What's Near Villa Starfish

Quite often, travelers plan to spend their holidays on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten just for the beautiful beaches that the region is famous for.

Many guests are excited to learn that this property is on the water, so you won't have to go very far to enjoy the pleasant coast.

Nearby Beaches

Dawn Beach

Obviously, since Villa Starfish was built directly on Dawn Beach, hanging out at the beach is one of the main attractions here. Located on the east coast of the island, Dawn Beach is a long stretch of beautiful white sand bordering clear waters. Sharing the beach with the Westin St Maarten, the area is popular with tourists, though its length allows for some areas to be quieter than others. For travelers who are willing to venture off site, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click the names below to view our detailed article:

Beaches Near Villa Starfish
Beach Distance Direction Location
Red Pond Bay 0.5 S 0.7 mi. South of Oyster Pond
Gibbs Bay 0.8 SSW 1.0 mi. South of Oyster Pond
Guana Bay 1.3 SSW Guana Bay
Geneve Bay 2.1 SSW 1.3 mi. East of Philipsburg
Back Bay 2.5 SSW 1.3 mi. East-Southeast of Philipsburg
Great Bay 3.0 SW Philipsburg
Indigo Bay Beach 3.8 SW Little Bay
Cay Bay 4.4 WSW 1.9 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay

Red Pond Bay is the closest to Villa Starfish. Located on the eastern coast of the island and south of the popular resorts like the Westin and Oyster Bay Beach, Red Pond Bay features a quiet and private beach, used only by private house owners. The area isn't suited for swimming, due to the more aggressive waves, but does offer an opportunity for an incredible view of the Caribbean Sea.

If the remoteness of Red Pond Bay doesn't suit your style, you could instead enjoy Great Bay which provides a fun, colorful scene of crowds and water activities. Great Bay, located on the southern end of the island and in the heart of the capital, features a two mile long beach filled with lush white sand and beautiful palms. An extended boardwalk adds a party atmosphere to the beach. This one is three miles south west of the lodgings.

Nearby Areas

Guests who aren't ready to book their rooms before learning about what else is in the area may want to know how far the nearby town or city is from their accommodations. Villa Starfish is found toward the center of Oyster Pond.

The table below lists the areas that are closest to Villa Starfish:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Defiance 1.1 WSW
Guana Bay 1.3 SSW
Belvedere 1.4 W
Middle Region 1.6 W
Dutch Quarter 1.7 W
Nazareth 2.0 W
Zorg En Rust 2.1 W
Sint Maarten 2.6 W
Dutch Cul de Sac 2.6 W
Philipsburg 2.7 SW

Nearby Attractions

St. Maarten Zoo

Villa Starfish is a great place to stay for active tourists. There are numerous active pursuits to be found when searching from this lodging. As a matter of fact, this area has countless opportunities for exploration, like Belvedere Plantation, Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins, and St. Maarten Zoo, to name a few. The closest of the three is Belvedere Plantation.

These provide just a sample of all your options; for more attractions in this area, see those named in the following table.

Attractions Near Villa Starfish
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Belvedere Plantation Historical Site 1.0 W 0.9 mi. West of Oyster Pond
Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins Historical Site -- -- 1.4 mi. Northeast of Philipsburg
St. Maarten Zoo Zoo 2.2 WSW Philipsburg
Philipsburg Theatres Movie Theater -- -- Philipsburg
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Museum -- -- Philipsburg
The Salt Pickers Monument 2.5 SW Philipsburg
The Courthouse Historical Site 2.7 SW Philipsburg
St. Maarten Museum Museum 2.6 SW Philipsburg
Wathey Square Park 2.7 SW Philipsburg
Mary's Fancy Plantation Plantation 3.1 W Saunders
Emilio Wilson Historic Park Park 3.1 W Saunders
Fort Willem I Historical Site 3.3 SW Little Bay
Sint Maarten Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.4 SSW 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Sint Maarten Marine Park Eastern End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.4 SSW 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Sint Maarten Marine Park Western End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.4 SSW 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Fort Amsterdam Historical Site 3.7 SW 1.0 mi. South West of Philipsburg
Groot Bai Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.7 SW 1.0 mi. South West of Philipsburg
Seaside Nature Park Park -- -- 1.9 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Megaplex 7 Movie Theater 4.8 WSW 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Caribbean Cinemas - St. Maarten Megaplex 7 Movie Theater 4.8 WSW 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Sunset Theatre Movie Theater -- -- Simpson Bay

If you're looking for an interesting place to visit, Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins might be just right for you. Built around the 1850's, Sucker Garden Salt Factory was at the time an experiment in increasing the efficiency of salt collection. The factory had a near century long lifespan, and was abandoned in 1948.

Nearby Accommodations

When deciding where to book your stay, it's sometimes helpful to learn about nearby lodging options in order to get a better feel for the region. Although there are only a couple of additional resort and hotel options right around Villa Starfish, its quiet surroundings make it an excellent choice for guests looking to enjoy a secluded vacation spot. Find the details you need about all the surrounding area's booking possibilities by checking the following table.

Accommodations near Villa Starfish
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Oyster Bay Beach Resort 0.2 NE Oyster Pond, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa 0.2 S Oyster Pond, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

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