Health and Well-being on St. Martin
Beauty and Exercise
St. Martin island is an ideal destination for relaxation and well-being. It is home to many beauty clinics and select hotels with health spas, where you can enjoy massages and exceptional services in small, quality institutes using premium products. Massage professionals will even bring their services to you. On many beaches—like Orient Bay Beach for one—get a massage right on the sand, with the gentle sound of the waves in the background. After a day of shopping or a lively St. Martin-style night out, indulge in this truly pleasurable experience…
LIST OF SPAS
- Le Spa Aqua, Hôtel Hommage
- Le Spa Clarins, West Indies
- Noa le Spa, Hope Estate
- Ti Spa
Like everywhere in the world, yoga has become increasingly popular in St. Martin. Regular sessions are available throughout the year, and drop-in classes are also possible on your holiday. Whether you’re on one of the St. Martin beaches during sunrise or sunset, or on top of Pic Paradis with gorgeous mountain views, yoga classes are led by many different instructors on all four corners of the island. Pilates is also an option, which can be practiced outdoors, perhaps on the water on a stand-up paddleboard.
Food and Herbal Medicine
More and more restaurants are taking into account how food is also an essential part of health and well-being. La Source, Natural Café, and VitalByO on St. Martin’s French side, or Top Carrot, GiGi’s, and Fit Foods on the Dutch side, to name a few. Many establishments use fresh, quality ingredients, organic when possible, for a cuisine that is both healthy and delicious.
Herbal medicines are plenty across the Caribbean, and locals frequently use these to care for themselves. Known in the Caribbean for its many benefits, its analgesic and antioxidant properties, aloe vera can be found everywhere from roadsides to gardens and balconies. Common in tropical regions, citronella is also often used in herbal teas for digestion, as well as to treat symptoms of the common cold, flu, cough, and fever. Curcuma, used to treat nausea, liver ailments, and high cholesterol, is also a favorite in Caribbean cooking. In the Bellevue gardens, Touzah Jah-Bash has been growing a variety of organic plants, fruits, and vegetables for over 45 years.
Natural food shops and markets are multiplying on St. Martin, and you can stock up on natural cosmetics at Nectar, Ayurvedic teas at La Boîte à Thé, or zero-waste products and detox juice at Jus en Folie… On St. Martin island, we want more than ever to care for ourselves and our planet, naturally.