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 edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout St. Martin tend to be pretty quiet, but at Galisbay your experience will be different.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Since Galisbay happens to be found in a relatively urbanized region, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Galisbay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on St. Martin's North West coast. It is close to Durat Bridge, which is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Musée de Saint-Martin, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you can't wait to see as many of St. Martin's attractions as possible, 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

Galisbay is in the Marigot area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Those visiting Galisbay who are hoping to find additional places to explore will want to consider making the trip to Marigot, which is close-by and is a particularly busy area of St. Martin. From Galisbay, Marigot isn't far off, roughly a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotels a car ride away. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the table below.

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
Hotel Beach Plaza 0.9 mi. SW Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Chez Said.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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 looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten besides Galisbay.

Another location you might enjoy is Friar's Bay Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it 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 you're looking for something a little more private, Baie de Marigot may be a good choice. It is located only a short distance away.

You may also want to consider Baie Rouge, which is an additional nearby St. Martin destination. 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.

You may find that Galisbay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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