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.

Located near the center 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 might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. It's often said that Geneve Bay is the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in St. Martin may be just as pretty, but tend to be more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Geneve Bay happens to be located in an area that sees many visitors, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Geneve Bay on the South East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten; the area is home to other attractions such as Diamond Casino, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historic attractions, including The Courthouse, offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Geneve Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about St. Martin's past, without having to venture too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located one and an eighth miles from this interesting historical site.

The beach is 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 Geneve Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Diamond Casino Casino 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
Golden Casino Casino 1.8 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Geneve Bay is close to Philipsburg, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Philipsburg, a city which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Geneve Bay, Philipsburg is a quick trip away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests hoping to find a place to stay close to the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from nearby. Find the closest lodging options by perusing what's listed 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 Beach Hotel 1.2 mi. W Hotel
Sea Palace Resort 1.4 mi. W Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Bacchus. This restaurant serves delicious Italian food. They are also known for their pasta.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

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
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
Cafe Dot Com (721) 542-0352 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Geneve Bay.

You might also enjoy Great Bay, situated within a mile or so. Others might prefer Back Bay, which offers more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it a half mile to the south.

Another location you may want to try is Guana Bay, located within a short distance.

St. Martin offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and paying a visit to Geneve Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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