Secluded and Charming Anse Marcel on Saint Martin
Most island visitors never know or see this very charming and secluded area on Saint Martin. It is Anse Marcel. The picturesque bay and its magnificent beach are located to the very North of the island. The steep drive up and down offers breathtaking panoramic views. A short walk from the parking at the entrance of Anse Marcel will take you to a fabulous beach facing the coast of Anguilla in some distance. Or you turn right, visit the yacht harbour, one of the few restaurants, or the Riu Plaza Anse Marcel Hotel, which is the only major hotel at the northern island tip.
The secluded character of this area might have been the reason years ago, when Anse Marcel was selected for a meeting of President George Bush senior and the French president.
Despite being so unknown, Anse Marcel delivers many reasons for a visit or to stay there. Anse Marcel features a pleasant, never crowded beach for couples and families. It is nestled in a beautiful tropical quiet bay, protected from the swell. It is a white sandy beach with shade and calm waters. The beach is open to the public and offers snacks and meals served at very relaxing and casual beach cabanas. Here, you can also rent beach chairs and umbrellas.
The marina can be your starting point for trips to Tintamare, an uninhabited islands off Sint Maarten. Or rent a jet ski for your exploration.
If you prefer a rental villa instead of hotel accommodation, a few attractively priced rentals are available. See the links for more details. The rentals are located at hillside and thus offer great views. The tropical vegetation and the contrast between the blue waters and the white buildings are awesome.
If you look for a private beach, just for you only, walk a few minutes, and you reach Petites Cayes. Feel like being a castaway!
If you decide for more life, drive back over the hill and head for Grand Case in about ten minutes distance. Grand Case has plenty of first class and budget dining opportunities. Sorry guys, you have missed Mariah Carey, who had been seen this week at Grand Case beach. Thank you for watching this video.