Red Pond Bay

Located on the eastern coast of the island and south of the popular resorts like the Westin and Oyster Bay Beach, Red Pond Bay features a quiet and private beach, used only by private house owners. The area isn't suited for swimming, due to the more aggressive waves, but does offer an opportunity for an incredible view of the Caribbean Sea.

Located in Sint Maarten, 1.8 miles south of Caye Chateau, Red Pond Bay is on the North East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may want to give Red Pond Bay a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach
Due to the location of the beach, which requires a descent down rocky hills, only those physically able should make the attempt. Drivers should take March Clam Road until it ends, where they can park and begin their descent.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is primarily composed of rough sand, with large rocks dotting the area. The beach will likely be uninhabited, as the area is home to mainly private homes.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

You should remember that Red Pond Bay's location is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on St. Martin's North East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Westin Casino, which is a quarter mile to the north.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit. It's not far from the shores at Red Pond Bay, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Red Pond Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Westin Casino Casino 0.3 mi. N the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Belvedere Plantation Historical Site 1.2 mi. NW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins Historical Site 1.2 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Museum 2.0 mi. WSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Salt Pickers Monument 2.1 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Diamond Casino Casino 2.2 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
St. Maarten Museum Museum 2.2 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Nanette Bearden Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Courthouse Historical Site 2.3 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Wathey Square Park 2.3 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Great Bay Boardwalk Scenic Trail 2.3 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Great Bay Boardwalk West Scenic Trail 2.5 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Oyster Pond is not far away, roughly three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is in a fairly popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be that tough to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you and your group are wanting to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Red Pond Bay.

Accommodations near Red Pond Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa 0.3 mi. N Resort
Oyster Bay Beach Resort 0.7 mi. N Resort
Defiance Haven Hotel -- -- Hotel
Ernest Hotel -- -- Hotel
Midtown Motel -- -- Motel
Monte Oro Hotel -- -- Motel
Paula's Country Inn -- -- Hotel
Holland House Beach Hotel 2.3 mi. SW Hotel
Horizon View Beach Hotel 2.3 mi. SW Hotel
Seaview Beach Hotel 2.4 mi. SW Hotel

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Aura. The restaurant has French food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Red Pond Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aura (721) 543-6700 French Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Ocean (721) 543-6700 Contemporary Informal 0.3 mi. N
Ocean Blu (721) 543-6700 Japanese Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Big Fish (721) 554-3009 Caribbean -- 0.4 mi. N
Aura -- -- -- 0.4 mi. N
Daniel's By The Sea (721) 543-6828 Italian Informal 0.6 mi. N
Beau Beau’s (721) 543-6040 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
Infinity Restaurant (721) 543-6040 International Informal 0.7 mi. N
Mr. Busby's Restaurant (721) 543-6088 Bar and grill -- -- --
Guanabay Beach Bar Grille (721) 542-6942 -- -- 0.9 mi. SSW
Bacchus (721) 087-1570 Italian Fine Dining -- --
New Luck Restaurant (721) 542-2184 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, so Red Pond Bay is not your only option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Great Bay, found only a short distance away. On the other hand, Gibbs Bay could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it a quarter mile to the south west.

You might also want to visit Dawn Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

St. Martin has plenty to offer its visitors, and Red Pond Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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