What's Near Villas on Great Bay

Sometimes booking accommodations close to the beach can add a special element to your holiday.

Many guests are excited to learn that Villas on Great Bay is directly on the water, so you won't have to go out of the way to enjoy what makes the region so popular. Not too far from some of St. Martin's main attractions, but outside of the congested areas, this site has a great location to have both a tranquil and entertaining experience. The beach on which this property is located is comparatively uncrowded.

Nearby Beaches

Great Bay

Needless to say, since Villas on Great Bay is located directly on Great Bay, spending time at the shore is a popular pastime here. 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. For guests who want some variety, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click on the following names to see more details:

Beaches Near The Villas on Great Bay
Beach Distance Direction Location
Indigo Bay Beach 0.8 WSW Little Bay
Cay Bay 1.5 W 1.9 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Back Bay 1.6 ESE 1.3 mi. East-Southeast of Philipsburg
Geneve Bay 1.6 E 1.3 mi. East of Philipsburg
Guana Bay 2.0 ENE Guana Bay
Gibbs Bay 2.3 ENE 1.0 mi. South of Oyster Pond
Kim Sha Beach 2.7 W Simpson Bay
Red Pond Bay 2.7 ENE 0.7 mi. South of Oyster Pond
Dawn Beach 2.9 NE Oyster Pond
Simpson Bay Beach 3.4 WNW Simpson Bay
Burgeaux Bay 4.3 W Beacon Hill
Maho Bay Beach 4.5 W Maho Reef
Mullet Bay 4.9 W 1.7 mi. West of Simpson Bay

Indigo Bay Beach is the closest choice to consider near Villas on Great Bay. Indigo Bay Beach, located on the southern end of the island, features soft white sand and calm waters, making it an popular destination for tourists. Considered to be one of the best beaches for kayaking on St. Maarten, the beach is also ideal for snorklers and divers, who will also find several great spots for underwater exploration around the numerous coral reefs located just off shore.

If you're on the lookout for a more peaceful beach scene, Back Bay might be just right for you. Back Bay is situated on the east coast of the island and features dramatic hills and exciting waves splashing against the coast. Visitors head to area to admire the geological formations and natural feel rather than swimming in the sea, which can be quite dangerous. Swimmers can choose instead to head toward the natural pools. You can find it located a mile and a half east-southeast of these accommodations.

Nearby Areas

Stopping over at a town or community close to your villa complex can be a nice day trip that brings variety to your trip, whether you're browsing a beautiful natural setting, or simply experiencing some of the local culture while on your trip. Villas on Great Bay is found toward the center of Philipsburg.

The table below lists the areas that are closest to Villas on Great Bay:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Little Bay 0.9 W
Welgelegen 1.1 WNW
Point Blanche 1.3 SE
Saunders 1.4 NNW
Betty's 1.6 N
Middle Region 1.6 NNE
Sint Maarten 1.7 N
Zorg En Rust 1.8 N
Dutch Quarter 1.9 NNE
Newll 1.9 W

Nearby Attractions

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Visitors who want to learn about local culture and have some fun outdoors while visiting the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten will find that Villas on Great Bay is an excellent home base for those who want to take advantage of this interesting area. You will soon notice that this area is simply full of different attractions to try, like Philipsburg Theatres, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, and The Salt Pickers. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Philipsburg Theatres.

When it comes to keeping the whole group smiling, you'll need to explore all your attraction options, like those listed in the table below.

Attractions Near The Villas on Great Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Philipsburg Theatres Movie Theater -- -- Philipsburg
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Museum -- -- Philipsburg
The Salt Pickers Monument 0.6 E Philipsburg
The Courthouse Historical Site 0.5 E Philipsburg
Wathey Square Park 0.5 E Philipsburg
St. Maarten Museum Museum 0.8 E Philipsburg
St. Maarten Zoo Zoo 1.0 NNE Philipsburg
Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins Historical Site -- -- 1.4 mi. Northeast of Philipsburg
Fort Willem I Historical Site 0.4 W Little Bay
Fort Amsterdam Historical Site 0.8 SSW 1.0 mi. South West of Philipsburg
Groot Bai Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 SSW 1.0 mi. South West of Philipsburg
Mary's Fancy Plantation Plantation 1.3 NNW Saunders
Emilio Wilson Historic Park Park 1.4 NNW Saunders
Sint Maarten Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.7 SE 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Sint Maarten Marine Park Eastern End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.7 SE 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Sint Maarten Marine Park Western End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.7 SE 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Belvedere Plantation Historical Site 2.3 NE 0.9 mi. West of Oyster Pond
Seaside Nature Park Park -- -- 1.9 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Megaplex 7 Movie Theater 2.2 W 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Caribbean Cinemas - St. Maarten Megaplex 7 Movie Theater 2.2 W 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Sunset Theatre Movie Theater -- -- Simpson Bay

If you're on the lookout for a chance to see something a little different, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit is an option worth considering. An unexpected find on the island, this Star Wars replica and memorabilia museum not only exists, but it is one of the top three most popular museums in the whole of the Caribbean. Created by international artist Nick Maley, you can stop in and tour all of the important movie history that has touched him and his wife over the years.

Nearby Accommodations

When choosing a location to stay in, it's sometimes worthwhile to learn about nearby lodging possibilities as a way to better understand the region. You'll be able to find plenty of other places to learn about before making a decision, as this section of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten plays host to an exceptional selection of resorts and hotels to choose from. Find out about all the area's hotel booking possibilities by reviewing the table below.

Accommodations near The Villas on Great Bay
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel 0.2 W Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sea Palace Resort 0.2 E Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Seaview Beach Hotel 0.4 E Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Horizon View Beach Hotel 0.6 E Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Holland House Beach Hotel 0.6 E Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Divi Little Bay Beach & Racquet Club 0.6 SW 0.9 mi. West-Southwest of Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Ernest Hotel -- -- Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Midtown Motel -- -- Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Monte Oro Hotel -- -- Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Paula's Country Inn -- -- Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
 

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