One of the hidden gems of the Caribbean, Marina Fort Louis, is exceptionally well locatedat a short walk from Marigot the capital of Saint-Martin in the French West Indies, offering bridge-free easy access from the sea to 150 berths and welcoming as much as 20 superyachts up to 79 meters (260’) LOA and a draft of 3.50 meters (11.5’).
Marina Fort Louis sports its own Yacht Club Restaurant where visitors can enjoy their famous Italian pasta, delicious angus beef, local fish, lobster from the tank, Creole cuisine and homemade desserts. The Yacht Club Restaurant offers the largest selection of local produce from the island to its customers. It has outdoor seating right on the water where you will be pleased to see turtles, tropical fish, iguanas and of course beautiful yachts, your own included. With a seating capacity of more than 150 guests the organization of any kind of event in a dream atmosphere is possible, keeping your yacht as a quiet escape!
In the area, you will also find many other restaurants, pastry shops, the best fine wine and spirits boutiques offering a variety of quality gourmet products and culinary delights. Close by is the prestigious shopping mall, ‘Le West Indies’, where many top international brands are found alongside Caribbean fashion outlets. Don’t miss the picturesque waterfront, with its local fruit, vegetable and fish market on Wednesday and Saturday, or explore the colourful daily arts & crafts stalls for great souvenirs of the island. For a truly authentic experience, don’t forget to visit the little traditional eateries called ‘lolos’ right next to the market, that are proud to represent St. Martin’s cuisine.Alike the Mediterranean shops, many boutiques and other businesses in Marigot are closed daily for lunch and closed all day on Sunday. The pace of life here is relaxed.
St. Martin’s iconic historic monument, the ‘Fort Louis’ – right on the hill overlooking the Marina – offers stunning views over the Bay of Marigot and onto the neighbouring island Anguilla. Visiting there or St. Barth’s on a daytrip is a breeze, just hop on a ferry at the terminal located next to the marina, where you can also easily rent a car or catch a taxi to move around the island.
Accessible by foot or dinghy are laundry shops, boatyards, ship chandlers, sailmakers and repair/welding businesses. The marina concierge or your ships agent will gladly arrange for the best boat services and provisioning right up to the comfort of your berth at the marina.
Whether passing thru or staying for a bit, you can fuel up at Marina Fort Louis with premium ultra-low sulphur diesel at competitive rates, and access quick and easy on-site clearance service at the marina office to get you in and out of St. Martin hassle free for your next charter.
More information at marinafortlouis.com