Where to stay in St Martin French side?

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You’ve made up your mind to visit the island of Saint-Martin, a little jewel in the French West Indies. You’ve booked your plane tickets and are now looking for accommodation on the French side of the island. Of course, the island isn’t very big, but if it’s your first visit, it’s not always easy to find a good base for a successful vacation so you ask yourself : Where to stay in St Martin French side? 

Don’t worry, we’re here to guide you! As residents for over 20 years, we know the island like the back of our hand, and we’re here to help you find the perfect spot. Follow our advice and discover the best places to stay in Saint-Martin for an unforgettable vacation.

Marigot:

Marigot, the capital of the French part of Saint-Martin, is the ideal place for travelers looking to immerse themselves in local culture and enjoy a lively atmosphere. This charming town offers a vibrant experience of Caribbean life, with its colorful market stalls overflowing with exotic fruits, local spices and authentic crafts. Stroll the picturesque streets and discover the island’s history as you go.
Marigot is also home to the maritime pier, from where you can take a ferry to visit the neighboring islands of Anguilla or St Barthélemy. It’s an ideal starting point for excursions to these popular destinations.
If you’re a shopping enthusiast, Marigot is full of boutiques where you can find clothes, jewelry, unique souvenirs and much more. You can also enjoy delicious French cuisine in the town’s restaurants, while taking in the view of the marina.

We recommend Marigot for : Lovers of culture and entertainment. Marigot offers a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and is perfect for travelers seeking cultural discoveries and an authentic Saint-Martin experience.

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Baie Nettlé:

Baie Nettlé is a lively neighborhood located just 5 minutes from Marigot and 10 minutes from the Dutch part of the island. It’s the ideal location for travelers who want to be in the heart of the action and easily explore both parts of Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten.
Baie Nettlé offers a variety of entertainment options, with its many restaurants. You can sample local and international cuisine in the waterfront restaurants, enjoying the lively atmosphere.
Baie Nettlé’s proximity to the capital Marigot also makes it an excellent choice for those wishing to discover the culture, history and attractions of the French part of the island. You can visit Fort Louis and stroll through the picturesque streets of Marigot.

We recommend Baie Nettlé for : Travelers who want to be in the center of the island and enjoy the nightlife on the Dutch side.

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Orient Bay:

Orient Bay, the tourist lung on the French side of the island, is often considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and is a veritable paradise for lovers of sun, white sand and crystal-clear waters. This magnificent bay offers breathtaking scenery, lined with palm trees and laid-back beach bars.
Orient Bay beach is ideal for relaxing, sunbathing and swimming in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. You can also enjoy a variety of exciting water activities, such as snorkeling, kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing. Thrill-seekers can even try parasailing or jet skiing.
Orient Bay also boasts a good selection of restaurants, bars and boutiques, allowing you to dine, refresh and shop close to the beach.

We recommend Orient Bay for: travelers looking for entertainment, lovers of beach paradise and water activities, or for those who want to relax without even needing to rent a car, as all amenities are on site.

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Cul de Sac:

Cul de Sac is a peaceful neighborhood on the island’s northeast coast, offering a serene ambience and relaxed atmosphere. It’s the ideal place for travelers looking for a quiet getaway and an immersion in the unspoilt nature of Saint-Martin.
The neighborhood is famous for its magnificent bay, offering breathtaking views of the sea and Pinel Islet. You can relax on the sandy beaches, swim in the calm waters and explore the surrounding area by kayak or paddle.
Cul de Sac is also close to the îlet Pinel nature reserve, a small unspoilt paradise where you can observe a variety of birds and colorful fish while snorkeling. What’s more, you can enjoy delicious seafood dishes in the bay’s waterside restaurants.

We recommend Cul de Sac for : Travelers looking for a peaceful getaway and unspoiled nature, a peaceful atmosphere and a connection with nature.

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Anse Marcel:

Anse Marcel is often referred to as “the little Saint-Barth of Saint-Martin” due to its luxurious ambience and idyllic setting. This exclusive neighborhood offers a private marina, a magnificent sandy beach, a shopping center, fine restaurants and much more.
If you’re looking for a chic, relaxing atmosphere, Anse Marcel is the ideal place to stay. You can relax on the private beach, enjoy the marina’s top-of-the-range facilities, sample fine cuisine in the gourmet restaurants and shop in the luxury boutiques.
Anse Marcel also offers a range of leisure activities, including scuba diving, sailing, paddle boarding and jet skiing. You can also explore the surrounding area and visit the beautiful Baie de l’Embouchure, or take a stroll along the nearby hiking trails.

We recommend Anse Marcel for : Travelers looking for a haven of peace, in a “chic” and peaceful atmosphere.

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Grand Case:

This picturesque little village is a gourmet’s paradise. The streets of Grand Case are lined with “lolos”, small open-air restaurants where you can sample traditional Creole dishes such as “ribs” or stuffed crab. You’ll also find some of the island’s best gourmet restaurants, for which Saint-Martin is famous.
But there’s more to Grand Case than its exceptional cuisine. The town is also famous for its immaculate beach, where fine white sand is fringed by a turquoise sea. The colorful buildings lining the beach add a picturesque touch.

We recommend Grand Case for: travelers who want to combine an exceptional culinary experience with relaxation on an idyllic beach, or travelers who love the authenticity and picturesqueness of the Caribbean.

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