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 should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the other beaches in St. Martin are known for being quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, other visitors prefer lounging in the livelier environment at Galisbay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Since Galisbay is found in an active, busy area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on St. Martin's North West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Durat Bridge, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Musée de Saint-Martin, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If a visit to the Galisbay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 hoping to find other interesting places to see should think about heading to Marigot, because it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of St. Martin. From the shore, Marigot is a quick trip away, about a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


How many other people you encounter at Galisbay will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good number of hotels within a car's reach. Some of the closest options are displayed in the list 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
le Beach Hotel 0.9 mi. SW Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Chez Said.

The following table 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

Needless to say, Galisbay isn't the only beach worth visitng on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.

If the active mood at Galisbay is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider also visiting Friar's Bay Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. 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 you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might enjoy Baie de Marigot. It is located only a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Baie Rouge, another great beach choice 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; if so, St. Martin offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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