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“Wow, best beach on the island”
Review of Petites Cayes

Petites Cayes
Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is an amazing place in a natural setting.

Since there is a hike required to get there, and there are no amenities, few people go to this beach.

There are two trails to the beach, one over the ridge form Anse Marcel, and, the other along the shoreline from the Dump located just north of Cul de Sac. We recommend driving to the Dump and taking the shoreline trail. It is much easier, especially if you are carrying food, water and your beach stuff. The parking at the Dump was fine, but, do not leave anything valuable on display in your car. When we got to the beach, I walked the trail from the beach to Anse Marcel and back, it is worth the effort to climb the ridge and see the view. The beach is in a nature park, you will see the island in its natural state.

Take food and water for the day. Also, it is good to buy a beach umbrella for shade (we found one at Home n Tool in Marigot). Snorkeling was ok at the beach.

For an unforgettable day, you should go to this beach.

6  Thank William D
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Amazing, amazing! The best thing is start from the dump, reach petite caye beach, petite caye bay and go up to the hills to Anse Marcel. Leave your car in the garbage recycling center, its pretty safe (dont leave anything valuable in the car!). And please: take a good sleep in the night before and bring sandwiches and 1 big bottle water/person! Sneakers are highly recommended! Dont miss it, Petite caye is the best! Pedro and Karine (Brazil)

1  Thank Schestatsky
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

We hiked here from the Radisson Blu. You can only get to the beach by hiking in through the nature reserve. It's worth the effort. Beautiful, quiet, private. We saw 2 other people there in over two hours.

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Tough pedestrian ride in a mountain through rocks and cactus before getting to a beautiful and nice small beach.

1  Thank Rob12Ottawa
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

We have been vacationing in St Marten now for 15 years, and stay about 3 weeks every year. It has taken us years to really enjoy every part of the island. This gorgeous little beach is the most beautiful, calm place. It is gorgeous with mountains surrounding it, overlooking Anguilla. Boats come in and out. People lay about, swim, and relax. It has a European atmosphere, and is very family friendly and quiet; unlike the famous Orient Beach which is loud, much happening, and rougher waters. You can also hike all around this area, as there are hiking trails through the mountains, and also take a walk down to view the boats. It is rather expensive; you will pay in Euro. Food and drinks are wonderful, European style. Just a warning, getting down to the beach is a long way up a steep winding mountain, and a long way down the other side of a steep winding mountain. Perhaps why the beach and area is never overcrowded.

2  Thank myworldexperiences
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