St. Martin’s French and Dutch sides each have several regions worth visiting. The wonderful beaches of the Island are good enough for relaxing in the sand and playing in the waters. You can rent the St. Martin Villas to experience the ultimate refreshment that a beach life can give you. Though families should take note: many of the beaches of St. Martin are clothing-optional. Keep reading to discover which St. Martin subarea is best for your next tropical getaway:
This region has some of St. Martin’s finest villas, and is close to Princess Juliana Airport and Simpson Bay. The beaches – Plum Bay, Baie Rouge, and Baie Longue – are calm and family-friendly. Find inner peace while strolling down the beach, gazing at the view, and dipping your toes in the waves. Kids can safely wander around the beach thanks to the area’s exclusivity.
You will need a car to explore nearby attractions in Marigot, the island’s French capitol. Marigot has many restaurants, services, and activities you don’t want to miss, and renting a car is the best way to travel through the city.
Just like Miami’s South Beach or Spain’s Marbella, Orient Bay Beach is the hippest beach on St. Martin. This is a party-loving beach to see and be seen. This beach has a European atmosphere thanks to the attractive, upper class crowds that frequent its sands. This beach is known for its restaurants and bars, and the northeastern 2 mile strip has great snorkeling. Parasailing and windsurfing are also two major activities that hum’s constantly in the environment of the beach. The villas in this area are mostly within walking distance to the beach.
Anse Marcel is known for its natural beauty and calm waters. Located on the island’s northernmost tip, it has the best views of the surrounding coasts. The beach’s shallow waters make it great for kids and young swimmers. Anse Marcel’s atmosphere is relaxing for families who want to unplug.
Dawn Beach is situated on the island’s east coast, and is considered by many to be the best snorkeling spot on the island. This area has a high number of beachfront villas, and offers the best sunrise and sunset views on St. Martin. Dawn Beach’s barrier reefs aren’t ideal for water sports, so this area is best for those who want to relax and take in the view.
This beach is rockier than most, with a sandy area in Mullet Bay and nightlife in Maho and Simpson Bay. The popular Sonesta Resort is known for its casino, live music, and nightclubs like Tantra, Sky Beach, and Hypnotic. At Maho, you can keep the party going all night!
Maho Beach is a few miles from the Princess Juliana International Airport, so planes often land nearby. There’s a clearly marked safe area, as the landings cause mild sandstorms and high winds.
You can easily identify cupecoy as it is a set of three beaches. This unique beach is surrounded by limestone cliffs. The sunsets here are worth noticing as they are dramatic enough to give pleasure to one’s eyes.