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 Saint Martin, Petites Cayes is on the South East edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify St. Martin's beaches, but at Petites Cayes, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Bear in mind that the immediate vicinity around Petites Cayes is an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on St. Martin's South East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Hope Estate Archeological Site, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Cultural Center Grand Case (located two and a half miles away) offer a fun learning experience and help visitors understand St. Martin's interesting past.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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
The Butterfly Farm Botanical Garden 3.0 mi. S 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
The Old House Museum 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
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 5.8 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Petites Cayes is Orient Bay, which isn't a congested area, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the shore, Orient Bay is a quick trip away, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Those looking to find a place to stay close to Petites Cayes shouldn't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from nearby. You can find the closest booking options by looking over those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Petites Cayes
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Riu Palace 1.2 mi. SW Resort
Hotel Privilege -- -- Cottages
Socano III -- -- Hotel
Hotel Le Domaine De Lonvilliers 1.3 mi. SW Resort
Casa a Ti Case -- -- Cottages
Le Meridien St Martin 1.3 mi. SW Motel
Marquis Boutique Hotel 1.5 mi. SW Resort
Anchorage Little Key -- -- Hotel
Hotel La Plantation 1.8 mi. S Hotel
Sol e Luna 1.9 mi. S Guest house

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Calypso. This restaurant has both Fusion and International dishes on the menu. They have become well-known, however, because of their pizza.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Petites Cayes
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Calypso (059) 029-4160 Fusion, International Informal 1.2 mi. SW
Krystal (059) 087-6700 Fusion Fine Dining 1.2 mi. SW
L'Île (059) 087-6700 International Fine Dining 1.2 mi. SW
La Mer (059) 087-6700 French Fine Dining 1.2 mi. SW
Le Marche (059) 087-6700 -- -- 1.2 mi. SW
La Louisiane (059) 029-4961 -- -- -- --
Le Panoramic (059) 087-4412 -- -- -- --
La Table du Marché (059) 052-3535 Creole -- 1.3 mi. SW
La Locanda Wine Bar & Trattoria (059) 027-5825 -- -- 1.3 mi. SW
Karibuni (069) 064-3858 International Informal 1.3 mi. SSE
La Veranda (059) 087-6799 -- -- 1.3 mi. SW
Yellow Beach (059) 077-1500 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Petites Cayes isn't the only beach worth visitng on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.

You might also enjoy Anse Marcel, situated within a mile or so. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Grandes Cayes may be just what you're looking for. It's found three quarters of a mile to the south-southeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Baie Lucas Beach, which is located not a great distance away, meaning a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

St. Martin has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Petites Cayes is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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