Baie aux Prunes

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A long, beautiful tan sand beach, Baie aux Prunes is a great destination on St. Martin. The waters are sometimes choppy and coral formations are just offshore, so careful swimming.

Situated in Las Terres Basses, 2.0 miles northwest of Point Pirouette, Baie aux Prunes is on the South West coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. You will generally find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, since the vicinity around the beach and the beach itself are not extremely crowded.

How to Access The Beach
You can access the beach from the Rue de la Falaise. There is a path that leads to the beach and doesn't trespass on anyone's beachfront property.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach is best for taking long, sunset strolls and laying out on the flat sand. There are some trees, but not much shade here. The edges of the beach are visually appealing rock cliffs that curve out to the sea.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South West coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten; the area hosts attractions such as Marigot Musee, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want more information on the history of St. Martin, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One attraction of this sort is Fort Louis, which is four miles away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Baie aux Prunes
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Marigot Musee Museum 2.9 E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 4.1 E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 4.1 E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 4.1 E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 4.1 E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Baie aux Prunes tourists seeking additional places to explore will want to consider heading over to Marigot, because it's not far away and is an especially active area of St. Martin. From Baie aux Prunes, Marigot is a fairly short distance away, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For those wanting to find a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Baie aux Prunes.

Accommodations near Baie aux Prunes
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Belmond La Samanna 1.5 E Resort
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort 2.5 E Resort
Centr' Hotel 4.1 E Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Beach Bars. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Baie aux Prunes
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beach Bars -- -- -- 1.7 mi. E
La Cigale (059) 087-9023 French Fine Dining 2.8 mi. E
Le Pecheur (059) 087-8270 -- -- 2.9 mi. E
Le Chalet (061) 379-0362 -- -- 3.2 mi. E
Mario's Bistro (059) 087-0636 Contemporary, French, International Fine Dining 3.5 mi. E
Petite Auberge (059) 087-5631 Creole, French Very Casual 3.9 mi. E
La Flibuste (059) 029-0288 International Very Casual 3.9 mi. E
Croissanterie (059) 029-2266 -- -- 3.9 mi. E
Tropicana (590) 087-7907 -- -- 4.0 mi. E
Sucriere -- -- -- 4.0 mi. E
Main A La Pate (590) 087-7119 Eclectic, French, International Fine Dining 4.0 mi. E
Bistro de la Mer (059) 029-3003 International Informal 4.1 mi. E

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten besides Baie aux Prunes worth visiting.

You may also want to consider Long Beach, located a half mile away. As one of the most lovely beaches in the region, Baie Longue provides vacationers with all the vividly exotic beauty you'd expect from the Caribbean. YouAAAre sure to be charmed by the natural beauty of these shores.

Of course, St. Martin has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Baie aux Prunes is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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