What's Near The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa

Quite often, visitors have decided to spend their vacations on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten because of the spectacular beaches that the island is known for. If all you can think about is the beach, The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is set in the perfect location for you. This site is situated right along the water and sand, so visitors can spend as much time as they like soaking up the sun if that is what they want to do.

Nearby Beaches

Dawn Beach

Needless to say, since The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is located directly on Dawn Beach, relaxing at the water's edge is a popular pastime 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 those who want some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the names below to view a detailed page:

Beaches Near Westin Dawn
Beach Distance Direction Location
Red Pond Bay 0.3 S 0.7 mi. South of Oyster Pond
Gibbs Bay 0.6 SSW 1.0 mi. South of Oyster Pond
Guana Bay 1.1 SSW Guana Bay
Geneve Bay 1.8 SSW 1.3 mi. East of Philipsburg
Back Bay 2.3 SSW 1.3 mi. East-Southeast of Philipsburg
Great Bay 2.8 SW Philipsburg
Little Bay Beach 3.6 SW Little Bay
Cay Bay 4.2 WSW 1.9 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay

The most obvious one to visit 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 can also try 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 a quick distance off.

Nearby Areas

Vacationers who are hesitant to book their accommodations before learning about what's in the surrounding area might want to find out how far—or near—the neighboring town or city is from their location. The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is found along the southern outskirts of Oyster Pond.

The following table contains a listing of areas near The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Defiance 1.0 W
Guana Bay 1.1 SSW
Belvedere 1.4 WNW
Middle Region 1.5 W
Dutch Quarter 1.6 W
Nazareth 2.0 W
Zorg En Rust 2.0 W
Sint Maarten 2.5 W
Philipsburg 2.5 SW
Dutch Cul de Sac 2.6 W

Nearby Attractions

St. Maarten Zoo

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is an excellent locale for active tourists. There are more than a few active pursuits to be found when exploring near this lodging. In fact, this section of Oyster Pond has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, like Belvedere Plantation, Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins, and St. Maarten Zoo. Of the three, the closest is Belvedere Plantation.

When it comes to finding area attractions that are just right for your family, it's best to know all your options, like those listed in the table below.

Attractions Near Westin Dawn
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Belvedere Plantation Historical Site 1.0 WNW 0.9 mi. West of Oyster Pond
Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins Historical Site -- -- 1.4 mi. Northeast of Philipsburg
St. Maarten Zoo Zoo 2.1 WSW Philipsburg
Philipsburg Theatres Movie Theater -- -- Philipsburg
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Museum -- -- Philipsburg
The Salt Pickers Monument 2.3 SW Philipsburg
The Courthouse Historical Site 2.5 SW Philipsburg
St. Maarten Heritage Museum Museum 2.4 SW Philipsburg
St. Maarten Museum Museum 2.4 SW Philipsburg
Wathey Square Park 2.5 SW Philipsburg
Mary's Fancy Plantation Plantation 3.0 W Saunders
Emilio Wilson Historic Park Park 3.0 W Saunders
Fort Willem I Historical Site 3.1 WSW Little Bay
Sint Maarten Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.1 SSW 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Sint Maarten Marine Park Eastern End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.1 SSW 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Sint Maarten Marine Park Western End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.1 SSW 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Fort Amsterdam Historical Site 3.5 SW 1.0 mi. South West of Philipsburg
Groot Bai Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.5 SW 1.0 mi. South West of Philipsburg
Caribbean Cinemas Movie Theater -- -- Cole Bay
Seaside Nature Park Park -- -- 1.9 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Megaplex 7 Movie Theater 4.7 W 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Sunset Theatre Movie Theater -- -- Simpson Bay

If you're searching for an interesting place to visit, Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins could be a good option. 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

Learning more about nearby lodging options is sometimes an easy way to get a better feel for the area as whole. Even though there is only one other place to stay right around The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa, its tranquil surroundings make it a nice option for visitors seeking a peaceful getaway.

 

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