Burgeaux Bay is located on the western end of Simpson Bay, which is part of the Beacon Hill area of Dutch St. Maarten. You reach it over a short road from the southern end of the airport at Sunset Bar. The road, by the way, is no longer bumpy, as it has recently been paved. There are a few beach access paths between some of the villas and cottages. It never gets busy here, so you always feel like having the beach for your own.
The beach stretches for a few hundred yards between villas and the sea. To access the beach you'll have to find your way on one of the short, sandy paths between the villas and cottages. When you go for a swim or snorkeling, there are first a few rocks to overcome, but the water is rarely ever rough at this location, which is protected from the sometimes strong eastern winds.
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View to the North towards the island mountain chain
The Burgeaux Bay area is not a touristy area. It has no major resorts. Yet the proximity to the airport and many key island attractions and amenities, in walking distance or a short drive away, make this area an ideal vacation spot for those looking for an active beach vacation.
In general, the leeward beaches to the west and southwest are calmer, facing the Caribbean Sea. Therefore, the sandy part of Burgeaux Bay is a beach with usually calm waters. Despite some rocks at the edges, this is a lovely beach. Burgeaux Bay is close to where the action is, yet still not overcrowded.
Aerial view of the southern tip of Burgeaux Bay
View of Pelican Key from Burgeaux Bay
Facing southwest, Burgeaux Bay is a perfect spot to watch glorious Caribbean sunsets. Afterwards, if you are up to see people, have a 1/2 mile walk to the restaurants, beach bars, casinos, and various hot spots at various beach bars, at the famous Sunset Bar at the airport runway, or at the many entertainment places and restaurants at Maho and Cupecoy.