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Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We rented a villa here for 11 days and absolutley loved this island. Wish we could have stayed forever. The people are great and there are more restaurants than you can eat at. The food everwhere is excellent the beaches are beautiful . The weather was perfect every day. Would go back in a heart beat.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We got off the boat .. Took water taxi to the beach. Lots of restaurants near by. We took a taxi ride around the island and came back for a day on the beach. The water was great and my son jumped on the water trampoline for $5 for the day. The only thing was the local vendors .. Very... More

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Huntsville, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited Great Bay Beach while on our Disney Cruise. We took a water taxi for $7 round trip from the pier to this beach. It was nice and easy to get to. It was a pretty beach, but very crowded. I found it hard to relax because of all the people trying to sell me things. I think we... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

really enjoyed it here. The beaches of the Caribbean are in excellent condition. We went parasailing right off the shore here. Hardly any waves, but when it did come it was a little violent. Watch your glasses!

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Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Easy going, friendly and warm people on a splendid resort. Shopping was fantastic. Will visit again for sure.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice to spend the day on the beach. Your close to the boardwalk and shops on front street. If you are staying on the island, dont shop on front st while the cruise ships are in... prices defniatley go up. Beach was nice and the way was pretty. Alot of vendors walking around on the beach trying to sell different... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We spent about 6 hours of quite, simple, and high quality time at this beach on 9/2/2014 arriving from Miami with the Norwegian Getaway cruise. We were not interested in watching planes landing or taking off at a short distance, and we were not interested in watching people naked or half naked either. We selected this beach because there was... More

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Webster, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Our time share was on the beach here at Great Bay. The beach was quite clean and well tended. There are many vendors affiliated with the bars and restaurants on the beach with chairs and umbrellas for rent. The entire beach is public, you can walk the entire length; chair vendors are licensed for the area in front of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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