Anse Marcel is a beautiful beach, completely tucked away in a bay, with some of the brightest blue waters I've ever seen. The sand is soft and white and the shape of the bay calms the waves into gentle ripples.
Situated on the northwestern outskirts of Anse Marcel, this beach is on the South East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Many of St. Martin's beaches are secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. These spots may be perfect for those who need a break from crowds, but others crave the action and variety present at beaches like Anse Marcel.
This beach has two major hotels on its inland side, owning this beachfront property. There's also a marina with a channel into the bay on the east side of the beach.
There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Anse Marcel visitors find convenient and satisfying. Each country in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and St. Martin is no different. One truly memorable place to experience delicious local dishes is right on the water. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.
If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Anse Marcel is the ultimate convenience.
Those who want to dine by the water will appreciate that there are picnic tables available.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy.
You should remember that the immediate vicinity around Anse Marcel is an urban area, so you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.
This spot is on St. Martin's South East coast; it will be near other attractions like, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.
Historical attractions like Hope Estate Archeological Site provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Anse Marcel, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about St. Martin's past, without having to leave the coast.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
|Museum||1.0 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Hope Estate Archeological Site||Historical Site||1.2 mi.||S||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Mount Vernon Plantation||Historical Site||2.5 mi.||SSE||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|The Old House||Museum||2.5 mi.||SSE||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|The Butterfly Farm||Botanical Garden||2.6 mi.||SSE||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Durat Bridge||Historical Site||3.8 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Musée de Saint-Martin||Museum||4.1 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Fort Louis||Historical Site||4.1 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Musee Des Coquillages||Museum||4.1 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Old Prison||Historical Site||4.1 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Spring Sugar Mill||Historical Site||4.1 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Art Gallery||4.5 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
The nearby town of Grand-Case is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Grand-Case isn't far off, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).
Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Those seeking a place to stay near Anse Marcel shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those listed in the table below.
|Hotel Le Domaine De Lonvilliers||0.1 mi.||ESE||Resort|
|Hotel Riu Palace||0.3 mi.||ESE||Resort|
|Marquis Boutique Hotel||0.3 mi.||S||Resort|
|Le Meridien St Martin||0.4 mi.||SE||Motel|
|Grand Case Beach Club||0.8 mi.||WSW||Resort|
|Casa a Ti Case||--||--||Cottages|
When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is. This restaurant has a menu featuring Creole food. Many guests rave about their barbecue. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.
A few nearby dining options are listed below.
|(059) 052-3535||Creole||--||0.1 mi.||ESE|
|(059) 087-6700||Fusion||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||ESE|
|(059) 087-6700||International||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||ESE|
|(059) 087-6700||French||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||ESE|
|(059) 087-6700||--||--||0.3 mi.||ESE|
|(059) 027-5825||--||--||0.3 mi.||SE|
|Le Calypso||(059) 029-4160||Fusion, International||Informal||0.3 mi.||E|
|(059) 087-6799||--||--||0.4 mi.||SE|
|Sunset Café||(059) 087-5187||French||Informal||0.8 mi.||WSW|
|Spiga||(059) 052-4783||Italian||Fine Dining||0.9 mi.||SW|
Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Anse Marcel on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.
If the exciting vibe at Anse Marcel is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Baie de cul-de-sac, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located one and a quarter miles to the east-southeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Grande-Case Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located just a short distance away.
Travelers may also want to consider Baie Lucas Beach, which is located fairly close-by, so a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily.
You may find that Anse Marcel is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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