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Little Bay Beach

Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Beaches
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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

little bay beach is a perfect place to relax and soak up some rays, build sand castles, or participate in water sports. a steady breeze blows from great bay, which helps keep one from overheating.

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UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was such a nice beach, reasonably priced beach loungers, waiters serving drinks to your chair, rest room and a wonderful beach bar for lunch. Jet skis for hire at good prices too. The beach was clean and the water easy to enter with some waves the day we visited. It was about 15 mins drive from the cruise port... More

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Aberdeen, NJ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

After being disappointed by DAWN BEACH, my husband and I were apprehensive to go to Little Bay; we were expecting another disppointment. But we were pleasantly surprised by this little gem. Little Bay Beach sits in front of the DIVI DIVI Beach Resort. Ther resort itslef is very nice; there are plenty of chairs and umbrellas to rent, and no... More

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The Villages, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were looking for a quiet beach, nearby to the cruise port, which had a full compliment of services. Little Bay is located in front of the Divi Hotel about 10 minutes from the cruise ship port. Just ask any cab driver at the port to take you to Little Bay for swimming.The cab ride cost $5 per person and... More

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort as part of timeshare exchange. I liked the quiet beach area with full access to umbrella's, chairs, bar/food, snorkeling option (although we didn't do this, it was nice to have available). Sand was not as 'soft' as on other beaches on this island, but clean. Water had very small waves and no... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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155 reviews 155 reviews
42 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This beach is quiet, with warmer water, lots of space for the kids to play and a simple but sufficient infrastructure for the amount of people at the beach. We enjoyed the time spent there.

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Abilene, TX
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186 reviews 186 reviews
26 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

With lots of great beaches to choose from I wouldn't make a special trip for this one - but if you are staying in Philipsburg it's worth the walk (or $5 cab) to hang out here. It wasn't too crowded, the water was actually warmer than in the harbor, and there's a nice bar right there.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Taking a cruise, we arrived at St Martin with no agenda other than to go to a beach. We went to the information desk, but they did not want to give out too much information. I pressed them for which beaches were less crowded and allowed for good snorkeling and this one was finally recommended. It turned out to be... More

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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144 reviews 144 reviews
68 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This beach is near Philipsburg, separated from its larger partner (Great Bay) by a small peninsula. Unlike Great Bay which is directly accessible from the town and has numerous restaurants and hotels along its length, Little Bay is relatively less developed with only 2 hotels, Divi Little Bay and Belair Beach, on it. Your access to the beach is solely... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great place to relax, quiet and peacefully. Restaurant and all facilities, even a bit of shopping. Theme nights at the restaurant, reasonably priced. Staff a bit slow but food is good, so worth the wait.

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