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 in 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 whether or not you're staying nearby. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of 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 sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

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, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are so many unique restaurants in St. Martin, but don't think that table-side service and a lengthy menu are necessary to enjoy a tasty meal. Some vacationers would rather eat lunch by the shoreline than in a different restaurant. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

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. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be available for use to visitors hoping for a shaded area to relax. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Don't forget that the area surrounding Baie Rouge is an urban area, meaning the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on St. Martin's South West coast; it will be near other attractions like Marigot Musee, which is a short distance away away.

Historical attractions such as Fort Louis provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Baie Rouge, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about St. Martin.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones 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
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
Roland Richardson Art Gallery 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
Durat Bridge Historical Site 3.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Tropismes Gallerie Art Gallery 5.2 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Cultural Center Grand Case Museum 5.5 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Hope Estate Archeological Site Historical Site 5.8 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Baie Rouge tourists hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to think about checking out Marigot, because it's close-by and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Those looking to find a room not far from the beach won't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from close-by. Find the closest hotel booking options by viewing what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Baie Rouge
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Belmond La Samanna -- -- Resort
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort 1.3 mi. ESE Resort
Centr' Hotel 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Le Cigalon Hotel 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Bleu Emeraude 4.8 mi. ENE Villa complex
LOVE Hotel & Residence -- -- Hotel
Hevea Inn -- -- Hotel
Hotel L'Esplanade -- -- Hotel
Le Petit Hotel -- -- Hotel
Alizés Motel Guesthouse 5.5 mi. ENE Guest house

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Beach Bars.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Baie Rouge
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beach Bars -- -- -- 0.4 mi. E
La Cigale (059) 087-9023 French Fine Dining 1.6 mi. ESE
Le Pecheur (059) 087-8270 -- -- -- --
Le Chalet (061) 379-0362 -- -- -- --
Mario's Bistro (059) 087-0636 Contemporary, French, International Fine Dining -- --
Petite Auberge (059) 087-5631 Creole, French Very Casual 2.6 mi. E
Croissanterie (059) 029-2266 -- -- 2.7 mi. E
La Flibuste (059) 029-0288 International Very Casual 2.7 mi. E
Tropicana (590) 087-7907 -- -- 2.7 mi. E
Sucriere -- -- -- 2.7 mi. E
Main A La Pate (590) 087-7119 Eclectic, French, International Fine Dining 2.7 mi. E
Bistro de la Mer (059) 029-3003 International Informal 2.8 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten besides Baie Rouge.

Travelers may also want to consider Long Beach, another great St. Martin beach site. 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.

Baie Rouge could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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