10 Best Places to Propose in St. Maarten (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



St. Maarten is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for beaches, boardwalks, islands, waterfronts, snorkeling or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in St. Maarten to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in St. Maarten for Outdoor Lovers
  • Maho Beach
  • Orient Bay Beach
  • Philipsburg Boardwalk
  • Pinel Island
  • Dawn Beach
  • Cole Bay Hill
  • Fort Amsterdam
  • Romantic Destinations in St. Maarten
  • Grand Case
  • Great Bay Beach
  • Terres Basses
  • Best Places to Propose in St. Maarten

Romantic Locations in St. Maarten for Outdoor Lovers


1. Maho Beach

Known for its close proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport, Maho Beach provides a unique and exciting backdrop for a proposal. You can propose as your partner watches airplanes land just overhead.


2. Orient Bay Beach

Orient Bay is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in St. Maarten. Propose during a romantic beachfront dinner or take a sunset stroll along the shores. Orient Bay Beach faces east, making it an ideal spot for a sunrise proposal. Watching the first light of day as you pop the question can be a magical experience. Alternatively, you can choose a sunset proposal, with the sun setting over the Caribbean Sea behind you.


3. Philipsburg Boardwalk

The boardwalk in Philipsburg is lined with restaurants, shops, and beautiful ocean views. You can propose during a leisurely walk along the waterfront or over a romantic dinner.


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4. Pinel Island

Take a short ferry ride to Pinel Island, a small and picturesque islet off the coast of St. Martin. Propose on the pristine beaches or during a picnic on the island.


5. Dawn Beach

Dawn Beach is known for its serene atmosphere and beautiful sunrises. You can plan a sunrise proposal followed by breakfast or brunch at a beachfront restaurant.


6. Cole Bay Hill

Cole Bay Hill offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area, including Simpson Bay, the airport, and the neighboring islands. The expansive vistas create a stunning backdrop for a proposal, making it a picturesque and memorable setting.


7. Fort Amsterdam

Located on the Dutch side of the island, Fort Amsterdam offers panoramic views of the coastline and the Caribbean Sea. Propose at this historic site with a stunning backdrop.


Romantic Destinations in St. Maarten

St. Maarten is full of romantic beaches, islands, and villages. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular island, or at a beautiful beach.


8. Grand Case

The charming fishing village of Grand Case is famous for its gourmet restaurants. You can arrange a private dinner or propose on the beach at sunset. Grand Case is often referred to as the "Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean." The village is known for its exceptional dining experiences, with a wide array of gourmet restaurants serving French and Creole cuisine. You can plan a romantic proposal at one of these world-class eateries, complete with a gourmet meal and fine wine.




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9. Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Beach is located in the heart of Philipsburg, the capital of Sint Maarten. It features a bustling promenade, duty-free shopping, and various dining options. The beach offers beautiful views of the cruise ships that dock in the bay.


10. Terres Basses 

Terres Basses is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches on the island, including Baie Longue (Long Bay) and Baie aux Prunes (Plum Bay). Proposing on one of these pristine beaches with soft white sand and turquoise waters can create a stunning and romantic setting. La Samanna hotel located in Terres Basses is famous for its beautiful white sandy beach, which offers a serene and picturesque setting for a proposal.

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Best Places to Propose in St. Maarten

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, St. Maarten has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.



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Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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