Attractions in Simpson Bay

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Simpson Bay Lagoon is one of the largest inland lagoons in the Caribbean, and the community that surrounds it fully takes advantage of the natural scenery that abounds between this attraction and the bay itself.  Despite its location so near the airport, this area of the island is rarely overcrowded, so tourists who visit can spend their days exploring local attractions with ease. 


Simpson Bay Beach

You'll discover several beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that section of the coast.

Burgeaux Bay: Access to the beach is provided by small sand paths between villas and cottages. These can be accessed off of Beacon Hill Road.

Another place to consider is Simpson Bay Beach. The halfmoon-shaped harbor of Simpson Bay beach follows the entire length of Simpson Bay Village, stretching over a mile long. This long stretch of beach boasts immaculate white sands and cool blue waters.

Kim Sha Beach: Kim Sha is located behind the bridge an outside the lagoon of Simpson Beach.

These examples are just some of what you can find. To see our detailed guide to beaches, click here.

Landmark Attractions

Border Obelisk

Border Obelisk is a historical site close to Simpson Bay. At the Border Obelisk, visitors can walk around the monuments which marks the official border that splits the two countries, as well as several national flags.

Another landmark worth visiting is Musee Des Coquillages. It is situated in downtown Marigot, 2.3 mi. North-Northeast of central Simpson Bay. The museum is open during the week from 10:00am until 6:00pm, with a two hour break starting at noon. On the weekend, the museum is only open from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

Old Prison: For many years, the Old Prison of Marigot held the prisoners of the island who committed various crimes. The prison's role changed however in 1968, when the building was converted into a fire station and the prisoners transferred to a newer site.

But that's not all -- there are a nice selection of other options as well. To see our complete guide to landmarks near Simpson Bay, navigate to this page.

Natural Attractions

St. Maarten Zoo

Visitors who enjoy spending time outdoors will frequently enjoy spending some time at Seaside Nature Park. <p>Visitors looking to explore the natural side of Sint Maarten will be pleased with the Seaside Nature Park; which takes an already beautiful natural coastline and combines it with miles of trails that twist in and out of the forest. Nature lovers will be able to explore the area and experience some amazing sights.</p>

Emilio Wilson Historic Park is a second attraction worth considering. <p>Emilio Wilson Park sits on the grounds of what was once a sugar plantation kept in operation by slave labor. In 1954, Emilio Wilson, the grandson of a former slave, bought the property and opened it to the public as a park in memory of the slaves who made St. Martin what it was. Today, the property is controversial, but it remains open for recreational use.</p>

These examples are only a few of your options. To visit our complete page about natural attractions near Simpson Bay, navigate to this page.


Looking for a bit of action? Vacationers interested in trying their luck will discover a handful of places to do so in this area.

Paradise Plaza Casino, part of Paradise Mall, is found in southeastern Simpson Bay. Situated right near some of St. Maarten's most popular resort properties, Paradise Plaza Casino is always teeming with tourists trying to dance with Lady Luck. Modern slot machines and sports betting keeps everything exciting, making your night on the town one you won't soon forget.

If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, consider heading to Princess Casino. There are more than 650 slot machines and 20 live table games available at Princess, along with live shoes, a sushi bar, buffet restaurant, and a pub.

Lightning Casino: Just a few minutes away from the airport, Lightning Casino caters to sports fans with big screen televisions broadcasting sporting events from around the world while they game.

Of course, there will be plenty of other choices too. Navigate here to see our page regarding gaming in Simpson Bay.


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