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Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Beaches
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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The best time ever here. This is a must for all and amazing for couples. Great place to workout in the morning and festive place to enjoy drinks, good and swimming :)

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Calm weather, gracious sun, turquoise water, the ambiance - absolutely the best place! Incredible shopping just few minutes walk.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This beach was beautiful and very relaxing and the sceanary was very nice. I will definitely go back there again!

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Aubrey, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Blue water is so clear. White sands and perfect temperature. Stayed right by the beach. Could walk there.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beach is so nice and the view, walking distance for everything and the buses are 2 short blocks away for 2.00 can't beat that, rest in walking distance too, also scuba diving 5 min walk, had such a great time

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good beach, water quiet , there are not much water sport at that beach, but i can live with that. You will have 3 restaurant where you can eat and drink

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went here on a cruise had to take a taxi boat over to get there. the water was pretty clear but the sand was hard. the lounge chairs were old and needed new cushions, also the beach sand was uneven all over .Great view of the mountains from the beach, shops were on the little expensive side, drinks were really... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Perfect beach like most in St. Maarten. Just like a postcard! Warm, calm and inviting. You won't be disappointed.

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Brasilia, DF
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I cannot understand how some people like this beach. It's crowded of people, boats, cruise ships and hawkers. It's a real freak show. We were there to visit the Frontstreet and get the bars across the beach board. On the way to get the Hard Rock Café we saw had a big rat in the trash container next to the... More

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toronto
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went here on a cruise ship stop. Normally we go to Mullet Bay (my fav beach) but we didn't want to risk getting late coming back to the ship but this beach suited our needs just fine. Go to the left of the pier after taking the water taxi. The beach as clear and beautiful water. They had bars right... More

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