Ranging from tranquil coves to white-sandy strands backed by glitzy casinos and bars or limestone cliffs, St Martins in the Caribbean is home to some 37 beaches – so there’s a lot to choose from. Watersports are available in abundance and all beaches are accessible by yacht. Due to the island being divided into two nations – half-French and half-Dutch – there’s a real cultural mix and amazing cuisine to experience here.
Whether you head to Philipsburg – the capital of the Dutch side of the island – or to Marigot, the French side’s capital, you’re bound to find your dream stretch of sand on this charming Caribbean island. For an exclusive view of these beaches, book a skippered yacht with SamBoat – for a day or a week.
Formerly known as Cay Bay, Indigo is off the beaten tourist track on the Dutch side of St Martin. It’s private, with a scattering of luxury residences and hotels. Indigo Bay Beach restaurant is a highlight here, with its snow-white canopies and bare wooden floors – where staff wholeheartedly encourage a ‘Rosé all day’ approach to holidays. Enjoy seafood dishes with an Asian twist or an old fashioned cheeseburger with glorious sea views.