Geneve Bay

Located on the east coast of the island and a short distance from the capital city of Philipsburg, Geneve Bay features a small, secluded beach area. Black sand makes the area less ideal for sunbathing, but the beautiful isolation and exciting waves from the Atlantic give the area an exciting atmosphere.

Positioned near the middle of Sint Maarten, 3.4 miles south-southwest of Caye Chateau, Geneve Bay is on the South East edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Perhaps Geneve Bay is a favorite among travelers because it's a beach that is not terribly crowded, even though its not far from some of St. Martin's best hotspots.

How to Access The Beach

Access to the beach is limited to hikers, who should take a vehicle to Trinton Shell Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Comprised of black sand and surrounding by seagrapes and hills, the beach at Geneve Bay is not targeted toward typical beachgoers. Rather, the rugged atmosphere is suited for hikers and adventurers. Similarly, the rougher waters make the water ideal for surfing.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Geneve Bay is located within an active, busy area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on St. Martin's South East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Diamond Casino, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like St. Maarten Heritage Museum (found only a walk or a short cab ride away) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience St. Martin's culture.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Geneve Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Diamond Casino Casino 0.9 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
St. Maarten Heritage Museum Museum 0.9 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
St. Maarten Museum Museum 0.9 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Salt Pickers Monument 1.1 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Nanette Bearden Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery 1.1 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Courthouse Historical Site 1.1 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Wathey Square Park 1.1 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Great Bay Boardwalk Scenic Trail 1.2 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Museum 1.2 mi. WNW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins Historical Site 1.4 mi. NNW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Great Bay Boardwalk West Scenic Trail 1.5 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Lb Scott Sports Auditorium Sporting Event Venue 1.7 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

The town of Philipsburg is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Philipsburg is not far away, maybe one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Travelers hoping to find a place to stay close to the beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Geneve Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tamarind Hotel 0.9 mi. SW Hotel
Rama Hotel Apartments -- -- Hotel
Holland House Beach Hotel 1.1 mi. W Hotel
Horizon View Beach Hotel 1.1 mi. W Hotel
Ernest Hotel -- -- Hotel
Midtown Motel -- -- Motel
Monte Oro Hotel -- -- Motel
Paula's Country Inn -- -- Hotel
Seaview Hotel & Casino 1.2 mi. W Hotel
Sea Palace Resort 1.4 mi. W Hotel

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Bacchus. This restaurant features Italian cuisine. They are also famous for their pasta.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Geneve Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bacchus (721) 087-1570 Italian Fine Dining -- --
Guanabay Beach Bar Grille (721) 542-6942 -- -- 0.7 mi. NNE
Greenhouse Philipsburg (721) 542-2941 American, International Very Casual 0.9 mi. W
Oriental Bar & Restaurant (721) 542-5024 -- -- -- --
Le Blue Peter (721) 543-0461 -- -- 1.0 mi. W
Shiv Sagar (721) 542-2299 Indian Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Pasanggrahan Restaurant (721) 542-3588 Eclectic Informal 1.0 mi. W
Ben & Marcos -- -- -- 1.0 mi. W
Oualichi Beach Bar (721) 542-4316 Caribbean, Creole, French Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Shieka's Vegetarian & Caribbean Cuisine (721) 542-0068 Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. W
Taloula Mango's (721) 555-7000 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Chesterfields Restaurant (721) 542-3484 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Geneve Bay.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Great Bay, found just a little ways away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Back Bay may be just what you're looking for. It's found a half mile to the south.

You may also enjoy Guana Bay, located only a short distance away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in St. Martin; then again, visiting Geneve Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in St. Martin even more memorable.

 

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