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Address: Dutch side of the Island, St. Maarten-St. Martin

A popular tourist beach on the island's east coast.

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Nice time at Dawn Beach

We took a cab from the cruise port to Dawn Beach - about $30 one-way. We had been there on a previous cruise so we knew what to expect. It was very windy that day so snorkeling... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Glenn M
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in the Dawn Beach condos attached to the Westin resort and enjoyed this beautiful beach and resort. Wonderful food and service with a sense of humor and much friendliness! Staff was great and facilities such as pool, pool bar, chairs, umbrellas couldn't be beat. Clean and safe environment and was very enjoyable. Will be back!

Thank Laurie S
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a cab from the cruise port to Dawn Beach - about $30 one-way. We had been there on a previous cruise so we knew what to expect. It was very windy that day so snorkeling was questionable. One of the four of us ended up snorkeling while the others soaked up the sun. There is a nice restaurant... More 

Thank Glenn M
Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove 15 minutes from Captain Oliver's (a place we'll never try again) to the lovely beach. Accessed through the gate to the Westin Hotel at Dawn Beach. Though without being guests of the hotel we had to provide our own chairs and towels, it was a beautiful clean space and the water and sun were amazing. Blue and lively.

Thank Reggieretired
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Safari tour was awesome seeing parts of this island and we enjoyed our short visit to this beach. People on the beach were very helpful.

Thank Linda B
Glencoe, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and went to this beach, renting chairs from Mr. Busby's. The location is excellent: beautiful water, nice sand, drinks and food at arm's length, great view of St. Bart's in the distance. But the day we were there, the water had a fair amount of seaweed in it, some of it dribbling onto the beach. No... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got back from the Dawn Beach on a timeshare swap. Contrary to what others said, we were not bothered at all to purchase there. The rooms are lovely as were all the staff. The problem is that there is nothing else there! To leave the resort to walk over to Oyster Pond you have to climb these treacherous... More 

Thank pmaher10
North Pole, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, small bay with gorgeous water colors and soft sand. Busby's Bar is there along with the Westin and other properties, but when we were there it was very quiet earlier in the day. $12 at Busby's for an umbrella and 2 lounges. Nice beach not too far from town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Went with friends that own a time share. Weather was perfect, and since it was the off season pretty much had the whole beach to our self's. Awesome time1.

Thank Gary C
Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

On a recent cruise, my husband and I took a taxi from the port to this beach. The cost was $15.00 each way. The beach is small and quiet, with not too many people. It was very peaceful and private. ( although this may have been due to the time of year). The waves were a bit rough maybe for... More 

Thank Connie S
Belfast, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Very pleasant and quiet beach. Clean, clear water. no seaweed. chairs and umbrellas available. good for children.

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