Beaches

St Maarten / St Martin is famed for its crown jewels; close to 40 pristine beaches spread on all sides of the island.

For those seeking the feel of seaside resort with all its amenities, Philipsburg’s ,Great Bay Beach , Simpson Bay’s Kim Sha Beach and name sake Simpson Bay Beach are recommended. When in Pelican, Pelican key can be found right next door!  Last but not least, St Maarten / St Martin’s world famous Maho  also offers a lively variety of amenities surrounding what is probably the world’s most photographed sand. French side’s Grand Case Beach and Orient Bay offers the atmosphere of the French Riviera, the latter with a clothing optional part.

For those after tranquillity and serenity, try , Little Bay Beach, Indigo Bay, Dawn Beach, Oyster Bay Beach, Baie Longue, Plum bay, Baie Rouge / Red Bay.

Looking for a beach wholly of your own? Try our smaller beaches like Happy Bay , Cow or Lovers beach! The shallow waters of Le Galion and Friar’s Bay are known to be kids friendly.

Watersporters are best served at Great Bay Beach, Little Bay Beach, Kim Sha Beach  and Orient Bay. Guana Bay Beach gallantly stretches along a mile of Atlantic coast line, currents can be forceful here.

If you are wondering what beaches are closest by from your hotel area point of view, see our Areas guide.

As St. Maarten / St. Martin has a beach to match every square mile, see what beach matches your adventure. From relaxing, water sports and kid friendly options. St. Maarten / St. Martin has it all! 

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