Lounging around: A perfect day at Great Bay beach
Perfectly situated in Philipsburg, The Great Bay beach stretches for two miles in front of the Dutch capital welcoming the droves of cruise ship passengers. The lengthy boardwalk has become one of the main tourist spots of the island as it is where all the action is packed. They say that time flies when you’re having fun, from countless shopping options to lively bars and restaurants, it's easy to lose track of the hours once you step foot in Great Bay beach.
What perfect vacation doesn't consist of hours laying under the sun and taking a dip in the pristine blue ocean? Clear and calm waters dominate Great Bay, beach beds and umbrellas are available for rent for certain deals along the wide stretch which even include free drinks, food and free use of the restrooms. The ideal place to laze around and enjoy a good book while working on your tan.
Restaurants and beach bars
After you work up a sweat from staying under the sun head on over to Great Bay Beach's long boardwalk for a stroll. You'll find that it is adorned with an array of restaurants that ranges from quick bar bites to culinary masterpieces and exotic delicacies. Along the boardwalk, you will find everything and anything you want to satisfy every craving and easy that hunger.
Stroll and shop
Burn off the calories with some retail therapy. Great Bay has become rather popular for its duty-free shopping where you can get 15-30% off of designer items compared to US and Canada prices. This lets you save a ton of money for souvenirs and gifts for people back home.
Great Bay Beach definitely has something for every type of traveler to enjoy. From the stunning spectacle of the white sand against the crystal blue waters, to beach bar happy hours and fine dining under the Caribbean sky, exploring the cosmopolitan feel of Great Bay is a great way to enjoy your day as you discover why this is one of the most popular spots for St. Martin visitors.
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