Cay Bay

Located on the southern coast of the island, west of Fort Amsterdam, Cay Bay offers a remote beach area that is perfect for nature lovers. The surrounding area is padded with lush green vegetation, with a small dirt path leading to the beach itself. The underwater sights are excellent.

Located in Sint Maarten, 1.9 miles west of Philipsburg, Cay Bay is on the North coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Although there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. St. Martin is full of fun options, like Cay Bay.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach requires both a vehicle capable of four wheel drive and a short walk through a trail. Drivers should follow Cay Bay Road to the area, where they can park freely. It is then a short walk to the beach area itself.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cay Bay remains fairly isolated and remote, as opposed to many of the beach areas to the east. The beach is a site for local dive shops to train divers, as the water is shallow and features beautiful underwaters sealife and ship wreckage. The sand is perfect for walking around the bay's extended, horseshoe-shaped beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Cay Bay will be found within a major tourist area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Cay Bay is on St. Martin's North coast. It is near Tropicana Casino, which is located three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

If you're intrigued by St. Martin's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Willem I, which is just a walk or cab ride away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cay Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Tropicana Casino Casino 0.8 mi. NW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Paradise Plaza Casino Gambling Site 0.9 mi. NW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Mounette Radot Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. NW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten Carousel Tourist Attraction 1.0 mi. NW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Willem I Historical Site 1.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Amsterdam Historical Site 1.2 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Groot Bai Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.2 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Golden Casino Casino 1.3 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Lightning Casino Casino 1.4 mi. NW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Cricket Field Sporting Event Venue 1.4 mi. NE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Pelican Casino Casino 1.4 mi. WNW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Princess Casino Casino 1.5 mi. NNW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Cay Bay is near Simpson Bay, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Cities near Cay Bay include Simpson Bay, which isn't a congested area, and it will be a nice day out for guests wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the coast, Simpson Bay is not far away, about two miles (three kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it is not typically much of a challenge to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For visitors wanting to get a place that's near the beach, the following table shows the closest options to Cay Bay.

Accommodations near Cay Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Belair Beach Hotel 0.9 mi. E Resort
Carls Unique Inn 1.0 mi. NNW Hotel
Divi Little Bay Beach & Racquet Club 1.1 mi. E Resort
El Manar 1.2 mi. NW Hotel
Paradise Inn -- -- Motel
Pelican Resort 1.3 mi. WNW Resort
La Vista Beach Resort 1.3 mi. WNW Resort
The Atrium Beach Resort 1.3 mi. NW Resort
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel 1.3 mi. E Resort
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina 1.4 mi. WNW Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is El Conkin Bar Restaurant.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Cay Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Conkin Bar Restaurant (721) 544-5678 -- -- 0.4 mi. NW
Baskin Robbins Sint Maarten (721) 543-7981 Eclectic -- -- --
Cafe Divine (721) 542-2333 -- -- -- --
Seafood Galley & Raw Bar (721) 545-3253 -- -- -- --
Tropical Delight (721) 542-6502 -- -- -- --
Lido Bbq -- -- -- 0.7 mi. NW
KFC Cole Bay -- American Very Casual 0.7 mi. NW
Le Charolais (721) 544-5531 -- -- -- --
Ocean City -- -- -- 0.7 mi. NW
Grill House Bar Restaurant (721) 544-2577 -- -- -- --
Peiking -- -- -- 0.8 mi. NW
Pride Of India (721) 544-4917 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Cay Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Another option worth considering is Indigo Bay Beach, located within a short distance. Enjoy exciting watersports, or explore interesting historical sites while visiting Little Bay Beach.

St. Martin has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Cay Bay could end up a family favorite.


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