Best Beaches on the Romantic Caribbean Island of St. Maarten
It features an extensive clothing-optional section as well as several excellent eateries, fun shops and excellent snorkeling opportunities. If you plan ahead and love what this area has to offer, St. Martin rentals are available here, and many are situated right on the sand.
Just southeast of Orient Bay lies Le Galion, a perfect beach for families with small children. Protected by a reef, the water remains shallow for yards and can safely accommodate the little ones. However, you must always watch children in the ocean as the sea can be very changeable.
For older siblings and parents, kite-boarding, wind surfing and snorkeling equipment are all available for rent, as are kayaks and paddle boats. A nearby butterfly refuge adds another dimension of beauty to your St. Martin vacation to the area near Le Galion.
At the far Eastern tip of the island the area next to the Pelican Resort and the Atrium time share resort lies Simpson Bay Beach. The area known to locals as Kim-Sha Beach is where the water activities are available and where you can rent equipment for active water sports such as windsurfing, jet skiing, sailing and scuba diving.
Those who would prefer to watch the sunset rather than sunrise should find themselves at Maho Beach which faces the west or sunset.
You will find excellent snorkeling at Friar’s Bay and Grand Case and Pinel Island. Pinel is off the northeastern coast in the village of French Cul de Sac. Boats will take you to the island where you can relax for the day. Chaises and food are available for you. Grand Case Beach features calm clear water, white sand and some of the best restaurants in the area.
Whether one chooses St. Martin’s or St. Maarten’s for an idyllic Caribbean stay, vacation property rentals are available at any time of year and will fit any budget and time frame. It would be difficult, indeed, to find a more exquisite, relaxing and fun-filled vacation than can be enjoyed on this delightfully diversified little isle.