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Beautiful St. Maarten Beaches Await

Ideal For Sunbathing, Snorkeling, Scuba and More

St. Maarten/St. Martin boasts 37 beautiful beaches ranging from those with full services including chairs and umbrellas, bars and restaurants and an array of water sports to keep you busy, to others offering nothing but sand and scenery where you could find you have the entire beach to yourselves. Some beaches are easy to get to, and have parking areas where you can drive right up, while others require a little effort to find and might involve a short walk as well. No matter what your preference, you're sure to enjoy our beautiful St. Maarten beaches and blue Caribbean waters.

Two of the prettiest beaches on St. Maarten are Mullet Bay beach and Cupecoy beach—just a six or 10 minute walk, respectively, from our hotel—but you may also want to venture to the French side of the island to see Long Bay, Plum Bay, Baie Rouge, Friar’s Bay Orient Bay and others. Browse the destinations below, and set off for lazy afternoons on the beach, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling and more.

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Cupecoy Beach

Cupecoy Beach is a small, clothing optional beach located at the Southwest corner of St Maarten. It is lined with beautiful rock formations and caves. Several big condo developments in recent years changed the scenary above the cliffs.

Mullet Bay Beach

Mullet Bay is one of the prettiest beaches on Sint Maarten. It fits the picture of a tropical beach: wide and flat with a stand of palm trees on the fringe. The backdrop of seagrapes gives an additional cooling natural shade to this travel catalogue-like beach. Especially on weekends you also may see local families doing barbecues on the beach.

Maho Beach

Maho Beach, bordering the Maho Resort and Royal Islander Club, is a small stretch of white beach. It is the location that attracts all of its visitors: The beach is located at the Western end of the runway of Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), thus providing you with a very special experience! For those who love the thrill, or just like airplanes, watch and see incoming jets gliding in and landing just a few yards above your head!

Baie Longue (Long Beach)

Long Bay, also spelled Longue Bay, Long Beach, or Baie Longue in French, is an extension of Cupecoy situated in the southern part of French Terres Basses/The Lowlands. As the name implies it is the longest stretch of white sand beach on the island. It is also one of the most quiet, intimate beaches, and the best for sun-worshippers. With its stunning turquoise waters and plenty of privacy, the natural charm of this secluded beach will amaze you. Long Bay is also great for snorkeling, although you won´t find too much coral. Exercise care however, as the sometimes intense surf can make this rugged beauty only for hearty ones.

Baie aux Prunes (Plum Bay)

Beautiful, unspoiled beach with a few private villas and lots of room to relax.

Baie Rouge

Another one of the prettiest beaches on St Martin, Baie Rouge features a long arc of beach and sand that sometimes looks pink as the setting sun shines on it. Gus's Beach Bar offers food and drink right near the public entrance to the beach.

Nettle Bay

Dreams Beach Bar, Le Sand and MaTi Beach restaurants are all located on Baie Netltle and offer guests a beautiful setting for lunch or dinner. The beach itself offers nice views of the French capital of Marigot and the hills of French St. Martin but there are better locations for swimming and sunning.

Simpson Bay Beach

A beautiful stretch of white sand beach, Simpson Bay beach runs from behind the airport to the Simpson Bay bridge and features fun beach restaurants such as Karakter's and El Zafario as well as private homes and villas.

Kim Sha Beach

Kim Sha beach is the site of the annual Heineken Regatta closing party and many other fun events throughout the year as well. When not being used for an event, the beach offers easy access from Simpson Bay Village and has chair and umbrella rentals as well as many food and drink options as well.

Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Beach borders the Dutch capital city of Philipsburg and features a boardwalk offering restaurants and bars, shops and souvenirs and great people watching. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent to make your stay more enjoyable.

Friar's Bay

Friar's Bay is in a protected cove which makes it a favorite of families with young children as there are rarely any waves at all. Two beach bars offer light lunches, snacks and refreshing drinks all day long. You can drive right up to this beach and there is ample parking available.

Happy Bay

Amazingly, Happy Bay (French: Anse Heureuse) is still a rather unknown, almost undiscovered beach of St. Martin. This may have to do with the fact that the beach is not easily accessible. You have first to take a walk of 10-15 minutes up and down a footpath through the underbrush. The beach is also frequented by naturists, which is tolerated at this beach.

Baie de Grand Case

Grand Case Beach, in French called "Baie" or "Plage de Grand Case", is a sweeping curve of a very pretty, one mile long, white sandy beach with quite calm waters. The beach is awesome for swimming and has some nice snorkeling spots towards either end of the beach, or around the reef at "Créole Rock".

Pinel Island

Pinel Island is a tiny island just off the northeast coast of St Martin that is accessible by boat and features two restaurants offering delicious food and drink all day long.

Dawn Beach

Dawn beach is named for it's easternmost location on St Maarten and for it's great sunrises over the ocean. Located near Oyster Pond, Dawn Beach is where you'll find both the Westin and the Oyster Bay Beach Resort hotels.

Orient Beach

Orient Beach is the most developed, the most popular and the busiest beach on the island, probably the most famous beach in the entire Caribbean. The beach is reputed as much for its natural beauty and setting as it is for being the island´s foremost swimsuit optional beach

Anse Marcel Beach

Anse Marcel lies to the very North of the island. When you drive the road over the mountains up to here, take your camera with you! The drive offers some breathtaking panoramic views that you won´t want to have missed to take on picture. A short walk from the parking at the entrance of Anse Marcel will take you to this fabulous beach that is facing the northeast coast of Anguilla.

The Summit Resort
42 Jordan Road, Cupecoy, Sint Maarten
Phone: +1 721-545-2150