Guana Bay Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Guana Bay Beach showing a sandy beach, tropical scenes and landscape views

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.

Top Hotels Close to Guana Bay Beach

Paradise Villa Caribbean Ocean View
Paradise Villa Caribbean Ocean View
Guana Bay Beach, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Situated near the beach, this villa is steps from Guana Bay Beach and Guana Bay. Gibb's Bay Beach and Museum of Sint Maarten are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Paradise Villa Caribbean Ocean View
Direct on the beach/6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Direct on the beach/6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Nestled on the beach, this Philipsburg villa is just steps from Guana Bay and Guana Bay Beach. Gibb's Bay Beach and Museum of Sint Maarten are also within 2 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Guana Bay get away - a perfect end to 2020!
"Our recent stay at the Villa Hibiscus exceeded our expectations. Our group consisted of 2 families of 5 adults each, 10 total. The Villa’s accommodations are very spacious and clean. The private pool and immediate access to the beach are all we could have hoped for. Guana Bay had waves that provided ..."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Direct on the beach/6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Direct on the beach/ 6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Direct on the beach/ 6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Philipsburg
Nestled on the beach, this Philipsburg villa is just steps from Guana Bay and Guana Bay Beach. Gibb's Bay Beach and Museum of Sint Maarten are also within 2 ...
Direct on the beach/ 6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
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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Best Lodging Options Near Guana Bay Beach

Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel
Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Oyster Pond Road No 156, Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond
The price is $340 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel
Paradise Villa Caribbean Ocean View
Paradise Villa Caribbean Ocean View
Guana Bay Beach, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Paradise Villa Caribbean Ocean View
Direct on the beach/6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Direct on the beach/6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Direct on the beach/6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Direct on the beach/ 6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Direct on the beach/ 6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Philipsburg
Direct on the beach/ 6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem
Direct on the beach/6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem.
Direct on the beach/6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem.
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Direct on the beach/6 BDR/en-suite /maid included. Excellent service. Rare gem.
Villa Tropicale 1 Minute Walk To The Beach
Villa Tropicale 1 Minute Walk To The Beach
Philipsburg
Villa Tropicale 1 Minute Walk To The Beach
Villa Amalia
Villa Amalia
5 out of 5
Guana Bay Point, Philipsburg
Villa Amalia
Caribbean Ocean View - 2bdr Unit 7
Caribbean Ocean View - 2bdr Unit 7
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Caribbean Ocean View - 2bdr Unit 7
Caribbean Ocean View - 2bdr Unit #17
Caribbean Ocean View - 2bdr Unit #17
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Caribbean Ocean View - 2bdr Unit #17
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.