Little Bay

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Rarely visited because it is so largely exposed to bad weather, if you can make it to Little Bay on a good day, you'll find the waters to be calm and the view of Marigot Bay to be picturesque.

Located in the western part of Saint Martin, Little Bay is on the North coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Little Bay is one part of St. Martin's coast which rarely gets too crowded, even though it's in a fairly popular area.

Amenities and Ambiance

Small and clean, Little Bay features find, powder-soft sand. Most visitors find it great for a walk, and on good days the water is calm enough that even children can swim.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Bear in mind that Little Bay's immediate surroundings are an urban area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. Marigot Musee is one of the favorite local destinations.

Historical attractions like Fort Louis offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Little Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about St. Martin, without straying too far from the coastline. Actually, this shoreline is not a great distance away from this historical destination.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in St. Martin. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Marigot Musee Museum 1.0 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Oliver Lefranc Art Gallery 1.0 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Eck Francis Studio Art Gallery 1.3 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
French Impressionism Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Galeries Gingerbread Et Mahogany Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 1.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 2.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 2.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 2.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 2.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Durat Bridge Historical Site 2.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Little Bay is in the Marigot area, so walking the city is a definite option. Those visiting Little Bay who are looking for further attractions should consider making the trip to Marigot, since it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of St. Martin. From Little Bay, Marigot is a fairly short distance away, about two miles (three kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Those looking for a place to stay not far from the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from close-by. You will find the closest lodging options by perusing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Little Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mercure St Martin and Marina 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Belmond La Samanna 0.8 mi. WSW Resort
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort 0.9 mi. S Resort
Florence Morgan 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
Summit Resort Hotel 1.6 mi. SW Resort
le Beach Hotel 1.7 mi. ESE Hotel
Centr' Hotel 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Golfe Hotel 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Hotel La Residence 2.0 mi. E Hotel

Food

If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. Ma Ti Beach is one of the closest eateries. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

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

Restaurants near Little Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ma Ti Beach (059) 087-0130 -- -- 0.5 mi. SSW
Beach Bars -- -- -- 0.6 mi. WSW
Ti Sucruer -- -- -- 0.7 mi. S
New Point La Vi -- -- -- 0.8 mi. S
New Pointla Vi -- -- -- 0.8 mi. S
Interlude (059) 087-6400 Caribbean, French Informal 0.8 mi. WSW
Trellis (059) 087-6400 French Fine Dining 0.8 mi. WSW
Bo Kaye -- -- -- 0.9 mi. SSE
La Terrasse (059) 087-6045 -- -- 0.9 mi. S
Tatoo (059) 087-7864 -- -- 1.0 mi. SSE
Chez Swann (059) 087-1212 -- -- 1.0 mi. SE
Chili's Cafe (059) 029-3808 -- -- 1.0 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, and Little Bay is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Baie Nettle, located just a little ways away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Friar's Bay Beach offers more action, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's found three miles to the east-northeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Baie Rouge, which is an additional nearby St. Martin destination. If you want plenty of great views of breathtaking oceanfront scenery, then the Baie Rouge beach is the perfect spot to visit on your next St. Martin vacation.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in St. Martin, and Little Bay is just one of the many options.

 

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