Info Sint Maarten - St Maarten - Dutch Caribbean - Info St Martin - Saint Martin - French Caribbean - Nettle Bay - Baie Nettle - Watersports - Flat calm beach - White sand beach - clothing optional beach - Beach Map

St Maarten's most powerful information tool
Info St Maarten - St Martin. Dutch & French Caribbean

Long, flat beach on Nettle Bay

Island Information of St Maarten/St MartinMap guided Video Tour of St Maarten/Saint MaartenAccommodation in St Maarten/St MartinBeaches in St Maarten/St MartinActivities to do on St Maarten/St MartinDuty Free Tax Free Shopping in St Maarten/St MartinArt and Art Galleries on St. Martin, St. MaartenFine Restaurants in St Maarten/St MartinCar Rental in St Maarten/St MartinHistory of St Maarten/St MartinWeather in St Maarten/St MartinMaps of St Maarten/St MartinLinks to other interesting web sitesTravel Info of St Maarten/St MartinSite map of Sint-Maarten.net


Beaches on the
Dutch Side
:
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerDawn Beach
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerGuana Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerPointe Blanche
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerGreat Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerLittle Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerPelican Key
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerKim Sha Beach
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerSimpson Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerBurgeaux Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerMaho Beach
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerMullet Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerCupecoy Beach

Beaches on the
French Side:

Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerLong Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerPlum Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerBaie Rouge
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerNettle Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerFriar´s Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerHappy Bay
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerGrand Case
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerAnse Marcel
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerPetites Cayes
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerPinel Island
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerOrient Beach
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerLe Galion
Link to Coralita BeachSpacerCoralita Beach
Link to Sint Maarten BeachesSpacerOyster Pond


Vacation Rentals

Dream Condo on Nettle Bay
Dream Condo
at Flamboyant beach resort on Nettle Bay

Creole Studio at Nettle Bay Beach Club
Creole Studio
Perfect escape for 2

Creole Beach Condo at Nettle Bay Beach Club
Creole Beach
Step off your patio right onto the beach

Beaches on St Maarten/St Martin

Nettle Bay: a long and flat calm
beach on French St. Martin

 

Beaches on St Maarten/St Martin


Beach Life in
St Maarten/
St Martin

Beach Map of St Maarten/St Martin
Click to see
beach map

 

Vacation Rentals
at Nettle Bay
Beach Club

beachfront rental at Nettle Bay Beach Club
Palm Beach Condo
2 BR beachfront

beachfront rental at Nettle Bay Beach Club
Beach Tulip
on the beach

Beachfront rental at Nettle Bay Beach Club
Monte Cristo
Luxury duplex
Great for 2 couples

Bora Bora condo at Nettle Bay Beach Club
Bora Bora
Beach Condo

The long, flat beach of Nettle Bay

Nettle Bay is located on a land strip between the Simpson Bay lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, and half way between the prestigious Terres Basses villa community and the French town of Marigot, which is about 2 miles away.

About 40 year ago the construction of "La Belle Créole Hotel" kicked off the development of Nettle Bay. The hotel had to close down in the aftermath of hurricane Louis in 1995. Today, Nettle Bay has changed into a pretty active and busy area with hotels and resorts, apartment buildings, shops and restaurants (both, lagoon-side and sea-side) and some new places such as The Sands and The Dream beach bar restaurants, both are venues for music entertainment on the weekends.

Le Sand restaurant on Nettle Bay Beach
Le Sand restaurant on Nettle Bay
Le Sand restaurant on Nettle Bay Beach
View towards Marigot and Marigot Bay
Beach chairs at The Sands on Nettle Bay
Beach chairs at The Sands on Nettle Bay
A the Nettle Bay Beach Club
A the Nettle Bay Beach Club
Le Sand restaurant on Nettle Bay Beach
Layla's beach bar, next to Nettle Bay Beach Club

Nettle Bay Beach or "Baie Nettlé" in French, is a long, flat white sand beach with usually quiet waters.  To access Nettle Bay Beach best is to follow the signs for Ma Ti Beach, Layla's Beach Bar or The Sand Restaurant. They all provide beach access, parking and beach bar facilities.

A prime location right on the beach is the Nettle Bay Beach Club, a beachfront community of pretty Creole-style townhouses, some of them rented out to tourists.


Nettle Bay village offers a few shops, a bakery, grocery stores, car rentals and more. Most of them are located at the strip mall alongside the main road. A few restaurants and beach bars can be found on both, the Caribbean Sea side and on the lagoon side.

Beach view to the south
Beach view looking south to Maho & Terres Basses
beach view to the north
Beach view looking north to Marigot
The views on Nettle Bay are magnificent: you see the neigbhoring island of Anguilla, entire Marigot Bay and its harbor to the north (St. Martin's mountain as a backdrop), and the hilly skyline of Terres Basses to the south.

Beach home at Nettle Bay
Beach home on Nettle Bay: Palm Beach Duplex

Beach Tulip Condo
Nettle Bay Beach Club - View at Beach Tulip Condo

The Nettle Bay area has also some water sports and activities to offer, such as jetski, kayak and boat excursions and cruising. The place to sign up is at the "Flamboyant" on Nettle Bay, the former hotel resort which is nowadays converted into privately owned apartments and studios.

Nettle Bay between lagoon and the sea
The Flamboyant and Nettle Bay Beach Club

Watersports at Flamboyant
Water sports at The Flamboyant - Lagoon-side beach

Back to another beach on Sint Maarten Click to go back to previous beach
Click to jump to the next beach: Next beach at Sint Maarten/St. Martin

Home Accommodation Beaches Activities Shopping Art Restaurants Car Rental Island Info History Weather Maps Links  Legal About Us

© All rights reserved by DreamBeaches Inc. Last update 20-Mar-2017
Privacy Notice and Disclaimer