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.

Situated near the middle of Sint Maarten, 3.4 miles south-southwest of Caye Chateau, Geneve Bay is on the South East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the beaches in St. Martin are quiet and secluded, but Geneve Bay offers those same relaxation qualities without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Don't forget that the region in which Geneve Bay is located is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This spot is on St. Martin's South East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Diamond Casino, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of St. Martin, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is The Courthouse, which is a short taxi trip or walk away from the coast.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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

The nearby town of Philipsburg is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Philipsburg is a fairly short distance away, maybe one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is in a fairly touristed area, it shouldn't be all that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are wanting to find a place that's near the beach, the table that follows lists the options closest to Geneve Bay.

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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Bacchus. The restaurant features Italian food. They have become well-known, however, because of their pasta.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten will have lots of options besides Geneve Bay.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Great Bay, situated only a short distance away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Back Bay could provide more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a half mile to the south.

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

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in St. Martin; then again, taking a swim at Geneve Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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