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“Best beach I've personally seen on the island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mullet Bay

Mullet Bay
Mullet Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
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Valley Stream, New York, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best beach I've personally seen on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is a quintessential Caribbean beach. Perfect turquoise water, white sands, palm trees, and a quiet, relaxed feel. Unlike Maho Beach with its landing planes or Orient Beach with its crowds and activities, all that seems to go on at Mullet Bay is swimming and relaxing. There is one section of beach chairs on the south side of the beach; the rest of it is empty and it's easy to find your own secluded spot if you'd like. The south side does seem to have the best swimming, although we didn't go all the way up the north side, but the sand did get a little rockier (especially in the water) the further up we went.

Also, we found it interesting how different the people were depending on the beach. This may depend on the day and admittedly it is highly subjective, but when we were there, at least, Mullet Bay beach had a younger crowd than any of the other beaches we visited.

The waves when we were there were wildly inconsistent - none were unmanageably huge but a few of them did definitely reach as high as 12-15 feet before breaking. The people who were in the water at that point mainly were ducking under them. In between these, though, there'd be periods of 4-5 minutes of totally calm water. It was weird - I've never seen water act like that, but I like big waves so I thought it was cool. From what I've read here, on most days the water's pretty consistently calm, but it wasn't when we were there, which was one of St. Maarten's weird winter days when it suddenly gets stormy out of nowhere before becoming sunny again 5 minutes later.

If I were going to take another trip to St. Maarten, this is the first beach I'd visit and I'd probably stay there all day. This is not the beach you want to go to if you like a lot of amenities or activities, though.

Visited February 2013
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Burke, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“One of the best beaches on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My wife and I stayed in Oyster Pond, on the French side of the Island, but we went to a different beach every day, and we included beaches on both the French and Dutch side. Heck, when you look at the sand and the water, you can't tell whether it is French or Dutch. Most of the beaches on the island are excellent, but Mullet Bay is one of the best of the best. It is beautiful. Chairs and Umbrellas were even a bit less expensive than on other beaches, but that is not important. Good food is available. You can't beat it. This beach ranks up there with Orient Bay, Anse Marcel, Baie Rouge, and Gallion.

Visited January 2013
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amsterdam
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice beach , not overcrowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Definitely worth a visit if staying on the Dutch side , this is definitely one of y favorite beaches. Cheap beers, great ribs at Rosie's snack bar. This beach feels more like a traditional Caribbean beach then fancy orient beach or Simpson bay beach

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Spectacular beach down the road from hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This beach was much more user friendly so to speak than the Maho beach at the hotel . Beautiful soft sand and crystal waters. This is a public beach so you can rent chairs and umbrellas at 5 bucks a crack. There is also a bar with $2 Hienekin

Visited January 2013
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Detroit
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great place to spend the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Walked to Mullet Bay from our hotel, Sonesta Maho. Beach chair and umbrella - 10 bucks and worth it! Food excellent, beers are 2 bucks! Great swimming beach. No towels available. No bathrooms available either. Do get bugged by vendors asking if you want to buy a beach coverup or want a massage.

Visited January 2013
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