Sky Explorer Lift and Beach
Journey with us for a scenic drive in a fun mobile open-top vehicle, accommodating you and your guest! Drive along the coast stopping to take pictures of the spectacular views overlooking the Caribbean horizon before reaching the Rainforest Adventure for a Skyliner lift and museum tour.
Sentry Hill is one of St. Maarten's highest elevations at 1,125 feet. Walkways and platforms encircle the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree vistas of neighboring islands Saba, St. Barts, St. Eustatius, and Anguilla. This location is the premier spot in all the Caribbean for expansive and sweeping views; a can't miss for photographers of any level.
The Soualiga Sky Explorer chairlifts comprise of sixty-eight, four-passenger chairs providing smooth rides up two lifts spanning a total of 2,997 ft. The landscape unfolds beneath you as you climb the mountain. Once on top, you will have the most spectacular panoramic view laid out in front of you.
Also atop of the mountain is the Emilio Wilson Museum which sits on the grounds of what was once a sugar plantation kept in operation by slave labor. The museum tells the compelling story of Trace Wilson, who was born into slavery on the property in 1818 and her direct descendant Emilio Wilson. Emilio Wilson, the grandson of Trace, purchased the property in 1954 and opened it to the public as a park in memory of the slaves who made St. Maarten what it is today. Guests will see depictions of what life was like on the plantation and learn about the customs, traditions, lifestyle, and stories that earned St. Maarten the nickname ''The Friendly Island.''
After your experience on the mountain, you will drive over to a family-friendly beach, delivering pristine crystallized sand and refreshing waters. Experience the oasis or simply relax in this paradise of tranquility. During your 45 minutes of free time at the beach, you can spend your time swimming, sunning, or eating and dancing at the local beach restaurant and bar.
The cost of the tour includes transportation and an English-speaking guide for you and a guest and entrance fees into the sky explorer and museum. Please note, the consumption of food and beverage at the beach restaurant and bar are at your expense.