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.

Positioned toward the center of 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 might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Although there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Cay Bay happens to be located within an area popular among tourist, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on St. Martin's North coast. It's located near Tropicana Casino, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few favorite destinations 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. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Willem I, which is one and an eighth miles away.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 in the Simpson Bay area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Cities near Cay Bay include Simpson Bay, which is not overly developed, and it will be a pleasant day trip for those wanting to get a taste of local life. From Cay Bay, Simpson Bay is a quick trip away, about two miles (three kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— 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 travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors seeking a place to stay not far from the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those shown in the table that follows.

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 the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is El Conkin Bar Restaurant.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

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

Cay Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.

You may also enjoy Indigo Bay Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the east. Enjoy exciting watersports, or explore interesting historical sites while visiting Little Bay Beach.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in St. Martin; then again, Cay Bay is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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