10 day weather channel outlook.

http://www.thescubashop.net/   - The Scuba Shop / Dive Safaris.

http://www.st-maarten.com/    - Official St. Maarten web site (Dutch side).

http://www.stmartinstmaarten.com/   - Web site of the island.

http://www.greencay.com/newsletter/aug04_horseback-riding.html   - Horseback riding.

http://www.island-search.com/browse.php?cat=1665   - Island activities.

http://www.scoobidoo.com/   - Catamaran web site.

http://www.voyager-st-barths.com/us/index.php   - Voyager island ferry.

http://www.st-martin.org/us/my_trip/how_to_come.php   - Island tourism.

http://www.aa.com/content/utility/siteMap/siteMap.jhtml  - American Airlines.

http://stmaarten.rentalcarshopper.com/  - Rental cars.

American Airlines has a couple of daily non-stops from Miami.  Continental flys direct from Newark, daily.  US Air flys direct from Charlotte,  Delta flys from Atlanta and United flys from Chicago.

Some fun things to do:

  • Scuba dive with Dive Safaris.
  • Race America's Cup 12 meter boats.
  • Deep Sea fish with Lee's.
  • Spend a day at Orient Beach (you can never see too many fat, old, naked people).
  • Shop on Front Street in Phillipsburgh, or in Marigot (most places have free beer for the guys).
  • Take the Edge to St. Barts for a day, sit on a secluded beach or shop like you're in Paris, and be sure and keep an eye out for the rich and famous.
  • Take the Voyager to Anguilla for a day and swim with the dolphins, or visit one of the increadible white powder beaches.
  • Take the Edge to Saba for a day and enjoy world class Scuba diving, the local charm, hiking and sightseeing.
  • Jog down to Mullet Beach, take your shoes off and run at the water's edge.
  • Snorkle around the point to Mullet Beach and then walk down the beach and drink a cold beer.
  • Spend a day at Mullet Beach - it is just a 2 minute drive and you can rent chairs, and buy great local BBQ and cold drinks.
  • Take a snorkle curise or sunset cruise on any of a number of power or sail catamarans.
  • Rent jet skis.
  • Ride horses by the water's edge near Orient Bay.
  • Visit the butterfly farm near Orient Bay.
  • Hike in the French highlands.
  • Take a kayak excursion in the bay or out at sea.
  • Head down to Long Beach (Bai Longe) on the French side and walk on the longest beach on the island.
  • Visit Red Beach (Bai Rouge).
  • Visit Friar's Beach in Gran Cas (one of the prettiest beaches on the island)
  • Take the beach chairs down the spiral staircase and sit in the mouth of the cave, at the water's edge.
  • Visity the Lotere Farm on Pic Paradi and sit by the awesome pool, zipline and have a great meal.
  • Play golf at Mullet Bay - its just a 3 minute drive.
  • Walk down to the Atlantis Casino and test fate.  There are also a number of other great casinos and sports books around the island.
  • Head to the Sunset Bar at the end of the runway and watch the planes come right over your head to land.  They also have great sunset views and a party crowd.
  • Dance till the sun comes up, at Bliss or Tantra.
  • Have breakfast or lunch at Mary's Boone and then walk along the beautiful mile long beach.
  • Lay in the hammock on the upper deck and take a nap - you are here to relax you know!

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The condo is in Cupecoy Beach (lower left corner).

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Oh, so that's where St. Matin is.