The tourism district of Baie Nettle or Nettle Bay has the unique distinction of having ocean and lagoon beaches. Driving towards Marigot, the hotels and condominium buildings to the right all have wonderful lagoon waterfront. With perfect water quality in this area, the Lagoon is well suited for water-sports and swimming. As there is no surf and the water is shallow for a long way, Nettle Bay's lagoon-side is a safe spot for children to enjoy the water.
The ocean beach is less suited for bathing, as the water is shallow with a rocky bottom. But recently, significant investments turned Nettle Baie into an attractive destination with beach-front restaurants, some merging into nightclubs during the later hours of the day.