St. Maarten (PRWEB) January 27, 2015
St. Maarten is a stunning island destination that offers guests a quiet place to relax and enjoy a break from their day to day lives. However, GetAways Resort Management knows that many travelers out there expect a little more from their vacations than sunbathing and sandy beaches, and fortunately for them, St. Maarten has a lot to offer. When guests travel to St. Maarten for a stay at the Guana Bay Beach Villas, they will be astounded to find that St. Maarten has a rich historical side to discover. Here. GetAways Resort Management shares some of the most enchanting sites to see when enjoying a trip to this island paradise in the winter months.
1. Fort Amsterdam: This is a free attraction in St. Maarten that will give visitors a look at the history of the island, along with breathtaking hilltop views of the surrounding land. Built by the Dutch in the 1600’s, this site still stands and has been nearly untouched. Those who visit will see the still-standing walls of the fort, as well as the remaining canons, and will be given some information on the site’s significance. A great spot to visit while staying at the Guana Bay Beach Villas, this fort will not only please the historic interests of visitors, but their adventurous side as well.
2. St. Maarten Museum: For a survey of the islands history, GetAways Resort Management recommends a trip to the St. Maarten Museum. Though the museum is small, it is significant and itself is a piece of St. Maarten’s past. Finding its home on a converted 1800’s house, this museum features a number of amazing pieces and provides knowledgeable information on each of the artifacts. A true hidden gem, the museum should not be missed.
3. Emilio Wilson Historic Park: This one-time sugar plantation was the home of John Philips, St. Maarten’s first governor, and was later sold to Emilio Wilson. The park is a stunning place to visit for a day enjoying the sun and spending time with family or friends, but it is so much more than that. The whole property was renovated, including historic buildings like the old school and watch house, so fans of history can see how the property once looked.
A trip to St. Maarten is one that is sure to amaze any traveler. In addition to the endless sightseeing that the island has to offer, it also features a stunning landscape of green hills, soft beaches, and sparkling blue waters. The vacation activities in this destination are endless and now is the perfect time to set out for the sunny shores of St. Maarten. For more information visit http://getawaysresortmanagement.com/.