Green Cay

If you'd like to get away from the more crowded and well-known Orient Bay Beach, just head to nearby Green Cay (Caye Verte) for a bit of escapism on a gorgeous and serene beach.

Located toward the eastern outskirts of Orient Bay, Green Cay is on the East edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Many of the beaches in St. Martin are quiet and secluded, but at Green Cay, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Green Cay is a popular spot, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Green Cay on St. Martin's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like The Butterfly Farm, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting The Old House. This museum is located one and a quarter miles to the west-southwest, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Green Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Butterfly Farm Botanical Garden 0.9 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Old House Museum 1.2 mi. WSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Mount Vernon Plantation Historical Site 1.2 mi. WSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Green Cay is very close to Orient Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Orient Bay is the closest town to Green Cay. It is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the coast, Orient Bay is not far away, roughly three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation spot, it is not usually a great challenge to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you're looking to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Green Cay.

Accommodations near Green Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Alizea Hotel -- -- Hotel
Boca Raton Hotel -- -- Hotel
Caye Verte Hotel -- -- Hotel
Domaine Baie Nettle Hotel -- -- Hotel
Club Orient Resort 0.6 mi. SW Resort
Hotel Alamanda Resort 0.6 mi. W Resort
Palm Court Hotel 0.7 mi. W Hotel
L'Hoste Hotel 0.8 mi. W Resort
St Tropez Hotel 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Esmeralda Resort 0.9 mi. W Resort

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Ethnic. This restaurant features International food.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Green Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ethnic (059) 087-1245 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Kontiki (059) 087-4327 Caribbean, French Very Casual 0.5 mi. SW
Aloha (069) 077-5393 Caribbean, French Very Casual 0.5 mi. SW
Bikini Beach Restaurant 590 87 43 25 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Chez Nawel (059) 049-7975 -- -- -- --
Domino's Pizza Orient Bay (059) 064-2881 Italian Very Casual -- --
La Chapelle (059) 052-3890 -- -- -- --
Lezard King (059) 087-3683 -- -- -- --
Mexicano Beach (059) 063-1119 -- -- -- --
Paradisio Beach (059) 029-4001 -- -- -- --
Tiki Hut (059) 063-1143 -- -- -- --
Brice Paradise -- -- -- 0.5 mi. SW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, so if Green Cay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Orient Beach, located just a short distance away. As one of the most popular beaches on St. Martin, Orient Beach is one toursit hot spot, with plenty of great things to do. The festive charm of these amazing sandy shores creates the perfect atmosphere for your beach vacation. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Galion Beach. It's found less than a mile to the south west.

Vacationers may also want to visit Baie Lucas Beach, located a mile and a half to the south.

St. Martin offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Green Cay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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