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.

Positioned in Las Terres Basses, 2.0 miles northwest of Point Pirouette, Baie aux Prunes is on the South West edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want whether or not you're staying very close. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Baie aux Prunes is by no means quiet and secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. It's makes a great option for families who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on St. Martin's South West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Marigot Musee, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions such as Fort Louis offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Baie aux Prunes, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about St. Martin, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this shore is four miles to the east of this place of historical significance.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Baie aux Prunes
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Marigot Musee Museum 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Oliver Lefranc Art Gallery 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Eck Francis Studio Art Gallery 3.2 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 3.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
French Impressionism Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Galeries Gingerbread Et Mahogany Art Gallery 3.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 4.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 4.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 4.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 4.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Border Obelisk Historical Site 4.2 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 4.2 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Baie aux Prunes tourists hoping to find other interesting places to see should think about making the trip to Marigot, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of St. Martin. From the shore, Marigot is a quick trip away, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Baie aux Prunes will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is located in a fairly popular tourist area, it typically isn't that difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For guests hoping to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the closest options to Baie aux Prunes.

Accommodations near Baie aux Prunes
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Summit Resort Hotel 1.2 mi. SE Resort
Belmond La Samanna 1.5 mi. E Resort
Mercure St Martin and Marina 2.3 mi. E Hotel
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort 2.5 mi. E Resort
Florence Morgan 2.9 mi. E Hotel
le Beach Hotel 3.7 mi. E Hotel
Centr' Hotel 4.1 mi. E Hotel
Golfe Hotel 4.1 mi. E Hotel
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee 4.1 mi. E Hotel
Hotel La Residence 4.1 mi. E Hotel

Food

When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is La Creole.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Baie aux Prunes
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Creole (059) 087-6200 -- -- 0.3 mi. E
Chez Janine Pale (059) 055-4538 -- -- 0.6 mi. E
Chez Raymond (059) 027-4497 -- -- 0.6 mi. E
Le Cabanon (059) 087-1538 -- -- 0.6 mi. E
Casablanca Restaurant (059) 027-4987 -- -- -- --
Ernest and Fidel Cafe (599) 546-4848 Latin American Very Casual 1.3 mi. SE
Interlude (059) 087-6400 Caribbean, French Informal 1.5 mi. E
Trellis (059) 087-6400 French Fine Dining 1.5 mi. E
Beach Bars -- -- -- 1.7 mi. E
Ma Ti Beach (059) 087-0130 -- -- 2.0 mi. E
Ti Sucruer -- -- -- 2.2 mi. E
New Point La Vi -- -- -- 2.4 mi. E

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Baie aux Prunes.

Vacationers may also want to visit Long Beach, which is located a half mile to the south-southeast. 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.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in St. Martin, and Baie aux Prunes is just one of the many options.

 

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