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.

Situated on the eastern part of Las Terres Basses, in the same general area as Point Pirouette, Baie Rouge is on the South West coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. 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 travel too far from the buzz of the city.

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.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Baie Rouge visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are various types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in St. Martin, but eating at the beach can be especially memorable. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

There is also a snack bar here. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs are offered at this beach for guests seeking relief from the sultry island sun. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Though, you ought to keep in mind that even if there are definitely at least one or two conveniences present while at Baie Rouge, it happens to be found in an area commonly frequented by travelers. This means that if you're sure that the amenities affect whether you'll visit, it'll be a smart cause to make it earlier in the morning before the crowds or go to a different beach further away. Or you might not be able to use all the services that the beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Baie Rouge is on St. Martin's South West coast. Marigot Musee is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is among the attractions in the area.

If you want to learn more about the history of St. Martin, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Louis, which is one of the closest historical attractions in the area surrounding Baie Rouge.

If you can't wait to see as many of St. Martin's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Those visiting Baie Rouge who are seeking further attractions should consider going to Marigot, which is nearby and is an especially active area of St. Martin.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Travelers seeking a place to stay close to the beach won't find it that difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest lodging options by perusing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Baie Rouge
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Hotel Beach Plaza 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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Interlude. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and French cuisines. They are also famous for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Baie Rouge doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Long Beach, another great beach choice in St. Martin. 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 Baie Rouge is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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