Baie Rouge

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During your visit to the Baie Rouge beach, there are a number of great things to see and do. The waters here are calm enough for swimming, and the gorgeous sands are perfect for a sunset stroll. Adventurous travelers can also check out Devil's Hole, which is a steep hole in the middle of the cliffs where water flows down into its depths.

Set in Las Terres Basses, fairly close to Point Pirouette, Baie Rouge is on the South West coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify St. Martin's beaches, but Baie Rouge is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

How to Access The Beach
This tan sand beach has a wide, sandy path from the road onto the beach across the street from the western end of red pond. You can walk right up to this quiet beach and stick your umbrella in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

The small yet stunning cove of Baie Rouge Beach provides vacationers with plenty of picturesque scenery. The waters along this beach are also great for snorkeling, so don't forget to bring your gear.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Baie Rouge, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. There are various types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in St. Martin, but eating at the beach can be especially memorable. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

There is also a snack bar here. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas are offered at this beach for guests looking for a shaded area to relax. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Be mindful that the region in which Baie Rouge is located is an urban area, meaning you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on St. Martin's South West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Marigot Musee, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of St. Martin, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Fort Louis, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the neighborhood of Baie Rouge.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Baie Rouge
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Marigot Musee Museum 1.6 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Oliver Lefranc Art Gallery 1.6 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Eck Francis Studio Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 2.7 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
French Impressionism Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.7 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Galeries Gingerbread Et Mahogany Art Gallery 2.7 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 2.8 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Border Obelisk Historical Site 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Baie Rouge who are looking for other opportunities for exploration will want to consider heading over to Marigot, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests looking to find a room not far from the beach won't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from nearby. Find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Baie Rouge
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Belmond La Samanna -- -- Resort
Summit Resort Hotel 0.8 mi. SSW Resort
Mercure St Martin and Marina 1.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort 1.3 mi. ESE Resort
Florence Morgan -- -- Hotel
le Beach Hotel 2.4 mi. E Hotel
Centr' Hotel 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Golfe Hotel 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Hotel La Residence 2.9 mi. E Hotel

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Interlude is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and French dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Baie Rouge
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Interlude (059) 087-6400 Caribbean, French Informal -- --
Trellis (059) 087-6400 French Fine Dining -- --
Beach Bars -- -- -- 0.4 mi. E
Chez Janine Pale (059) 055-4538 -- -- 0.7 mi. W
Chez Raymond (059) 027-4497 -- -- 0.7 mi. W
Le Cabanon (059) 087-1538 -- -- 0.7 mi. W
Ma Ti Beach (059) 087-0130 -- -- 0.7 mi. E
Ti Sucruer -- -- -- -- --
La Creole (059) 087-6200 -- -- -- --
New Point La Vi -- -- -- -- --
New Pointla Vi -- -- -- -- --
Casablanca Restaurant (059) 027-4987 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has several beautiful beaches, so Baie Rouge is just one of your options.

You may also want to consider Long Beach, which is an additional nearby St. Martin destination. 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, there are lots of other things to do and see in St. Martin; then again, Baie Rouge is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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