Mullet Bay

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Located on the western coast of the island, Mullet Bay Beach features a large strip of white sand, filled with palm trees and seagrapes. One of the best beaches on St. Maarten for swimming because of the excellent conditions of the crystalline waters, Mullet Bay is popular with tourists and locals alike. Be advised that depending on the current, the water may be strong.

Located in Sint Maarten, Mullet Bay is on the South West coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Many of the beaches in St. Martin are quiet and secluded, but the ambiance at Mullet Bay is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

How to Access The Beach

Mullet Bay beach is easily accessible, particularly as it is located by a popular golf course. Drivers should take Rhine Road to a local turnoff (signage is present throughout the area), where they will be led to a large car park area.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shores of the white sand Mullet Bay Beach are lined with lush majestic palm trees, which provide natural shade from the sultry island sun for beachgoers. To the south, there is a large hill featuring rocks and seagrass. This area may be slightly rocky as guests enter the water, so swimmers should consider moving northward along the beach.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. At one time Mullet Bay Beach was the most populous beach on the island, but when St. Maarten's main resort closed the crowds thinned out. The beach is still popular, and the weekdays are the best times to visit. On the weekends locals flock to these shores.

Don't forget that Mullet Bay's immediate surroundings are a popular spot, so show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on St. Martin's South West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Mullet Bay Golf Course, which is a few hundred yards to the north-northeast.

Historical attractions like Fort Willem I provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Mullet Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about St. Martin, without having to leave the coast. Actually, this shoreline is a quick taxi trip away from this destination of historical interest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mullet Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mullet Bay Golf Course Golf Course 0.2 mi. NNE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Grand Casino-Mullet Bay Casino 0.2 mi. NNW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Casino Royale Casino 0.4 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Atlantis World Casino Casino 0.4 mi. NW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Dunes Casino Casino 0.7 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Pelican Casino Casino 2.2 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Lightning Casino Casino 2.2 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Princess Casino Casino 2.5 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten Carousel Tourist Attraction 2.6 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Mounette Radot Gallery Art Gallery 2.7 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Paradise Plaza Casino Gambling Site 2.7 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Tropicana Casino Casino 2.8 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Cities near Mullet Bay include Simpson Bay, which is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for visitors who want to see more of the area. From the shore, Simpson Bay is just up the road, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people 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 a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking for a room close to Mullet Bay won't have a difficult time, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by perusing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Mullet Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino 0.3 mi. SE Resort
Sonesta Ocean Point 0.3 mi. SSE Resort
Towers at Mullet Bay 0.4 mi. N Resort
La Terrasse Suite Hotel At Maho Village 0.4 mi. SE Resort
Caravanserai Beach Resort 0.6 mi. SE Resort
Royal Turtle Inn 1.0 mi. E Hotel
Marys Boon Beach Plantation 1.3 mi. E Resort
Paradise Found 1.6 mi. E Hotel
Airport Inn Hotel -- -- Hotel
Chatelaine Hotel -- -- Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Sushi Bar. This restaurant has a menu featuring Japanese cuisine. They are also famous for their sushi.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Mullet Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sushi Bar (721) 545-2254 Japanese -- -- --
Sugar Cane Cafe (721) 552-1111 -- -- -- --
Brother Jimmy's Barbecue (721) 545-3564 American, Tex-Mex Informal 0.3 mi. SE
Kismet (721) 549-9342 -- -- 0.3 mi. SE
Maho Café (721) 545-2115 Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Ocean Terrace Restaurant (721) 545-2115 International Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Palms Grill Restaurant & Bar (721) 545-2115 Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Pizzeria Napoli (721) 545-2115 Italian Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
The Point Restaurant (721) 545-2115 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.3 mi. SE
Azul Mediterranean Restaurant (721) 545-3100 Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.3 mi. SSE
Ocean Terrace Restaurant (721) 545-3100 International Informal 0.3 mi. SSE
Bamboo Bernies (721) 542-3622 Japanese Informal 0.3 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten besides Mullet Bay.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Maho Bay Beach, situated within a mile or so. For plenty of fun in the sun, great swimming action, and fruity island drinks visit Maho Beach on St. Maarten. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Back Bay is just right. You'll find it six and a half miles to the east.

Travelers may also want to consider Cupecoy Bay, which is located a mile away. Cupecoy Bay Beach is an unspoiled landscape with pure white sands, towering cliffs, and shoreline caves perfect for exploration.

Maybe Mullet Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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