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 edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Mullet Bay is one of those beaches that never gets too crowded, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

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 snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. 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.

Bear in mind that Mullet Bay is in an area which is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on St. Martin's South West coast; it's located near attractions like Mullet Bay Golf Course, which is pretty close, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you want more information on the history of St. Martin, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Willem I, which is easily reached by taxi.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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
Starz City & 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

Mullet Bay is very close to Simpson Bay, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town to Mullet Bay is Simpson Bay, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for guests wanting to scope out the local scene. From Mullet Bay, Simpson Bay is not far away, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers hoping to find a hotel room near the beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing what's listed 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

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Sushi Bar. This restaurant offers a menu of Japanese cuisine. They also specialize in sushi.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Mullet Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also enjoy Maho Bay Beach, located just a little ways away. For plenty of fun in the sun, great swimming action, and fruity island drinks visit Maho Beach on St. Maarten. Others might prefer Back Bay, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's located six and a half miles to the east.

Another location you may want to try is Cupecoy Bay, which is located a mile to the northwest. Cupecoy Bay Beach is an unspoiled landscape with pure white sands, towering cliffs, and shoreline caves perfect for exploration.

While St. Martin has many alluring attractions, visiting Mullet Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in St. Martin even more memorable.

 

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