What's Located Around The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa

Sometimes finding accommodations near the right beach can make your vacation even more special.

If you are a fan of the beach, The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa has what you need. This site is located right on the water, so guests can spend all of their time soaking up the sun if that is what they want to do.

Nearby Beaches

Dawn Beach

Obviously, since The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is located right on Dawn Beach, spending time at the shore is popular with guests staying 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 are eager for some variety, the following options each offer something a little different. Click the name of each one in the table 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
Indigo 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.

Another beach to consider visiting is Great Bay where there are plenty of opportunities for activities and being social. 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 a small trip off.

Nearby Areas

Hopping over to a town or community that neighbors your resort can be a nice day trip that brings variety to your trip, no matter if you're just exploring the area's hidden attractions, or sampling authentic cuisine with the locals. The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa can be found along the southern outskirts of Oyster Pond.

The table below lists the areas that are closest to 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 a wonderful spot for active visitors. There are plenty of activities to be discovered when starting at this accommodation. In fact, this area has a lot of places for vacationers to explore, such as Belvedere Plantation, Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins, and St. Maarten Zoo, to name a few. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Belvedere Plantation.

In search of even more activities to keep you busy? Take a look at all the things to do near the property, which 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 looking for an interesting place to visit, Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins could be just what the doctor ordered. 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 deciding where to stay, it is sometimes helpful to find out about nearby accommodations in order to get a better feel for the surrounding area. Even though there's only one additional place to stay right around The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa, the quiet surroundings here make it a pleasant option for travelers hoping to find a peaceful vacation destination.

 

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