What's Located Around Hotel Riu Palace

Many travelers decide to vacation on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten because of the fabulous beaches that the region is famous for.

If you or your group are big beach fans, Hotel Riu Palace is the right spot for you. This lodging is located on the shore, so vacationers can spend all of their time under the sun if they want.

Nearby Beaches

Anse Marcel

Of course, since Hotel Riu Palace is located right on Anse Marcel, hanging out at the beach is one of the main attractions at this property. Anse Marcel is a beautiful beach, completely tucked away in a bay, with some of the brightest blue waters I've ever seen. The sand is soft and white and the shape of the bay calms the waves into gentle ripples. For travelers who want some variety, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click on the following names to view our detailed article:

Beaches Near Hotel Riu Palace
Beach Distance Direction Location
Petite Plage 1.0 W Grand-Case
Baie de cul-de-sac 1.0 ESE French Cul-de-Sac
Grandes Cayes 1.2 E 1.9 mi. North of Orient Bay
Petites Cayes 1.2 NE 2.5 mi. North of Orient Bay
Grande-Case Beach 1.3 WSW Grand-Case
Ilet Pinel 1.5 ESE 1.3 mi. North of Orient Bay
Orient Beach 1.9 SE Griselle
Green Cay 2.5 SE Orient Bay
Happy Bay 2.5 WSW 2.2 mi. North-Northeast of Marigot
Friar's Bay Beach 2.7 WSW 1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Marigot
Galion Beach 2.8 SSE 1.6 mi. North of Oyster Pond
Tintamarre Beach 3.3 E Ile Tintamarre
Lover's Beach 3.5 SW 1.2 mi. North of Marigot
Baie Lucas Beach 3.8 SSE 1.8 mi. South of Orient Bay
Galisbay 4.0 SW Marigot
Oyster Pond Beach 4.1 SSE 4.4 mi. East of Marigot
Baie de Marigot 4.9 SW Marigot

The most obvious one to visit is Petite Plage. At the north end of Grand Case Bay opposite Creole Rock is Petite Plage -- or Little Beach. This stretch of sand is very secluded and rarely visited, so a great spot for those who want to spend their beach day uninterrupted.

Nearby Areas

Hopping over to a town or community that neighbors your resort can help you learn even more about St. Martin, no matter if you'll just be browsing their markets, or experiencing the day in the life of a local. Hotel Riu Palace is located near the heart of Anse Marcel, a village in Saint Martin; it is 1.4 miles to the northeast of Grand-Case.

The table below lists the areas that are closest to Hotel Riu Palace:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Cul De Sac 0.9 SE
French Cul-de-Sac 1.0 ESE
Duzant 1.1 SSW
Norman 1.2 S
Mont Vemon 1.2 SE
Millrum 1.3 SW
Grand-Case 1.4 SW
Jacob Hodge 1.9 S
Griselle 2.0 SSE
Orient Bay 2.1 SE

Nearby Attractions

Loterie Farm Nature Reserve

Vacationers who are looking to try exciting activities during their stay on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten will find that Hotel Riu Palace makes the perfect place to start a busy day. In fact, this area has a lot of places for vacationers to explore, such as Loterie Farm Nature Reserve, Hope Estate Archeological Site, and Cultural Center Grand Case, to name a few. Though there are at least three great attractions nearby, the closest one is Loterie Farm Nature Reserve.

To keep your entire group happy, you may need to browse several of this area's attractions, many of which are listed in the table below.

Attractions Near Hotel Riu Palace
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Loterie Farm Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.8 SW 1.6 mi. South of Grand-Case
Hope Estate Archeological Site Historical Site -- -- 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Grand-Case
Cultural Center Grand Case Museum 1.2 WSW Grand-Case
Durat Bridge Historical Site 3.9 SW Marigot
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum -- -- Downtown Marigot
Fort Louis Historical Site 4.2 SW Downtown Marigot
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 4.3 SW Downtown Marigot
Old Prison Historical Site 4.3 SW Downtown Marigot
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 4.3 SW Downtown Marigot
Mount Vernon Plantation Historical Site 2.3 SSE 0.6 mi. South West of Orient Bay
The Old House Museum 2.4 SSE La Croisade
Border Obelisk Historical Site -- -- Marigot
The Butterfly Farm Botanical Garden 2.4 SSE Orient Bay
The Butterfly Farm Zoo 2.5 SSE 0.5 mi. South of Orient Bay
M.J.C. Sandy Ground Movie Theater 5.6 SW Sandy Ground
Marigot Musee Museum 5.6 SW Sandy Ground

If you're searching for a place where you can while away some free time, Loterie Farm Nature Reserve might be what the doctor ordered. This protected area is the largest on the island and a prime spot for any eco-tourist that find themselves in Saint Martin. The park offers numerous eco-orientated activities that will allow guests to enjoy the more natural side of the island.

Nearby Accommodations

When you're choosing where to book your stay, it is often worthwhile to learn more about nearby accommodation options as a means to get a better feel for the area. You will find no shortage of other destinations to look at before coming to a decision, as this section of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten offers visitors an impressive selection of hotels and resorts to choose from. Find out what you need to know about all of the area's booking possibilities by checking the table below.

Accommodations near Hotel Riu Palace
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Hotel Privilege -- -- Anse Marcel, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Socano III -- -- Anse Marcel, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Hotel Le Domaine De Lonvilliers 0.1 WNW Anse Marcel, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Le Meridien St Martin 0.2 S Anse Marcel, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Marquis Boutique Hotel 0.3 SW Anse Marcel, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Casa a Ti Case -- -- French Cul-de-Sac, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Anchorage Little Key -- -- Cul De Sac, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Grand Case Beach Club 1.0 W Grand-Case, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sol e Luna 1.2 SE Mont Vemon, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Jardins De Chevrise 1.2 SSE Mont Vemon, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

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