Petites Cayes

Petites Cayes is a beautiful, unspoiled patch of terrain on St. Martin. There is nothing on this beach except clean, white sand and endless blue sea.

Located in the northeastern part of Saint Martin, Petites Cayes is on the South East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should pay a visit to Petites Cayes. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach
This is a very secluded beach and can only be accessed by a nice, long hike or a boat trip. If you choose to hike, you'll enjoy a long trek along the coastline, from Rue de Grande Cayes.

Amenities and Ambiance

If isolation is what you seek, this is the beach for you. Beautiful Caribbean greenery flanks a thin, empty shoreline. There are great hiking trails here to enjoy.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Keep in mind that Petites Cayes is in an area which is visited by quite a number of tourists, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Petites Cayes is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. It is near some interesting sites like Hope Estate Archeological Site, which is among the area's attractions.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Cultural Center Grand Case (found just a short taxi trip or walk away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view St. Martin's traditions and culture.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Petites Cayes
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hope Estate Archeological Site Historical Site 2.3 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Cultural Center Grand Case Museum 2.4 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Francis-Eck Studio Art Gallery 2.6 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Tropismes Gallerie Art Gallery 2.6 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Mount Vernon Plantation Historical Site 3.0 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Durat Bridge Historical Site 5.1 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 5.4 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 5.4 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 5.5 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 5.5 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 5.5 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Roland Richardson Art Gallery 5.5 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Cities near Petites Cayes include Orient Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for visitors wanting to scope out the local scene. From the beach, Orient Bay is just up the road, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers looking for a place to stay close to Petites Cayes will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over those shown below.

Accommodations near Petites Cayes
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Marquis Boutique Hotel 1.5 mi. SW Resort
Hotel La Plantation 1.8 mi. S Hotel
Sol e Luna 1.9 mi. S Guest house
Grand Case Beach Club 2.2 mi. SW Resort
Bay View Beach Homes 2.2 mi. SW Villa complex
Alizés Motel Guesthouse 2.3 mi. SW Guest house
Esmeralda Resort 2.3 mi. S Resort
Palm Court Hotel 2.5 mi. S Hotel
Club Fantastico 2.5 mi. S Resort
Hevea Inn -- -- 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. One of the nearest restaurants is Karibuni. The restaurant has a menu featuring International cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Petites Cayes
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Karibuni (069) 064-3858 International Informal 1.3 mi. SSE
Yellow Beach (069) 033-8833 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. SSE
Sol E Luna (059) 029-0856 French Fine Dining 1.9 mi. S
Le Taitu (059) 087-4323 Caribbean, Creole Very Casual 1.9 mi. S
Sunset Café (059) 087-5187 French Informal 2.2 mi. SW
Bacchus (059) 087-1570 French Informal 2.2 mi. SW
L'Astrolabe (059) 087-3636 Eclectic, French Fine Dining 2.2 mi. S
Spiga (059) 052-4783 Italian Fine Dining 2.3 mi. SW
La Chapelle (059) 052-3890 -- -- -- --
Orange Fever (069) 075-5211 International Very Casual 2.4 mi. S
Le Pressoir (059) 087-7662 French Fine Dining 2.4 mi. SW
Zen It -- -- -- 2.4 mi. SW

Other Beaches

The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has many beaches, so Petites Cayes is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Anse Marcel, situated just a little ways away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Grandes Cayes. It's found three quarters of a mile to the south-southeast.

You may also want to consider Baie Lucas Beach, which is located four and a half miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in St. Martin, and Petites Cayes is just one of the many options.

 

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