Horseback Riding

Island stables offer riding packages for everyone from novices to experts. A 90-minute ride along the beach costs $50 to $70 for group rides and $70 to $90 for private treks. Reservations are necessary. You can arrange rides directly or through most hotels.

Dutch Side

Lucky Stables. These stables in Cay Bay offer hour-long rides every hour on the hour. For a romantic treat, book a sunset ride with champagne and a bonfire (complete with marshmallows) for $100 per person. All experience levels are welcome, as the horses only walk, but advanced riders can book private rides if they want to trot and canter. 64 Traybay Dr., Cay Bay, n/a St. Maarten. 721/544–5255; www.seasidenaturepark.com.

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