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 the heart of 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 consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. Red Pond Bay is one beach that is not terribly crowded, but it's not empty and secluded 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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Red Pond Bay can be found in a major tourist area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on St. Martin's North East coast; it will be near other attractions like Westin Casino, which is a quarter mile to the north.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of St. Martin, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Belvedere Plantation, which is one and a quarter miles away.

If a visit to the Red Pond Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions 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 Heritage Museum Museum 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

Cities and Towns

Red Pond Bay is close to Oyster Pond, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Oyster Pond is the closest city and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Red Pond Bay, Oyster Pond is a fairly short distance away, roughly three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it typically isn't all that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your party are wanting to get a place that's on or near the beach, 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 Hotel & Casino 2.4 mi. SW Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Aura. The restaurant offers a menu of French food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

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

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

Another location you might enjoy is Great Bay, situated just a short distance away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Gibbs Bay may be just what you're looking for. It's found a quarter mile to the south west.

You might also want to visit Dawn Beach, located a half mile to the north.

St. Martin has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Red Pond Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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