Beaches Introduction

As hard to believe as it may be, St. Maarten/St. Martin has thirty-seven beaches on its thirty-seven square miles! Whatever your lifestyle or vacation style, there will certainly be a beach suited to the ambience you desire. For the action seeker, many beaches offer water sports of every description.

Beach bar/cafes are there for your enjoyment too, and offer varied cuisines, from classic French to pizza and burgers, as well as local Caribbean fare. Blenders are busy mixing up delicious fresh frozen cocktails, guavaberry, mango, and passion fruit coladas heading the list. Beach chairs and umbrellas are provided for those who just want to soak up the rays and do some people watching.

If quiet and privacy is more to your liking, St. Maarten/St. Martin has numerous beaches that are semi to totally secluded and offer little or no facilities. Ask a local for directions. Enjoying the beach in the nude is possible at several locations, topless is the norm on St. Martin.