Tintamarre Beach

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Located within the boundaries of the St. Martin Marine Reserve and on a small island of the same name, this beach is secluded and beautiful, but not recommended for swimmers.

Located on the western coast of the island of Ile Tintamarre, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach
You'll have to take a boat to get to this beach, and most visitors do so as part of a tour.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is rocky and the surf can be wild, but there is plenty of marine life to explore.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West-Southwest coast of Ile Tintamarre. It is close to The Butterfly Farm, which is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of St. Martin, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Mount Vernon Plantation, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance in the neighborhood of Tintamarre Beach.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Tintamarre Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Butterfly Farm Botanical Garden 3.3 SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Old House Museum 3.6 SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Mount Vernon Plantation Historical Site 3.6 SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Hope Estate Archeological Site Historical Site 4.0 WSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Cultural Center Grand Case Museum 4.4 W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Tintamarre Beach is very close to Orient Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Cities near Tintamarre Beach include Orient Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for guests who want to see more of the area. From the coast, Orient Bay isn't far off, maybe three miles (four and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is located in a fairly touristed area, it is not typically very difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For visitors wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows lists the accommodations closest to Tintamarre Beach.

Accommodations near Tintamarre Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Alizea Hotel -- -- Hotel
Boca Raton Hotel -- -- Hotel
Caye Verte Hotel -- -- Hotel
Domaine Baie Nettle Hotel -- -- Hotel
Casa a Ti Case -- -- Cottages
Hotel Mount Vernon 2.8 mi. WSW Resort
Hotel La Plantation 2.9 mi. WSW Hotel
Hotel Palm Court -- -- Hotel
Hotel Alamanda Resort 2.9 mi. SW Resort
Esmeralda Resort 3.0 mi. SW Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Yellow Beach. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They're also renowned for their seafood. It'll be found two miles away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Tintamarre Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Yellow Beach (059) 077-1500 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. WSW
Karibuni (069) 064-3858 International Informal 2.0 mi. WSW
Bikini Beach Restaurant 590 87 43 25 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Chez Nawel (059) 049-7975 -- -- -- --
Domino's Pizza Orient Bay (059) 064-2881 Italian Very Casual -- --
La Chapelle (059) 052-3890 -- -- -- --
Lezard King (059) 087-3683 -- -- -- --
Mexicano Beach (059) 063-1119 -- -- -- --
Paradisio Beach (059) 029-4001 -- -- -- --
Tiki Hut (059) 063-1143 -- -- -- --
Ethnic (059) 087-1245 International Very Casual 2.9 mi. SW
Palm Beach Restaurant (069) 035-9906 American, Asian, French Very Casual 2.9 mi. SW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Ile Tintamarre, so if Tintamarre Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Baie Lucas Beach, which is located four miles to the south-southwest.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in St. Martin, and Tintamarre Beach is just one of the many options.


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