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Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can rent an umbrella, 2 beds, get Wi-fi and a bucket of 5 bears for $25 here. I lovely beach but not great for snorkelling. If you are just looking for a nice relax this is the beach for you! Only a 20 minute...More

4  Thank Plip8080Newquay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach with easy access bordered by the boardwalk adjacent to Front Street. Many good deals for sunny such as chaise, umbrella and beverages. Plenty of shops and bars along the beach

Thank 436arthurg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short walk from the port. Calm, clear water. Quiet beach. Limited vendors on the beach,not pushy. Close to shopping on the boardwalk.

Thank robertrbeard
Reviewed 1 week ago

I own a timeshare on great bay. Beautiful beach and wonderful people! The water was beautiful the beach well taken care of. Front St shopping is coming back after IRMA. Can't wait for it all to be up and running!

Thank bon1333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were going to Maho beach but heard differing reviews, so decided to take the water taxi from the cruise port to here a short trip across the bay, we loved it here, rented a couple of loungers and just relaxed enjoying the lovely view...More

1  Thank neilmF2117MN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not generally the most private or quietest beach on the Island - so we had never stayed to enjoy the beach before. On a recent Friday we found ourselves in town without the usual crowds. We enjoyed two lounge chairs with an umbrella-...More

1  Thank Altius10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is very quiet beach with clean sand and turquise waters full of young fish, and very busy during the day when cruise ship is docked. Early morning we usually swim and suntan , and after siesta sometimes return to the each to watch cruise...More

Thank Igor K
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Arrived via water taxi ($7 USD, round trip) from the cruise port. MANY vendors hustling padded beach chairs and an umbrella ($20) with optional WiFi, drinks, etc if desired. Wear water shoes unless you're used to small pebbles in the sand. Also, along with the...More

4  Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Complimentary beach chair and umbrella. Always someone walking by selling drinks. Close enough to restaurants and places for lunch. Nice blue water. Very close to the pier of the water taxis

Thank MPWheart
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This beach was absolutely gorgeous. The water was perfectly blue. With the exception of seaweed, it was incredibly clean. It’s a great location next to many bars and restaurants. There are many people on the beach trying to sell things, which can be annoying, but...More

1  Thank Megan R
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Karie K
2 August 2018|
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Response from Rob S | Reviewed this property |
i would contact Passangrahan Hotel and Restaurant.
7 June 2018|
Response from HowardP568 | Reviewed this property |
no idea which beach place we rented from but there is a lot of competition and don't be bashful about negotiating a better price.
10 April 2018|
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Response from helenyazor | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of vendors wanting your business, all offer a good price. We had excellent service from Ali Baba at NuLove. 2 sunloungers, umbrella, free WiFi & 5 drinks for $20.Also enjoyed lovely lunch overlooking the... More