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 might want even if you aren't staying very close. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may really like the middle ground found at Green Cay. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's also not completely secluded.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Since Green Cay can be located inside a tourist hotspot, many try to show up early.
Green Cay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find 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're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Old House. This museum is located one and a quarter miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.
Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.
|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|
Green Cay is near Orient Bay, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Cities near Green Cay include Orient Bay, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a pleasant day trip for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From Green Cay, Orient Bay is a fairly short distance away, maybe three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Vacationers trying to find a room not far from Green Cay will find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by looking over those listed below.
|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|
If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Ethnic. The restaurant serves International cuisine.
Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|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|
|590 87 43 25||Caribbean||Fine Dining||--||--|
|Domino's Pizza Orient Bay||(059) 064-2881||Italian||Very Casual||--||--|
The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has many nice beaches, so if Green Cay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.
You might also enjoy Orient Beach, located only 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 looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Galion Beach is just right. You'll find it less than a mile to the south west.
Another option worth considering is Baie Lucas Beach, which is located only a short distance away.
You may find that Green Cay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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