Friends of the Amuseum

Thanks to our Friends of the Amuseum, we are able to make Amuseum Naturalis free for the public to enjoy. We thank them for investing in the museum and their community, and we encourage you to support them. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Amuseum, more details are available at the bottom of this page. Our Best Friends of the Amuseum donated over €1,000 this year.


2020 Friends

Seagrape Tours
Seagrape Tours is owned and run by David and Ilja Botha and THE eco tour company on St Martin. They'll take you around the island showcasing the island's natural beauty while wildlife watching at a pond, hiking up Pic Paradis and snorkeling off a beach. Next to their 'Peak, Pond & Snorkel Tour' Seagrape Tours also offers half day History Tours, Birding Tours and Art Tours. David and Ilja are knowledgeable guides and guests love the homemade banana bread and lemongrass iced tea they serve during their tours.


2019 Best Friends

Dr. Bronner's
Dr. Bronner’s was founded in 1948 by Emanuel Bronner, a third-generation master soapmaker from a German-Jewish family. He used the labels on his superb ecological soaps to spread his message that we must realize our transcendent unity across religious and ethnic divides or perish: “We are All-One or None!” We honor the vision of Dr. Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating our profits to help make a better world. Our products are of the highest quality with no synthetics, no harsh chemicals—none! Only the purest organic, fair trade, cruelty-free and biodegradable ingredients. All-One!

Delta Petroleum
Founded in 1985, Delta serves the Caribbean with ultra clean superior performance diesel, gasoline and LPG meeting the highest U.S. and European standards. Delta is a proud member of communities where it operates, from the Virgin Islands to Martinique. Delta Petroleum generously donated use of the building where the first pop-up Amuseum was located, without which today’s Amuseum would not exist.


2018 Friends

Jovan Halley
We are excited to have Jovan as our first Friend of the Amuseum in 2018. His company, Healthy Iguana Veterinary Service, was one of our first Friends last year and he has been a big part of the Amuseum the whole time. He donated specimens, like an iguana skeleton he assembled himself, he helped staff the Amuseum on busy nights and he saved a sugar bird when someone brought it to the Amuseum for help.

Aquatec Shop
Aquatec Shop has built a reputation for providing quality products, service, and repair for swimming pools and jacuzzis over 17 years in business on St. Martin. Known for the high caliber of their after-sale service and advice as well as their hardware and commercial materials, they are dedicated to catering to all the island’s spa and swimming pool needs.

Friends of the Amuseum

Amuseum Naturalis is St. Martin’s first and only natural history museum–a groundbreaking initiative that’s free to the public and created entirely by volunteers. We need your help to fund preparing the museum as we rebuild in a new location and expand to include culture and history. Become a Friend of the Amuseum with a donation of €100 or $110 and be part of bringing something wonderful to St. Martin!

As a Friend of the Amuseum, you’ll:

  • Be featured on the museum’s website
  • Appear on the “wall of friends” in the museum
  • Support a unique educational resource for local youth
  • Enhance St. Martin as a destination for tourists

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2017 Friends

Delta Petroleum
Founded in 1985, Delta serves the Caribbean with ultra clean superior performance diesel, gasoline and LPG meeting the highest U.S. and European standards. Delta is a proud member of communities where it operates, from the Virgin Islands to Martinique. Delta Petroleum generously donated use of the building where the museum is located, without which the museum would not exist.

Hotel L'Esplanade
This hotel has established a cult following from guests that enjoy an authentic, luxurious, unpretentious and un-touristy Caribbean experience with a homey feel. Acknowledged by TripAdvisor as one of the Caribbean’s “Best Hidden Gems”, and more recently named #19 of the top 25 hotels in all of the Caribbean. Hotel L’Esplanade has been a benefactor member since 2013 and has sponsored many Les Fruits de Mer events.

Ocean 82
Blending simplicity with chic design, Ocean 82 is a French restaurant mixed with tastes of the sea. Located on the water, flavors designed by Chef Franck Vuillemin will entice you to return again and again. With a wide variety of foods, there is something for everyone. Join them for either lunch or dinner in the quaint village and Caribbean culinary capitol, Grand Case.

La Villa
La Villa Restaurant is located in the very heart of Grand Case, the "gourmet capital of the Caribbean." This typical fishing village became very famous for its local charm and for its fine gourmet restaurants. The bounty and flavours of these Caribbean islands, blended with the fine art of french cooking make for a perfect marriage.

healthy-iguana-webHealthy Iguana Veterinary Service
Healthy Iguana Veterinary Service provides primary veterinary care for all your pets—from dogs and cat to reptiles and birds—along with in-house laboratory testing. Healthy Iguana also offers preventive care medications, such as heart-worm and deworming tablets, and quality basic care items, including pet shampoos.
Healthy Iguana

anonymous-donorAnonymous Individual Donor
Thanks to the anonymous individual donor from September 22, 2016!

barbaracBarbara Cannegieter
Thanks to Barbara Cannegieter for becoming a Friend of the Amuseum!

auberge-gourmand-mockupL'Auberge Gourmande
Auberge Gourmande, in the center of restaurant row in Grand Case, serves fine French cuisine in an intimate dining room in one of the oldest Créole houses on the island. Lovingly remodeled in subtle browns and yellows, the wood and stone of the old house harken back to a time of slower pleasures. Enjoy an evening on their terrace or step inside to find your favorite alcove.
L'Auberge Gourmand

Max's Place
Located right in the heart of Grand Case, Max's Place is the perfect place to grab a fresh juice, sandwich or beer. Find Max's Place on Boulevard de Grand Case beside the lolos and at the entrance to the small pier for dinghies. It's just the spot for sharing a drink with friends and watching the sun set over the bay!
Max's Place

Calmos Cafe
Located on the beach in Grand Case, St. Martin, Calmos Cafe is a restaurant and bar serving great food in a friendly, casual atmosphere seven days a week. Calmos Cafe has been a benefactor member of Les Fruits de Mer since 2013 and has sponsored many Les Fruits de Mer events.
Calmos Cafe

Sky's the Limit
Jacqueline and Emile have built one of the most popular restaurants on the island with terrific barbecue and friendly service. Ribs? Chicken? Fish? Lobster? The sky is the limit at this lolo! Don't forget to order the johnny cakes—they just might be the best on the island. Located right in the center of Grand Case, it's a fantastic place to grab some fresh local food.
Sky's the Limit

Romantic seaside dining at a Grand Case institution, L'Escapade has been one of the town's favorite restaurants for years. Jerry and his team deliver fantastic food, great wine and warm service. L'Escapade is located on Boulevard de Grand Case, overlooking the bay right beside Amuseum Naturalis.

Michelle Yokoyama
Thank you, Michelle Yokoyama, for becoming a Friend of the Amuseum!

Lagoonies Bistro & Bar
Enjoy crazy good food, drinks, live music and more on the lagoon in Cole Bay at Lagoonies Bistro and Bar. Lagoonies are also long-time supporters of Amuseum Naturalis and Les Fruits de Mer. Like them on Facebook for daily lunch specials, upcoming live music and other events.
Lagoonies Bistro and Bar

Roland Richardson Gallery Museum
Sir Roland Richardson is internationally renowned, and has been called "Father of Caribbean Impressionism." He paints en plein air, working in the field, always from a living subject. In addition to its artistic merit, Richardson's work is a vibrant representation of St. Martin itself: 40 years of places, things and people. Visit the gallery on Thursdays to see the artist at work, painting the portrait of his island one canvas at a time.

Roland Richardson Gallery Museum

Arend-Jan Speetjens
Thanks to Arend-Jan Speetjens for becoming a Friend of the Amuseum!

Maria Gambale
Thanks to Maria Gambale for becoming a Friend of the Amuseum!

SILEX Lighting Design provides expert lighting solutions for any space, customized to your needs. Visit their showroom in the Ocean Building, 88 Union Road in Cole Bay.

J & R Aberson
Thanks to J & R Aberson for becoming a Friends of the Amuseum!

Zachary Taylor
Thanks to Zachary Taylor for becoming a Friend of the Amuseum!

Buccaneer Beach Bar
Conveniently located on Kim Sha Beach, Buccaneer Beach Bar is a friendly watering hole for locals and visitors alike. Relax in the glow of the fireballs on Friday and Sunday evenings, or bring the whole family on Fridays for kids movies on the beach. Buccaneer have been huge supporters of Les Fruits de Mer events and wildlife education programs.

Buccaneer Beach Bar

Interact Club of St. Dominic High School
Interact Clubs are organized for the purpose of providing an opportunity to young individuals to work together with one-another in manners which promote service above self. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friends with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others, understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work, and advancing international understanding and goodwill. The Interact Club of St. Dominic High School is a school based Interact Club sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Maarten - Mid-Isle which falls under Rotary District 7020.

Sebastian Olschewski
Thanks to Sebastian Olschewski for becoming a Friend of the Amuseum!

Pablo Marroquin Architecture
Pablo Marroquin has been working in St. Martin and the Caribbean for over 15 years, designing private client commissions, residential developments, and commercial, institutional and local government projects. Several upscale private residences, The Spa at Maho Resort, exclusive stores for well-known international jewelry chains and significant institutional projects are part of his extensive experience.
Pablo Marroquin Architecture

Located just across from the Amuseum in Grand Case, Voila is a boutique featuring clothing, jewelry and gifts. From beachwear to bracelets, Voila's unique brand of fun and funky fashion is perfect for St. Martin, or to bring a bit of Caribbean style back home.

Love Hotel and Hotel Residence, invite you to come and enjoy their charm, elegance and authentic tropical ambiance. The seven-room Hotel and twelve-room Residence are both situated directly on the white sand beach of Grand Case bay, with stunning views over the Caribbean Sea and Anguilla. The ocean front bar is a great place to enjoy making new friends and provides an extensive choice of fine wine, Champagne, cocktails and international beers.

Spiga Restaurant in Grand Case treats your entire palate with delightful home-made pasta and a refined international assortment of gourmet dining selections including meat, fish, poultry, and vegetarian dishes. Their latest menu, launched in 2016 retains many favorites and introduces a number of innovative, flavorful new creations.

Zachary Taylor
Thanks to Zachary Taylor for becoming a Friend of the Amuseum!

Sélénia Sanner
Thanks to Sélénia Sanner for becoming a Friend of the Amuseum!

Theresa and Michael Cunningham
Thanks to Theresa and Michael Cunningham for becoming Friends of the Amuseum!