I am going to describe St Maarten Beaches one by one. I love St Maarten from having been there many times with my wife and with the whole family. We have been to the Dutch and the French side of St Martin.
Cupecoy Beach in Dutch St Maarten in the Caribbean
One Island – Two Nationalities
The tiny St Martin Island is shared by the Netherlands and France for many years. It was divided in a friendly way and there is no border to cross when you go from French St Martin to Dutch St Maarten. All government functions are totally separated by the Dutch and the French. French is spoken in one side and Dutch is spoken on the other side, but English is the common language of the island.
The people on both sides are very nice and friendly and will go to any length to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Their beaches are considered one of the most beautiful Caribbean Beaches, together with the St Martin Beaches.
A plane landing over the beach in St Maarten
You may arrive on the island via St Maarten Airport called Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) with service from Europe, North America and the Caribbean.
You may also arrive by boat from the neighboring islands of Saba, Antigua, Anguilla and many more.
The Westin Resort at Dawn Beach St Maarten
St Maarten Beaches
The Dutch side is part of a group that used to be called the Netherlands Antilles which unite five islands of the Caribbean; St Maarten, Saba and St Eustatius in the northeastern corner of the Caribbean and Curacao and Bonaire Island on the southwestern side, next to the South American coast. Nowadays they are municipalities of Holland
Aruba used to be part of the group, but it is now an independent country. Here are a few of the most pristine and desirable beaches of the Caribbean.
Is a fine white powder beach facing the east side of the island. Those early risers may enjoy spectaculars sunrise with the island of St Barth at the distance. It has incredible coral reefs making snorkeling a must in this beach. The surf is sometimes wild. I do not recommend this beach for small children.
Point Blanche Beach in Dutch St Maarten
This beach is located on the south of St Maarten next to Philipsburg, the capital. It’s a quite and calm beach
It is a quite beach with excellent white sand and attractive surf for body boarding and surfing. It is large and has no shades.
This beach is usually visited by cruise ships tourists because its proximity to Philipsburg busy Business Street.
Little Bay one of St Maarten Beaches
St Maarten Beaches
It is very picturesque with fine white sand.
It is famous for snorkeling on this island. Since the area is very populated, it hosts an array of Restaurants, boutiques, bars and casinos
It is short and flat. Many boats excursions go from here.
It is a calm and small beach near the villas and the sea. To go to the beach, which is public like all beaches here, find a path between the villas.
No beach vacation in St Maarten is complete without a visit to this beach and viewing the spectacular sunset
Simpson Bay Beach in St Maarten
Is by the International Airport is a long white sand beach making a curve. It hosts many hotels and guest houses.
For more information visit St Maarten Tourism Website
Mullet Bay is one of the best beaches in St Maarten
St Marten Beaches
It is a large strip of white sand. It’s known to be very good for surfers.
It is one of the exotic beaches of the island. Here clothing is optional. It is located on the west of St Maarten. Over the years it has developed as a meeting point for naturists. The waters are a bit rough therefore good for surfing.
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