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.

Situated 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 might want whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, many visitors find this destination worthwhile since it's removed from certain noisier areas.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Petites Cayes is of course located within a relatively urbanized region, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on St. Martin's South East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Hope Estate Archeological Site, which is one of the closest attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Cultural Center Grand Case (found two and a half miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new way to view St. Martin's traditions and culture.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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
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
Minguet Art Gallery-La Maison Des Arts Art Gallery 4.1 mi. SW 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

Cities and Towns

Petites Cayes is near Orient Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Orient Bay is the closest town to Petites Cayes. It is not heavily urbanized, though it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for those hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the beach, Orient Bay isn't far off, roughly two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Visitors hoping to find a hotel room close to the beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from nearby. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing those shown below.

Accommodations near Petites Cayes
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Radisson Saint Martin Resort 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

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Le Calypso. The restaurant offers both Fusion and International cuisines. They are also known for their pizza. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Petites Cayes
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Calypso (059) 029-4160 Fusion, International Informal 1.1 mi. SW
C Le Restaurant (590) 590-8767 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 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
Ti Bouchon (069) 064-8464 French Informal 1.5 mi. S
Treize Travaux De Hercules (059) 087-4332 Creole -- 1.6 mi. S
Au Grain de Sel 590 690 71 96 53 European, International Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

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

You might also enjoy Anse Marcel, situated only a short distance away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Grandes Cayes could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found three quarters of a mile to the south-southeast.

You may also want to consider Baie Lucas Beach, located reasonably close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

St. Martin has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Petites Cayes is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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