What's Near Villas on Great Bay

The delightful beaches on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten are considered some of the most enjoyable sights that you'll find in the region.

If you are a fan of the beach, Villas on Great Bay has what you need. This property is situated along the shore, so visitors can spend their whole trip in the sun if they so desire. This beach boasts a wonderful weight as far as daily visitors; it is not far off from the landmarks in St. Martin, but manages a presence that is not too crowded or hectic.

Nearby Beaches

Great Bay

Obviously, since Villas on Great Bay is located right on Great Bay, spending time at the shore is popular with guests staying 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 travelers who want to venture farther away, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click on the names below to view a detailed page:

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 probably the most convenient option to visit near these accommodations. 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 searching for a stretch of sand that attracts very few tourists, Back Bay may be just what you're looking for. 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. It can be found only a meager hike away.

Nearby Areas

Guests who are hesitant to book their accommodations before learning about what is close by might like to know how far away the closest town or city is from their accommodations. Villas on Great Bay is located outside 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

Villas on Great Bay serves as an excellent place to stay for active vacationers. There are plenty of active pursuits to be discovered when starting at this lodging. In fact, this particular part of Philipsburg claims a number of exciting attractions, like Philipsburg Theatres, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, and The Salt Pickers, to name a few. The nearest attraction of the three is Philipsburg Theatres.

Proving that this site has a great location, there are many more attractions nearby, like those shown 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 looking for a chance to see something a little different, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit might be the right choice for you. 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 where to book your stay, it is sometimes a good idea to find out about nearby accommodations in order to better understand the surrounding area. You will find no shortage of additional properties to learn about before reaching a decision, as this portion of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten offers travelers an impressive range of resorts and hotels to choose from. In order to find more information about the booking possibilities available in the vicinity, see 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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