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Guana Bay Beach

The picturesque shores of this tranquil bay provide a great opportunity to escape the crowds and jump in the crystal clear water for surfing or swimming.

Visit this tranquil stretch of coast on the right day and you may have the whole beach to yourself. Guana Bay Beach is a rare slice of secluded coast that is seldom frequented by locals or tourists, despite its picturesque appearance, excellent surf conditions and beautiful views. 

Arrive at the beach before dawn to see a breathtaking sunrise, pack a picnic breakfast and then enjoy the serenity at one of St. Maarten’s best-kept secrets. Plan ahead for a relaxing day on the beach. Bring towels, an umbrella for shade and plenty of food and drinks, as there are no facilities on the beach. A small convenience store on the way to Guana Bay sells all you need for a hot day on the beach.

Take a stroll along the beach to fully appreciate its beauty. The beach stretches for more than 1,500 feet (500 meters) and is particularly wide. At the southern end you’ll reach Guana Bay Point, offering excellent views across the Caribbean Sea. On a clear day you’ll be able to see the French island of St. Barthelemy, about 10 miles (15 kilometers) away.  

Experienced swimmers will love the conditions at Guana Bay. The Atlantic Ocean provides excellent swells so Guana Bay is a popular destination for diehard surfers. Windsurfing and snorkeling are also possible at Guana Bay, and equipment can be rented in Philipsburg. Children and inexperienced swimmers should remain close to shore since strong currents are active in the area. 

Guana Bay is located just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Philipsburg on the Sint Maarten side of the island. It can be reached on foot by climbing from the road over a small hill or it takes just a few minutes by car from town. When parking your car in the free parking area, be sure to take any valuables out of the vehicle since there is no security in the area.


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Paradise Villa Caribbean Ocean View

Guana Bay Beach, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guana Bay Beach and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Great Bay Beach. Guana Bay and Gibb's Bay Beach are also within 15 minutes.

    Beachfront 6 BR Luxurious Villa Allamanda at Guana Bay Beach
    Beachfront 6 BR Luxurious Villa Allamanda at Guana Bay Beach

    Beachfront 6 BR Luxurious Villa Allamanda at Guana Bay Beach

    Philipsburg, SX
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on the beach, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guana Bay Beach and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Great Bay Beach. Guana Bay and Gibb's Bay Beach are also within 15 minutes.

      Beachfront 6 BR Luxurious Villa Hibiscus
      Beachfront 6 BR Luxurious Villa Hibiscus

      Beachfront 6 BR Luxurious Villa Hibiscus

      Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated on the beach, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guana Bay and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Great Bay Beach. Guana Bay Beach and Gibb's Bay Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Beachfront 6 BR Luxurious Villa Jasmine at Guana Bay Beach
        Beachfront 6 BR Luxurious Villa Jasmine at Guana Bay Beach

        Beachfront 6 BR Luxurious Villa Jasmine at Guana Bay Beach

        Philipsburg
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Philipsburg villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guana Bay and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Great Bay Beach. Guana Bay Beach and Gibb's Bay Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Villa Tropicale 1 Minute Walk To The Beach
          Villa Tropicale 1 Minute Walk To The Beach

          Villa Tropicale 1 Minute Walk To The Beach

          Philipsburg
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Philipsburg, this villa is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Guana Bay Beach and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Great Bay Beach. Guana Bay and Gibb's Bay Beach are also within 15 minutes.

            Villa Amalia
            Villa Amalia

            Villa Amalia

            Guana Bay Point, Philipsburg
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this luxury vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guana Bay and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Great Bay Beach. Guana Bay Beach and Gibb's Bay Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              GetAways at Guana Beach Villas
              GetAways at Guana Beach Villas

              GetAways at Guana Beach Villas

              Guy Estate Pen Shell Rd, Guana Bay, Philipsburg
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Red Pond Estates, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guana Bay, and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Great Bay Beach. Gibb's Bay Beach and Guana Bay Beach are also within 10 minutes.

                Villa Amalia
                Villa Amalia

                Villa Amalia

                Villa Amalia, Philipsburg
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this luxury vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guana Bay and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Great Bay Beach. Guana Bay Beach and Gibb's Bay Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).