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Little Bay Beach

Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Beaches
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Breath taking beautiful. Enjoyed seeing the ships coming in to port. Very clean and never crowded. Just a very quiet place to enjoy the week. We were blessed with perfect weather.

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had a room over looking this beach. Beautiful warm clear clean water and nice sand. There is a restaurant and facilities available at the beach and beach attendants who will help you set up umbrellas and chairs. Overall quiet. Really nice location and people off of the cruises said they could get a taxi for about $12 to bring them... More

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Show Low, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fun riding the noodle on the beach before one of the most expensive hotels on the island. Beach isn't really full until the swell in November.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

waves were calm, snorkeling was good, good restaurants (Sea breeze café at the Divi resort) and restroom's available.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a lot of "excursion" choice beaches for our cruise stop in St. Maarten. I've made the mistake of spending $30-60/person to go and hang out at a beach, so we decided to plan this one ourselves, and I will do it again and again. Little Bay Beach does not get a lot of publicity, but I'm glad for... More

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Holden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Enjoy the safe, warm water with lots of nice white sand. A good place to try some snorkeling and maybe rent some water equipment.Take advantage of the good food at Divi Little Bay. Great lunches and drink specials.

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new york
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Loved it , soft sand, no waves , family oriented , great resorts with restaurants in Divi Resort , crystal clear water , can use floats, etc. good snorkeling near rocks

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Kenai, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

St. Maarten was the final cruise stop for our 8 day cruise with Carnival. This was our favorite island and beach on the cruise between St.Thomas, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turks. SUMMARY: PROS:Amazing beach, very few people, best drinks, Gizmo the parrot steals the show. CONS: rentals for parasailing ($90pp) and jet skiing are expensive Little Bay is located about... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

great bay to swim in and rent water sport equipment. I would not rent snorkel gear as there isn't much to see on the "reef". I stayed at Divi, and the water was very calm in Little Bay compared to the water in other areas of the island.

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visit the beach but don't stay at divi little bay resort unless you like a self serve type of hotel and aren't picky about cleanliness

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