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 coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Baie aux Prunes is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for escaping the hustle of St. Martin's urban areas. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in St. Martin offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more cramped since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on St. Martin's South West coast; it's located near attractions like Marigot Musee, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historic attractions, including Fort Louis, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Baie aux Prunes, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about St. Martin's past, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this shoreline is only a short taxi ride away from this site of historical significance.

If a visit to the Baie aux Prunes isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 is very close to Marigot, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Tourists at Baie aux Prunes who are seeking a little additional excitement might consider heading to Marigot, which is not far away and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Marigot is not far away, roughly four miles (six and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers seeking a place to stay near Baie aux Prunes won't find it very tough, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from nearby. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing what's shown in the table below.

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

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is La Creole.

The table below 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 searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Baie aux Prunes.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Long Beach, which is located within a short distance. 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 countless experiences to enjoy in St. Martin, and dropping by Baie aux Prunes is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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