What's Near Villas on Great Bay

Often, guests decide to take a trip to the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten just to experience the breath-taking beaches that the island is so well known for. If you are a big beach fan, Villas on Great Bay is set in the perfect location for you. This lodging is set right on the water, so tourists can spend as much time as they like soaking up the sun if they so desire. The beach on this property boasts the perfect balance as far as daily visitors; it's not too far from popular sites in St. Martin, and still manages a presence that is not overtly crowded or hectic.

Nearby Beaches

Great Bay

Needless to say, since Villas on Great Bay sits directly on Great Bay, laying out in the sun is popular with guests staying at this property. 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 to venture farther away, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the names below to see more details:

Beaches Near The Villas on Great Bay
Beach Distance Direction Location
Little 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

One of the most convenient options is Little Bay Beach. Little 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 instead you're interested in a less raucous beach scene, Back Bay could be just what the doctor ordered. 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 just a quick hike off.

Nearby Areas

Stopping over at a town or community close to your villa complex can help diversify your itinerary, 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 located toward the heart of Philipsburg.

The following table contains a listing of areas near 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

Vacationers in search of plenty of activities during their trip to the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten will find that Villas on Great Bay is in a fun location with plenty of nearby sights. In fact, this region is simply full of places for travelers to explore, like Philipsburg Theatres, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, and The Salt Pickers, to name a few. The closest of the three is Philipsburg Theatres.

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 following table.

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 Heritage Museum Museum 0.8 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
Caribbean Cinemas Movie Theater -- -- Cole Bay
Megaplex 7 Movie Theater 2.2 W 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Sunset Theatre Movie Theater -- -- Simpson Bay

If you're looking for somewhere interesting to go, 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

Getting info about nearby lodging options is sometimes an excellent way to get a better feel for the area as whole. Readers will be able to find no shortage of additional destinations to consider before coming to a decision, as this portion of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten offers travelers an excellent range of hotel and resort options. The table that follows contains the booking possibilities found in the vicinity.

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 Hotel & Casino 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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