Galisbay

Often overlooked by beachgoers, this beach has a view of Fort Louis and a nice spot to come when you want to get away from the crowds.

Located a quarter mile north of downtown Marigot, Galisbay is on the North West coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout St. Martin are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Galisbay is decidedly different.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Since Galisbay can be located within an area commonly frequented by travelers, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North West coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten; the area hosts attractions such as Durat Bridge, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Musée de Saint-Martin (one of the closest to Galisbay) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience St. Martin's culture.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Galisbay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Durat Bridge Historical Site 0.1 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 0.2 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 0.3 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 0.3 mi. SSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 0.3 mi. SSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 0.3 mi. SSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 0.7 mi. SSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
French Impressionism Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.7 mi. SSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Galeries Gingerbread Et Mahogany Art Gallery 0.7 mi. SSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Galisbay who are looking for other interesting places to see should think about making the trip to Marigot, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of St. Martin. From the coast, Marigot isn't far off, maybe a quarter mile (a half kilometer).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Beach-goers will find a nice assortment of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area surrounding Galisbay. The most accessible of which can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Galisbay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Centr' Hotel 0.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Golfe Hotel 0.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee 0.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel La Residence 0.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Le Cigalon Hotel 0.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Marina Royale Hotel 0.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Rosely's Hotel 0.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel Royale Louisiana -- -- Hotel
Jardins D'Agrement 0.5 mi. NE Hotel
le Beach Hotel 0.9 mi. SW Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Chez Said is one of the closest eateries.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Galisbay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chez Said (059) 075-5641 -- -- 0.1 mi. ENE
Une Vie De Chien (059) 087-0998 -- -- 0.2 mi. E
La Taverne (059) 087-5469 -- -- 0.2 mi. E
Epi De Marie -- -- -- 0.3 mi. S
Hameau Dupont Delight (059) 087-5917 -- -- 0.3 mi. E
Ali Baba (059) 087-8166 Middle Eastern, Moroccan Informal 0.3 mi. SSW
Bali Bar (590) 051-1316 International Very Casual 0.3 mi. SSW
Bamboo Cafe (059) 087-0779 -- -- 0.3 mi. SSW
Bateau Lavoir (059) 029-0775 -- -- 0.3 mi. SSW
Bistrot Des Arts (059) 087-5520 -- -- 0.3 mi. SSW
Chez Mimich (059) 087-8269 -- -- 0.3 mi. SSW
Cote Provence (059) 087-8039 -- -- 0.3 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten will have lots of options besides Galisbay.

If the active mood at Galisbay is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider heading to Friar's Bay Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located a mile and a half to the north-northeast. For an unforgettable experience for vacationers of all ages, visit the Friar's Bay Beach where there's never a dull moment. Indulge in good eats and a great party atmosphere during your visit to St. Maarten. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Baie de Marigot is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a little ways away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Baie Rouge, which is close-by and another fun spot in St. Martin. If you want plenty of great views of breathtaking oceanfront scenery, then the Baie Rouge beach is the perfect spot to visit on your next St. Martin vacation.

Galisbay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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