St. Maarten Zoo, Philipsburg

#12 of 14 in Parks in Sint Maarten
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • This is an updated review from my original post from December 2017. We have been visiting St. Maarten for close to 12 years and the zoo was never to be missed upon each visit. From the rock throwing....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Upon arrival the manager came right out to greet us. He was very kind and informative. Its not a huge zoo, but a good way to spend some time off the resort. You can feed the animals by hand here, but....  more »
  • Don't know how it looks now but it was a nice places for kids
  • 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.
  • Normally a cool and nice place, sadly at this moment not available because of hurricane Irma.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!

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