Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
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Approximately 5½ Hours
Meals not included
Transfer to the restored Rockland Estate plantation house, originally built in the 1700s. It houses a museum that tells the powerful story of Trace Wilson, born into slavery on the property in 1818. You'll learn what 19th-century life was like on the plantation.
Among St Maarten's newest attractions is the Soualiga Sky Explorer chairlift, right here on Rockland Estate. From the lift, you will view St Maarten from a different perspective, as the approximately 25-minute ride offers breathtaking views of the stunning island landscape, peaks and valleys. At 1,125 feet above sea level, you'll find yourself atop Sentry Hill with a 360-degree view of St Maarten and the neighboring islands of Saba, St Eustatius, St Barts, St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla.
Heading down the mountainside, you will dine in a former sugarcane boiling house -- today used as the wine cellar of Emilio Wilson -- a descendant of Trace. Chef Sydney greets you and takes you through a four-course tasting menu. 'Dine with History' is the theme and, indeed, this gourmet tasting lunch in Emilio's is a culinary journey back in time.
Shop for souvenirs before you return to the pier.for souvenirs before you return to the pier.
Wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes (mandatory). Attractions operate weather permitting. Children must be able to sit on the chairlift (no lap children allowed).