The Top 7 beaches of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin
will make you fall in love with our Friendly Island.

Choosing the best beaches in Sint Maarten that you should visit on your vacation at The Hills Residence Vacation Rentals was no easy task, with so many beautiful shorelines. However, after careful consideration and research, we have voted for the following seven beaches as our top picks with Simpson Bay Beach in first place which is sure to amaze you during your stay!

Simpson Bay Beach, one of the largest beaches in Sint Maarten, offers a stunning stretch of sandy white shores along the picturesque Simpson Bay. Visitors can enjoy the tranquility of the beach and marvel at the impressive yachts dotting the vibrant lagoon views. The Hills Vacation Rentals in Sint Maarten provide an unparalleled luxury experience. With exquisite accommodations and top-notch amenities, guests can indulge in ultimate comfort and serenity. Book your stay now and embark on a memorable vacation in paradise.

Simpson Bay

First up is Simpson Bay Beach, located on the southwestern side of the island. This beach is a secluded stretch of white sand and clear turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and sunning. The area also features plenty of restaurants, bars and activities like jet-skiing, parasailing, and sailing. The Beach is at 2mn drive of The Hills Residence Vacation Rentals and the parking is free!

Mullet Bay

Mullet Bay is widely known as the top beach in Sint Maarten, renowned for its calm and crystal clear waters, white sands, and lush vegetation. Located in the sheltered western part of St. Martin, it’s an ideal spot to go snorkeling, paddle boarding or just swimming and enjoying the warm waters.


The beach offers plenty of activities, with a number of local restaurants offering a wide variety of Caribbean dishes. For something more luxurious, visitors can try the newly opened restaurant Kalatua—it’s definitely worth the visit!

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Maho Beach, located on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten, is an iconic beach vacation spot that attracts visitors from around the world. Its popularity is attributed to its proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport, where travelers can witness planes landing and taking off right above their heads. From the beach’s white sands, sunbathers can take in the unique spectacle while sipping a cold beer from one of the nearby beach bars. Whether its breathtaking views, an unforgettable sunset experience or excitement Maho Beach is sure to provide an unforgettable getaway. 

Long Bay

One of the longest white sand beaches of the island, Baie Longue is only accessible through the La Samana hotel or by entering the Terre Basses residence. This is why the beach is usually not crowded, ensuring a peaceful atmosphere for the hotel guests at La Samana.

This beach also has one of the clearest crystal blue waters of the island, being a must-see spot for the boat charters while going around the island.

Orient Bay

Also known as the Saint -Tropez of the Caribbean, this beautiful beach is located on the north-west side of the island, and is very popular among the locals and tourists, due to the many beach restaurants, and water sports activities, such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, foiling, jet skiing and many others.
This is the spot to go to if you want to eat well and spend the day with your feet in the water while trying new sports.


The beach is alongside the fishing village and is very known for its restaurants, beach clubs, and cute wooden houses. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy the calm water while spending the afternoon in a beach restaurant. The view is also particularly amazing, as you can see Anguilla, the neighbor island.

Great Bay

Great Bay Beach and the well-known boardwalk that runs alongside it are located in Philipsburg, the capital of St. Maarten. Great Bay Beach gives St. Maarten the distinction of being the only capital city on a beach in the entire world!
Great Bay Beach is one of St. Maarten/St. Martin’s busiest and most cosmopolitan beaches as a result of this combination. The beach offers opportunities for a day at the shore, water activities, and wonderful lunch spots. Both can be combined with Frontstreet’s fantastic retail options. Amust do while you stay at The Hills Residence Vacation Rentals.

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