Cupecoy

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Cupecoy showing a sandy beach, general coastal views and a luxury hotel or resort
After you clamber down a limestone cliff you’ll come upon three small bays with secluded beaches where clothing is optional and the sunsets are magnificent.

Lauded by regulars as St. Maarten’s most picturesque stretch of coast, the three sandy beaches that make up Cupecoy Beach are quiet and peaceful. Unlike many of the bigger beaches on the island, Cupecoy is a little difficult to reach due to the surrounding limestone cliffs, but this only adds to its charm and sense of seclusion. During the high season the “clothing optional” beach is great for anybody seeking some time away from the crowds on the Dutch part of the island.

Carefully make your way down the cliff by following a series of carved steps. As you descend toward the beach you’ll forget you are just minutes away from the indoor shopping, tourist villas and busy bars and restaurants of St. Maarten. Walk along the beach, explore the caves and rock formations behind it or take a dive in the warm water.

While the entire beach is frequented by nudists, the area closest to the steps is a little more conservative due to its proximity to a public mall. Families come here because of the patch of sand for children to play on. A small beach shack rents out chairs and umbrellas and sells refreshments. The far end of Cupecoy Beach has become a gathering place for the gay and lesbian population and visitors of the island.

Cupecoy Beach waters can range from gentle rolling waves to rough surf, which makes it good for swimming or surfing depending on the day’s conditions. Rent equipment elsewhere on the island or bring your own. The beach becomes more popular at dusk as it has a reputation for one of the best sunsets in the area. The top of the cliff is regularly lined with photographers and many make their way down to the water’s edge to enjoy the sunset from the soft sand.

Cupecoy Beach is located just south of the French/Dutch border, on the St. Maarten side. The nearby Blue Mall shopping center can easily be reached by taxi or car. In front of the mall, steps lead to the cliffs. You can park in the Blue Mall parking lot for a fee.

Where to stay in Cupecoy

Adonis Cupecoy
Adonis Cupecoy
2.5 out of 5
Jordan Road, Lowlands
The price is $88 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
Stay at this hotel in Lowlands. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Mullet Bay Beach and Mullet Bay are located nearby. Discover ...
3.9/5 Good! (80 reviews)
"The hotel is located in a great location.it’s great and quite, It was a pleasant stay."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Adonis Cupecoy
Sapphire Beach Club Resort
Sapphire Beach Club Resort
3 out of 5
147 Lowlands, Cupecoy Beach, Lowlands
The price is $118 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Lowlands. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.2/5 (396 reviews)
"NIce"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

Sapphire Beach Club Resort
The Hotel Porto Cupecoy
The Hotel Porto Cupecoy
3.5 out of 5
166 Rhine Rd, Lowlands, Sint Maarten
The price is $249 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Lowlands. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a casino. Popular attractions Mullet Bay Beach and Cupecoy Beach are located ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"We liked everything."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

The Hotel Porto Cupecoy
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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3.5 out of 5
Rhine Rd. 9, Lowlands
The price is $135 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in Lowlands. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a golf course. Popular attractions Mullet Bay Beach and Cupecoy Beach are ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
Great!
"The stay was amazing and service was friendly."

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

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The Hotel Porto Cupecoy
The Hotel Porto Cupecoy
3.5 out of 5
166 Rhine Rd, Lowlands, Sint Maarten
The price is $249 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Lowlands. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a casino. Popular attractions Mullet Bay Beach and Cupecoy Beach are located ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"We liked everything."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

The Hotel Porto Cupecoy
*20% OFF - SUMMER SPECIALS* BEACHFRONT 3BR CONDO_THE CLIFF_Beach Access
*20% OFF - SUMMER SPECIALS* BEACHFRONT 3BR CONDO_THE CLIFF_Beach Access
Lowlands, Sint Maarten
Stay at this beach condo in Lowlands. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions Mullet ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Just splendid
"Second time to “The Cliff”. We love this property. John, the host is very attentive to our requests. Their Conceirge is pretty helpful. Highly recommend"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

*20% OFF - SUMMER SPECIALS* BEACHFRONT 3BR CONDO_THE CLIFF_Beach Access
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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