Long Bay Beach, also called Baie Longue, is one of the most stunning beaches in St. Maarten, an island located in northeast Caribbean. The northern collectivity of the island is ruled by the French, while the southern territory is administered by the Dutch. Offering a different atmosphere, each side of the island allows you to explore two places in one trip. The French side provides fashionable boutiques and gourmet cuisine, while the Dutch side features fantastic nightlife.
Bordered by La Samanna, the most luxurious hotel in St. Maarten, and by other luxurious villas, the beach boasts of an extended strip of white sand, crystal clear water, and a tranquil environment perfect for enjoying and chilling out. If you want to experience a pleasant climate, visit the place during December-April. If privacy is your priority, travel during May-November, which is the rainy season, when crowds are at all time low.
Sail to the reefs and beaches around the island, while stopping at the hidden bays. Cruise across on a powerboat to the small islands like Pinel Island and Tintamarre Island for kayaking, snorkeling, and standup paddle boarding. Experience the breathtaking beaches like Orient Bay and Maho by indulging in deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, and other activities.
Celebrate different kinds of carnivals at the island with parades, feasting, and music, held in February. An international sailing event, called the Heineken Regatta, is held in early March every year drawing world-class parties, bands, and performers. On July 14, Bastille Day is celebrated at St. Maarten with sailboat races and colorful parades.
Being the “Gourmet Capital of Caribbean”, St. Maarten’s Grand Case is home to top-notch restaurants and eateries, where world-class chefs serve up French delicacies with Caribbean, American, and Creole touches. The island has a host of beautiful villas where private chefs cook up genuine French food, which can be savored in the comforts of the villas.