St. Martin/St. Maarten is an island surrounded by pristine beaches. This island in the Caribbean is really two countries, with French Saint Martin on the northern side and Dutch Sint Maarten on the southern side. Combined the island has some 37 wonderful beaches. Our focus, as connoisseurs of gorgeous island beaches, is finding that perfect combination of warm clear water, gentle surf, beautiful natural landscape, minimal crowds, and whatever other qualities that make a beach special for us. Maybe it's that certain je ne sais quoi feeling that you get when you find that perfect beach. With so many beaches to choose from and only six days to enjoy them, we focused on the most popular beaches on the island, and we were very happy with the ones we selected. We found these 5 beaches to be the best based on our beach criteria - Happy Bay, Friar's Bay, Pinel Island, Dawn Beach and Maho Bay.
A look at some of the beautiful beaches of St. Martin.
Marie-Ange Ostre's video shows you a few of the gorgeous beaches of St. Martin. The clear turquoise blue water and soft white sand is simply amazing.
Learn more about St. Martin beaches: Beaches of St. Martin
This video showcases the Grand Case Beach Club, a lovely secluded resort on St. Martin in the Caribbean. You will be treated to beautiful views of St. Martin island, its beaches, gorgeous aqua blue water, and what your vacation experience would be at this chic resort - relaxing on the beach, jet-skiing, scuba diving, cocktails at sunset, and much more.
Pinel Island just off the tip of St. Martin provides a beautiful oasis of nature with great beaches in a natural setting. This perfect little island with nature trails and beautiful beaches is on our list of the best five beaches of St. Martin. Although this is actually an island just off shore from the French Cul de Sac area of St. Martin, it has some of the most pristine beaches on St. Martin, with water as calm as a swimming pool. This video provides information on how to get there and a visual tour around the island. If you are on a Caribbean cruise looking at tours for St. Maarten, take a free look in this video of what a tour excursion to Pinel Island will let you see and explore. There is lots of great snorkeling in shallow waters and pleasant and easy hiking trails around the island.