What's Near The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa

The delightful beaches on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten are boasted as the most alluring attractions that the island has to offer.

Luckily, The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is right on the water and sand, so you won't have to go far to experience first hand what makes the area such a popular vacation destination.

Nearby Beaches

Dawn Beach

Naturally, since The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is positioned directly on Dawn Beach, laying out in the sun is a popular pastime at this property. 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 are willing to venture off site, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click the name of each one in the table to view a detailed discussion:

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
Indigo Bay Beach 3.6 SW Little Bay
Cay Bay 4.2 WSW 1.9 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay

Red Pond Bay is the closest to The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa. 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 there will be plenty to keep you busy. 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. You can find this one three miles south west of the property.

Nearby Areas

Travelers who'd like some more information about what else is in the area might want to find out how far—or near—the nearest town or city is from their accommodations. The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is located in 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

Travelers who want to learn about local culture and have some fun outdoors while vacationing on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten will quickly learn that The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa makes an exceptional starting point for their daily excursions. In fact, this particular part of Oyster Pond claims a number of exciting attractions, 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 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 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
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
Caribbean Cinemas - St. Maarten 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 somewhere a little different to visit, Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins may be just what you're looking for. 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 often helpful to learn about nearby accommodations as a way to better understand the surrounding area. Even though you'll only find one other place to stay in this part of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, its tranquil surroundings make it an excellent option for visitors seeking a secluded retreat.

 

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