Sint Maarten Mullet Bay Travel Guide

Mullet Bay is located on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten and is one of the favorite beaches of many tourists and even locals on the island of St. Maarten. Mullet Bay Beach is located just 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from Princess Juliana International Airport and 9.6 miles (15.4 km) away from the Port of St. Maarten.

Mullet Bay is known on the island of St. Maarten as a surfer’s paradise. Mullet Bay has crystal clear water that swimmers love as well as a less crowded beach than the neighboring Maho Bay which is 0.8 miles (1.4 km) away. Entry into Mullet Bay is free, and tourists can rent a chair and umbrella for a small fee.

Mullet Bay has waves that are usually a little rougher than other beaches on the island, which makes it a popular destination for tourists and locals who enjoy surfing and other water sports. Tourists on Mullet Bay can visit Mullet Bay Golf Course which is the island’s only 18-hole golf course located nearby.

Tourists can expect many students to hang out in Mullet Bay in their limited free time since the American medical university of the Caribbean is located nearby. Visitors can purchase coconuts, burgers, drinks, and other refreshments, from many local vendors on the beach. At Mullet Bay tourists can find a snack bar that allows visitors to use a restroom or changing room for a small fee.

Where is Mullet Bay located?

Mullet Bay is on the Dutch side of Saint Martin. Mullet Bay is located on the southwestern coast of Sint Maarten just 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from Princess Juliana International Airport. The coordinates for Mullet Bay are 18.0460° N and 63.1260° W.

Which country governs Mullet Bay?

Mullet Bay is governed by the Netherlands. This is due to the fact that Mullet Bay Beach is located on the Southern side of the island which is Dutch owned.

What does the St. Maarten Mullet Bay map cover?

The St. Maarten Mullet Bay map covers the Mullet Bay Pond, Princess Juliana International Airport, the principal streets, the golf camp, and Mullet Bay Beach.

A map of Mullet Bay will be added here shortly.

What does a video of Mullet Bay Beach show?

Below you’ll find a YouTube video that shows an overview of Mullet Bay Beach, St. Maarten.

 

What are the ways to go to Mullet Bay?

Tourists can go to Mullet Bay by bus, taxi, or by driving a rental car. Tourists can also walk to Mullet Bay if they are visiting or staying in nearby areas such as Cupecoy Beach or Maho Beach. The ways to go to Mullet Bay are listed and explained below.

  1. By bus: The bus is the cheapest form of transportation on the island with the cost of a one-way ticket ranging from $1 to $3 (€0.86 to €2.50) per person. This is a method of transportation that many tourists rely on during their stay in St. Maarten. The buses in Saint Martin have frequent routes that stop at major cities on the island such as Mullet Bay. Each bus has an identifying marker that states the driver’s route which is usually a sign in the front window that indicates the starting and ending point of the route. Tourists disembarking their cruise ship at the port in Philipsburg can walk for approximately 10 minutes to the center of Phillipsburg to catch a bus to Mullet Bay or the neighboring towns of either Cupecoy or Maho Bay. By bus, this trip will take about 35 minutes. These buses pass by every 15 minutes or so. The same route should be followed on your way back to the cruise ship port from Cupecoy Beach. Make sure to leave plenty of time for travel to board the cruise ship before its departure if you are traveling to St. Maarten via cruise ship.
  2. By taxi: Taxis are readily available throughout Saint Martin and are a form of transportation that a lot of tourists rely on when they visit St. Maarten. Usually, these taxis are vans that can carry up to 10 people. Taxis are especially available at the arrival section of the cruise ship port in Philipsburg, at major hotels on the island as well as at Princess Juliana International airport. Drivers usually only accept cash in both Euros and U.S Dollars. The prices of each taxi ride can range from $4 to $45 (€3.5 to €40) depending on the distance and timing of your trip to Mullet Bay Beach. It is important to agree on a rate with the driver before entering the taxi. There are no Lyft or Uber services available on the island of Saint Martin.
  3. By driving a car: Most travelers choose to rent a car during their stay in Saint Martin. This is a good option if you are planning to stay in St. Maarten for an extended time and would like to explore more parts of the island independently, including Mullet Bay Beach. Renting a car would not be very practical if you are traveling to St. Maarten via cruise ship. Several car rental companies are available for tourists at both Princess Juliana International Airport in Dutch Sint Maarten and at Grand Case Airport in French Saint Martin. These rental car companies usually charge around $30 (€25) per day. The ride to Mullet Bay Beach should take about 1 hour at most from any point on the island of St. Martin depending on traffic.

Is Mullet Bay close to Princess Juliana International Airport?

Yes, Mullet Bay is close to Princess Juliana International Airport. Mullet Bay is just 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from Princess Juliana International Airport.

What are the weather conditions in Mullet Bay?

The weather conditions in Mullet Bay are similar throughout the entire island of St. Maarten. The climate characteristics of St. Maarten are usually warm and dry weather all year round. The weather conditions in Mullet Bay are listed below.

The average year-round temperatures in Mullet Bay are listed below.

  • January: 77°F (25°C)
  • February: 76°F (24.5°C)
  • March: 77.9°F (25.5°C)
  • April: 77.9°F (25.5°C)
  • May: 79.7°F (26.5°C)
  • June: 81.5°F (27.5°C)
  • July: 81.5°F (27.5°C)
  • August: 82.4°F (28°C)
  • September: 83.3°F (28.5°C)
  • October: 81.5°F (27.5°C)
  • November: 79.7°F (26.5°C)
  • December: 77.9°F (25.5°C)

What is the water temperature in Mullet Bay?

The water temperature in Mullet Bay is between 79.16°F to 84.2°F (26.2°C to 29°C) throughout the year. The water temperatures in Mullet Bay are listed below.

  • January: 81°F (27°C)
  • February: 79°F (26°C)
  • March: 81°F (27°C)
  • April: 81°F (25.5°C)
  • May: 82°F (27°C)
  • June: 82°F (28°C)
  • July: 82°F (28°C)
  • August: 84°F (29°C)
  • September: 84°F (29°C)
  • October: 84°F (29°C)
  • November: 82°F (28°C)
  • December: 82°F (28°C)

Did Hurricane Luis affect Mullet Bay?

Yes, Hurricane Luis affected Mullet Bay. When Hurricane Luis hit Mullet Bay in September 1995, it caused such severe damage that locals had almost lost hope for the town. Hurricane Luis was a category 4 hurricane with 165-mph winds that caused the death of 19 people and made 20,000 people homeless. The island of St. Maarten also lost power for months, and the damage made was visible even nearly 16 years later.

Hurricane Luis destroyed the Mullet Bay Resort and Casino, one of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean. The owners of the Mullet Bay Resort and Casino couldn’t decide what to do after Hurricane Luis. But nearly 16 years later, the remains of the resort were demolished. Locals see the recently demolished ruins of Mullet Bay Resort as a sign of hope and faith that the 16-year storm is finally passing.

Other hurricanes that have affected Mullet Bay are Hurricane Ernesto in 2012, Hurricane Rafael in 2012, and Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

What is the size of Mullet Bay?

Mullet Bay Beach is over 1,500 ft (457 m). Mullet Bay is smaller than Simpson Bay and larger than Kim Sha Beach.

What is the population of Mullet Bay?

Mullet Bay is less crowded than Maho Beach, Simpson Bay Beach, and Great Bay Beach, the most crowded beaches on the island. The amount of inhabitants of St. Maarten is estimated to be around 77,000 people.

What are the popular destinations near Mullet Bay?

The popular destinations near Mullet Bay are listed below.

  1. Kalatua Beach Restaurant
  2. Jax Steakhouse
  3. Mullett Bay Golf
  4. Da Waterhole

What are some other beaches near Mullet Bay?

There are many beaches near Mullet Bay. Some of the beaches located near Mullet Bay are some of the best beaches in St. Maarten. Some other beaches that are near Mullet Bay are listed below.

  1. Maho Beach
  2. Cupecoy Beach
  3. Simpson Bay
  4. Baie Longue

Are there any museums in Mullet Bay?

No, there are no museums in Mullet Bay. Tourists who want to visit some of the best museums in Sint Maarten should visit Philipsburg just 8.7 miles (13.9 km) from Mullet Bay.

Are there shopping areas near Mullet Bay?

Yes, there are shopping areas near Mullet Bay. Some of the best places to shop in St. Martin/Sint Maarten are located near Mullet Bay in Maho Beach. Some of the best things to buy when visiting Mullet Bay are souvenirs, duty-free jewelry, and duty-free designer clothes. The shopping areas near Mullet Bay are listed below.

  1. Sint Rose Shopping Mall
  2. Blue Mall in Cupecoy Bay
  3. Front Street in Philipsburg

Person in front of Mullet Bay Beach sign

 

What are the best clubs near Mullet Bay?

The best clubs near Mullet Bay are located in Maho Beach. The most popular clubs in Sint Maarten are on the Dutch side which is known for its vibrant ambiance. The best clubs near Mullet Bay are listed below.

  1. WE Lounge is located in Maho Village just 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from Mullet Bay. The bartenders at WE Lounge are famous for being very creative and preparing lively freestyle cocktails and shots. At WE Lounge there is live music. WE Lounge is open from 7:30 PM to 3:00 AM. The approximate price for a night out at WE Lounge is $10 to $100 (€8 to €88) per person.
  2. Mykonos is located in Maho Beach just 1 mile (1.6 km) from Mullet Bay. Mykonos is an outdoor club with a swimming pool. Mykonos offers different DJs every weekend. Mykonos is open between Friday and Sunday from 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM. The approximate price for a night at Mykonos is between $15 to $25 (€13 to €22) per person.
  3. The Hole in the Wall is located in Maho Beach just 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from Mullet Bay. The Hole in the Wall offers live music played by local artists every night from the eras of the 60s to the 80s. The prices at Hole in the Wall are reasonable. The staff at The Hole in the Wall is known for being very friendly. The Hole in the Wall is open from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM every day.

What are the best restaurants near Mullet Bay?

The restaurants in St. Maarten are known in the Caribbean because of their excellent food and wonderful service. The finest restaurants in St. Maarten near Mullet Bay are listed and explained below.

  1. Kalatua is a Mediterranean restaurant located in Mullet Bay Beach just 20 ft (6 m) from Mullet Bay Beach. Kalatua offers gluten-free, Kosher, and vegan options on the menu. Kalatua is also a dog-friendly restaurant. Kalatua is open from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. The prices at Kalatua go from $6 to $98 (€5.75 to €93.89).
  2. Sunset Bar & Grill offers local Caribbean cuisine. Sunset Bar & Grill is located in Simpson Bay just 1 mile (1.6 km) from Mullet Bay. Sunset Bar & Grill has vegetarian and vegan options available. The Sunset Bar & Grill accepts credit cards. Sunset Bar & Grill is open from 7:30 AM to 4:00 AM. The prices at Sunset Bar & Grill go from $13 to $20 (€12.45 to €19.16).
  3. Rosie’s Snack Bar is located in Mullet Bay. Rosie’s Snack Bar offers local food with helpful and cheerful staff. Some tourists visit Rosie’s Snack Bar in the afternoon to enjoy not just the food, but also the sunset view. Rosie’s Snack Bar is open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 AM every day. The prices at Rosie’s Snack Bar go from $1.50 to $28.95 (€1.44 to €27.87).

What are the best hotels near Mullet Bay?

Some of the most popular hotels in Sint Maarten are near Mullet Bay. The best hotels near Mullet Bay are listed below.

  1. Sapphire Beach Club & Resort is located between Mullet Bay and Cupecoy Beach just 0.6 miles (1 km) from Mullet Bay and 1.8 miles (2.8 km) from Princess Juliana International Airport. The hotel has an online rating of 3 out of 5 stars. There are many reviews on the internet praising the Sapphire Beach Club & Resort because of its location and friendly staff. Some of the most popular amenities at the Sapphire Beach Club & Resort are a restaurant, a swimming pool, and a lounge. The Sapphire Beach Club & Resort costs are from $130 to $241 (€119 to €222) per night.
  2. The Morgan Resort & Spa is a 4-star modern resort in Simpson Bay just 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from Mullet Bay and 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from Princess Juliana International Airport. The Morgan Resort & Spa has a good rating for its quality service on online reviews. The chief operating officer at The Morgan Resort & Spa strolls around the hotel from time to time to meet and greet the guests. The resort’s employees are also known to be friendly and helpful. The Morgan Resort & Spa price is approximately $199 (€176) per night.
  3. Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is located at Maho Beach just 0.8 miles (1.2 km) from Mullet Bay and 0.6 miles (900 m) from Princess Juliana International Airport. Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa has 4 out of 5 stars in online reviews.

Tourists love the facilities, the staff, and the accommodations at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa. The rates at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa go from $243 to $451 (€232 to €432) per night.

What are the tours for Mullet Bay in Sint Maarten?

There are different tours on St. Maarten that allow tourists to enjoy even more their vacations on the island. The tours for Sint Maarten Mullet Bay are listed and explained below.

  1. St. Maarten Private Nightlife Tour with a Guide. A local guide will walk the tourists to the best nightlife spots in the city such as the best bars, casinos, and restaurants in the areas of Philipsburg and Grand Case. This tour lasts approximately 5 to 6 hours. The price at St. Maarten Private Nightlife Tour is $200 (€192) for up to 5 people.
  2. The Best of St. Maarten Private Sightseeing Tour offers tourists the opportunity to explore untouched beaches and duty-free shopping. Guests can have lunch in a delicious local restaurant, then enjoy a relaxing swim at Mullet Bay or any other beach. Tourists will enjoy the stunning views of Marigot, Downtown Philipsburg, and some neighboring islands. This is a 5-hour tour. The price for a group of 10 people on the Best of St. Maarten Private Sightseeing Tour will cost $450 (€432).

What should you wear in Mullet Bay?

In order to travel comfortably, many tourists may wonder what clothes to wear in St. Maarten. When visiting Mullet Bay, it is possible to use light and airy clothing such as shorts, shirts, hats, sunglasses, and others, because of the warm weather and the culture. Things that tourists should wear when visiting Mullet Bay are listed below.

  1. Sun hat
  2. Shorts
  3. Linen Pants
  4. T-Shirts
  5. Sundresses
  6. Swimsuit
  7. Sunscreen
  8. Sunglasses

What activities can be done in Mullet Bay?

St. Martin has a lot of activities that tourists love. There are many things to do in St. Maarten/Saint Martin that are pretty popular such as snorkeling, water tours, scuba diving, sailing, and others. The activities that can be done when visiting Mullet Bay in Saint Maarten are listed below.

  1. Sailing
  2. Swimming
  3. Snorkeling
  4. Jet Ski Tour
  5. Tour on a Catamaran

What are the night activities in Mullet Bay?

Mullet Bay has different restaurants where tourists can spend a nice time at night. There are casinos, bars, and nightclubs in places nearby Mullet Bay such as Philipsburg and Simpson Bay. The night activities in places nearby Mullet Bay are listed below.

  1. Casinos
  2. Nightclubs
  3. Bars

Overview of Mullet Bay Beach

What is the best time to go to Mullet Bay?

The best time to go to Mullet Bay is between February and March because of the pleasant weather and the inexpensive hotel rates.

What is the hottest month in Mullet Bay?

The hottest month in Mullet Bay is July when the temperatures go from 82.2°F to 88.3°F (27.9°C to 31.3°C).

What is the coldest month in Mullet Bay?

The coldest month in Mullet Bay is March when the temperatures go from 75°F to 80.6°F (24°C to 27°C).

What is the rainiest month in Mullet Bay?

The rainiest month in Mullet Bay is September when the precipitations are approximately 132.8 mm (5.22 inches).

What are the things to know before you go to Mullet Bay?

Things to know before visiting Mullet Bay are listed below.

  1. Access to Mullet Bay is free.
  2. Mullet Bay is a good beach for surfers.
  3. Mullet Bay is on the Dutch side of Saint Maarten.
  4. Mullet Bay is frequently featured on postcards because of its beauty.
  5. Mullet Bay is about a 20-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport.
  6. Tourists can rent a chair and umbrella for approximately $15 (€14.40) per day.

Are dogs allowed in Mullet Bay Beach?

Yes, dogs are allowed in Mullet Bay Beach.

Is Mullet Bay safe?

Yes, Mullet Bay is safe. St. Maarten is considered a relatively safe island to visit in the Caribbean. However, same as traveling to other countries, tourists can take some precautions such as closing the doors at night, keeping watch over their valuables, keeping their passports in the hotel, and avoiding walking alone at night.