St. Maarten Zoo, Philipsburg

3.3
#9 of 15 in Parks in Sint Maarten
Meet a host of brightly colored, tropical wildlife at St. Maarten Zoo, the largest zoological park in the Caribbean. Recently renovated receiving a new breath of life, the park houses an array of indigenous and tropical creatures, including ocelots, several species of monkey, macaws and peacocks. Walk through the giant avery with many species of beautiful bird overhead, or head to the reptile house to see rainbow boas, red footed tortoises and iguanas up close. Wander through luscious, shady gardens, discovering different animals at every turn. Don't miss the mosaic floored gift shop and concession for souvenirs and snacks and if you've got the kids, the pirate themed playground is the largest in St. Maarten. Before you head to Philipsburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Philipsburg visit app , to make sure you see all that Philipsburg has to offer, including St. Maarten Zoo.
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  • August 28, 2017
    Friendly staff and inhabitants! Animals and birds are well cared for and it heartwarming to know that your money is spent to keep these animals and birds living with great care until there time comes....  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    ... seem to say the animals in this zoo. Very sad to see these birds and dirty monkeys, depression or rendered crazy (Anna who goes round in circles yelling 'hello'), trapped in their small cages. We attended the feeding of parrots, a bowl of kibble and 3 peanuts, they would only peanuts! An iguana decomposing, stuck in the fence of the cage of monkeys... This zoo is also a children's playground. Given the State of the games, I don't let my kids touch. In conclusion, the old zoo. We let anyone get butter on the back of wild animals penned in undignified conditions.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Located in the Dutch side, the zoo is home to a fauna of small (to the dimensions of the island in fact) but varied. Proximity to animals is an exceptional experience for anyone who loves animals. Share with your family. Special mention to Anna and his 'Hello'
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  • January 25, 2017
    My husband and I LOVED this zoo. At first we were hesitant to go in, as we only had an hour before our cruise left, but we cruised around it and saw all the animals. The animals are all rescued and it's funded by the visitors they get. The owner is extremely nice and cares about the animals - he is the only reason that zoo is still there! I would highly recommend it to anybody visiting the island. You get to get really close to the animals and it's an amazing experience!!!
  • March 15, 2017
    Nice little zoo for small kids. Can get very close to the animals. We didn't have little children with us but there were other people who did. The kids were having a great time.
  • March 13, 2017
    Local and kid friendly. They are a small island zoo who depend on contributions. It's nice to support local efforts for the animals and staff who care for the animals
  • January 25, 2017
    Really enjoyed our visit today. It's only small but the animals are all rescued and it's funded by the visitors they get. The owner is lovely and really cares about the animals. I would highly recommend it to anybody visiting the island.
  • December 22, 2016
    Not good value for your money, especially as the grounds are small, most animals are caged and relatively unhappy, the aromas in some areas are overwhelming. Especially the goat/pig pen near the restaurant and children's play area. The playground for older children is quite deteriorated, unsafe and unhygienic. There have been changes from when we visited two years ago - splash pool, huts with a table and chairs to offer shelter from the sudden downpours, and 2-5 year old play structures.

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