What's Near Villa Starfish

Quite often, travelers decide to come to the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten because of the fabulous beaches that the island is so proud of.

If you or your group are big beach fans, Villa Starfish has what you need. This lodging is located right on the water, so tourists can spend all of their time in the sun if that is what they want to do.

Nearby Beaches

Dawn Beach

Obviously, since Villa Starfish is located directly on Dawn Beach, laying out in the sun 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 vacationers who want some variety, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click the name of each one in the table to read 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

The closest option is Red Pond Bay. 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.

You may also like nearby Great Bay where you'll find plenty of people. 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 beach is three miles south west of the property.

Nearby Areas

Guests who aren't ready to book their rooms before learning about what else is in the area may be wondering how close (or far) the neighboring town or city is from their location. Villa Starfish is found in toward the heart 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 serves as an excellent place to stay for active travelers. There are plenty of fun activities to be enjoyed when searching from this lodging. Yes, this region touts a wide array of places to explore, including Belvedere Plantation, Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins, and St. Maarten Zoo. Of the three, the closest is Belvedere Plantation.

Several more of this property's nearest attractions are shown in the table below.

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 on the lookout for an enjoyable experience, Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins is an option worth considering. 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 you're choosing where to book your stay, it can often be smart to learn more about nearby lodging possibilities as a way to get a better feel for the region. Although you'll only find a couple of additional hotel and resort options in this part of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, its tranquil surroundings ensure that it's a pleasant option for visitors looking for a peaceful getaway. The table that follows shows the booking possibilities you'll find in the vicinity.

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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