Grande-Case Beach

Known for it's fine dining and stunning views of Anguilla, hungry tourists flock to this beach to sample island fare.

Located in Grand-Case, Grande-Case Beach is on the North East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will probably like Grande-Case Beach. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it is located in a pretty major tourist area.

How to Access The Beach
You can walk right up to this beach with no trouble, but you'll have to park at one of the adjacent businesses, then find your way through the beachfront shops and villas.

Amenities and Ambiance

This gently sloping beach popular for its great snorkeling spots, especially near Creole Rock. It is a heavily developed area near the airport, so you can't forget about civilization here.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Grande-Case Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are several, unique dining options in St. Martin, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Many vacationers simply sit on their towels——not in a restaurant——to enjoy lunch. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of St. Martin's famous street food along the way.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. The whole family can enjoy some fun in the sun at Grande -Case beach. Connoissuers of fine cuisines will also appreciate the dining options at this amazing oceanfront property.

Since Grande-Case Beach will be located inside an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on St. Martin's North East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Cultural Center Grand Case, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few local attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Hope Estate Archeological Site are a nice compliment to a soothing day at Grande-Case Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about St. Martin's past, if you enjoy exploring unfamiliar places.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grande-Case Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cultural Center Grand Case Museum 0.1 mi. NE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Tropismes Gallerie Art Gallery 0.2 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Hope Estate Archeological Site Historical Site 0.9 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Grande-Case Beach is close to Marigot, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Those visiting Grande-Case Beach who are seeking additional places to explore will want to consider checking out Marigot, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of St. Martin. From the coast, Marigot is not far away, about three miles (five kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of places to stay within a car's reach. A list of the closest choices have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Grande-Case Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Alizés Motel Guesthouse 0.2 mi. NE Guest house
Hevea Inn -- -- Hotel
Hotel L'Esplanade -- -- Hotel
Le Petit Hotel -- -- Hotel
Bay View Beach Homes 0.3 mi. NE Villa complex
LOVE Hotel & Residence 0.3 mi. SW Hotel
Grand Case Beach Club 0.4 mi. NNE Resort
Bleu Emeraude 0.5 mi. WSW Villa complex


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Blue Martini. This restaurant has both Caribbean and French menu items. They're also renowned for their pasta. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Grande-Case Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Martini (069) 056-2434 Caribbean, French Informal 0.0 mi. S
Zen It -- -- -- 0.0 mi. NE
Barranco Grand Case 590 690 77-0917 French, Latin American Informal 0.1 mi. SW
Bistrot Caraïbes (059) 029-0829 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.1 mi. SW
Le Pressoir (059) 087-7662 French Fine Dining 0.1 mi. NE
Auberge Gourmande (059) 087-7337 French Fine Dining 0.1 mi. SW
La Villa (059) 052-3659 French Informal 0.2 mi. SW
Bombay Brasserie (059) 029-6720 -- -- -- --
Hevea Restaurant (059) 087-5685 -- -- -- --
L'Etage 590 87 54 23 French Informal -- --
Mambo (059) 029-0025 -- -- -- --
Le Cottage (069) 062-2686 Creole, French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. SW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, and Grande-Case Beach is just one option.

If the exciting vibe at Grande-Case Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider heading to Happy Bay, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the west. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Anse Marcel is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Baie Lucas Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

St. Martin has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Grande-Case Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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