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Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-581-3181
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Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't visit the beach but I have photos of Great Bay that wee room on the ride back from jet skiing on the French side of the island. It is the definition of paradise.

Thank Demelza T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paradise is here! If you like the beach, this place is going to get close to your heart in no time. I guarantee that you will want to buy a house and live here.

Thank Radu D
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Right on the boardwalk there are plenty of places to sit in the sand, have a drink brought to you on the beach and relax. Great views and cruise ships in the bay. Doesn't get much better that this

2  Thank gs_and_ss
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Be careful of the sudden drop when you wade into the water. It can be a challenge when coming out to shore. Great place for jet-skiing and banana boating

Thank Havahart2017
Reviewed September 4, 2017

For cruise passengers all you have to do to get here is to take the water Taxi($7.00) round trip or a van at $4.00 pp each way. We take the van which leaves you off in a main area and a short walk via a...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed September 3, 2017

White sand beach, great views, easy access to local food, drinks and facilities. Not much more you can ask for.

Thank D K
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Good beach area. Had cruise ships there every day. Places close up when cruise ships leave daily, so either eat and shop early or plan to go somewhere else on island to eat.

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed August 21, 2017

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 August 21, 2017

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!

1  Thank thackerdm
Reviewed August 21, 2017

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

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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.