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 in the eastern outskirts of Orient Bay, Green Cay is on the East edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. The beaches in St. Martin aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but Green Cay is less exposed than the others, making it a good choice for travelers who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Green Cay will be found within a tourist hotspot, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on St. Martin's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as The Butterfly Farm, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Old House, a lovely museum found one and a quarter miles to the west-southwest, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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. The closest town to Green Cay is Orient Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for guests who want to see more of the area. From the beach, Orient Bay isn't far off, roughly three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a hotel room close to the beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from close-by. Find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over those shown below.

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

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Ethnic. The restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten besides Green Cay worth visiting.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Orient Beach, located within a mile or so. 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. On the other hand, Galion Beach offers more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it less than a mile to the south west.

Another option worth considering is Baie Lucas Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

St. Martin offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Green Cay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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