Situated right on the border between the French side and Dutch side of Saint Martin Island, but part of the French West Indies, Oyster Pond is the ideal exotic destination for those who love quiet vacations. Being a great destination for families, you can be sure you will find plenty of houses, villas and flats for you to rent.
A relaxing vacation in Oyster Pond
You should know that Oyster Pond
doesn’t have its own beach, but Dawn Beach can be found at only 1 km away from the village. This is an absolutely charming beach where you can find velvety white sand and coconut treas. You can get here really fast by taxi boat or by car. Car rental offices can be found in Philipsburg, Grand Case and Maho Reef.
Dawn Beach is situated nearby the Oyster Pond Marina, an enchanting harbor filled with sailboats and charters. Here you will also find a great selection of waterfront restaurants, one of the most popular ones being Captain’s Oliver, where the lobster buffet and Sunday brunches are waiting for tourists all over the world. The harbor of Oyster Pond is also the departure point for St. Barth.
You should also plan a trip to the hill of Oyster Pond for enjoying a beautiful walk and getting a chance to capture the panoramic views of the resort. On the hill you will discover approximately 20 bungalows which form “Les Balcons d’Oyster Pond”.
The surroundings of Oyster Pond
If you’re driving your personal car, you can continue your trip along the shore to Orient Beach, situated in the resort called Orient Bay. A popular destination for tourists who choose to visit Saint Martin, Orient Bay is situated only 3 km away from Oyster Pond and welcomes you with a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, the perfect setting for a fun holiday.
Oyster Bay is protected by the Babit Point Peninsula, the narrow inlet formed between Babit Point, situated in the French side of the island, and Oyster Bay Resort, part of the Netherlands Antilles, being a real challenge for sailors.
The culinary capital of St. Martin, Grand Case, is situated only 6 km away from Oyster Pond, so it would be a real shame if you were not to visit. The overwhelming number of restaurants tempts tourists with their Creole, International and European cuisine, and the Boulevard de Grand Case is filled with elegant cafes and stores.
Nettle Bay is a great destination for those who love water sports, especially kite boarding and waterskiing. The water here is ideal for these types of sports due to the high waves and strong currents. Also, the sandy beach is perfect for long days spent in the sun.
The Nature Reserve of St. Martin is situated right next to the entrance to Oyster Pond. You should go and pay a visit, especially if you love exotic fauna and flora. The reserve covers a surface of 150 ha of land and 3,000 ha of sea, and includes the Pinel Island, Petite Clef, Tintamarre, Green Cay and other small islands.
So, don’t wait another minute and book your plane tickets with the destination St. Maarten Princess Juliana SXM Airport. Oyster Pond is waiting for you. Even though this is a last minute decision or one of those fabulous weekend ideas, you will definitely find great prices for your plane tickets, especially for the San Francisco - Philipsburg route.