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Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful scenic beach which is worth visiting especially when no cruise liners are in port ! A number of great local bars to choose from for food and drink options !

Thank carolynhP7453DD
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been to this beach twice now on two cruise stops and it's a great beach! We love the boardwalk right there and you can get chairs/umbrella/bucket of beer for cheap! It's a great way to relax before heading back to ship!

Thank thackerdm
Reviewed 2 days ago

On the Dutch side of St Maarten and within walking distance from the Cruise Ship Terminal via The Boardwalk and Front Street. The beach is sandy and clean, the sea is warm and inviting and there are plenty of bars, cafes etc to enjoy while...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a clean beach, the water is beautifully warm and so clear, and the beach sand is clean. You can hire a beach chair and umbrella or like us with limited time, throw down a towel. Lots of people around so it seemed safe...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at hotel on this beach. It is a good spot for people watching and chilling in the pretty surf. There is plenty of activities to take advantage of. Walking along the broadwalk you will find many beach bars to grab a bite and sip...More

Thank deebeem007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Connected to cruise ships and shopping. Much improved over years ago. restaurants and beach right there.

Thank Dona V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach has very grainy sand. It's spotless and great to talk a walk to town. There are some homes as well as hotels, and everyone is friendly. Here, you can watch the cruise ships port, walk the boardwalk, or have a drink. There are...More

Thank Renee' M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great bay beach was outside our door from our hotel.... very nice beach... clean and clear water... LOVE

Thank sdurkovic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful view and very touristy. Chairs are readily available for rent and restaurants just a short walk across the board walk.

1  Thank Benjamin E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sonesta Great Bay. The beach is tranquil, especially compared to other beaches on the island.

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March 15, 2017|
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Response from sclayton1813 | Reviewed this property |
yes that is an issue, the locals here just as in many other Caribbean destinations use wherever they are standing as an area to toss their trash. My family and I have skipped going to these islands this year because we... More
February 15, 2017|
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Response from RLWOrangePark | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have not seen anything priced in other than American dollars as so many of the tourists are Americans off of cruise ships.
January 25, 2017|
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Response from ceelog | Reviewed this property |
You can actually take a water taxi or walk beachside. Also, a saunter down Front St. perusing the multitude of shops is an option as well. Options, freedom of choice. It doesn't get much better than that.