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.

Set 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 might think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Many of the beaches in St. Martin are quiet and secluded, but the ambiance at Red Pond Bay is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

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, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Red Pond Bay is located in a popular area that can get crowded, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on St. Martin's North East coast; it will be near other attractions like Westin Casino, which is a quarter mile away.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit. This museum is relatively near Red Pond Bay, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

Red Pond Bay is very close to Oyster Pond, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find Oyster Pond, a city which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Red Pond Bay, Oyster Pond is just up the road, maybe three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is located in a fairly popular vacation spot, it usually isn't very tough to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For those hoping to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the accommodation options 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're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Aura. The restaurant serves delicious French food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

There are other beaches on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten you might like besides Red Pond Bay.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Great Bay, situated within a mile or so. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Gibbs Bay is just right. It's located a quarter mile to the south west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Dawn Beach, which is located a half mile to the north.

St. Martin has so much to offer, so visiting Red Pond Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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