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St Maarten Kayak and Snorkel Adventure in Simpson Bay
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (23 reviews)
“la bamba” (15 reviews)
“beach bar” (18 reviews)
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Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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"great beach"
in 23 reviews
"la bamba"
in 15 reviews
"beach bar"
in 18 reviews
"greenhouse restaurant"
in 6 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 4 reviews
"kayak rentals"
in 4 reviews
"atrium resort"
in 4 reviews
"soft sand"
in 4 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 4 reviews
"water activities"
in 4 reviews
"simpson bay area"
in 4 reviews
"paddle boards"
in 4 reviews
"heineken regatta"
in 6 reviews
"calm waters"
in 3 reviews
"clear water"
in 3 reviews
"shore excursion"
in 3 reviews
"jet ski"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach has it all. Close to food, massages available, chairs for hotel guests, volleyball, banana boats, kayaks, even a floating jump raft. Good place for all

1  Thank jormiston48154
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kim Sha is a nice little beach. To repeat what others have said the water isn't the clearest, bit it is definitely calm, seaweed free, and great for kids. The beach service from Buccaneer Beach Bar is very good, we live dinners at The Greenhouse....More

2  Thank cmanatee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was small, rather disappointing, water was cloudy, so couldn't snorkel. Beach was VERY littered with cig. butts, beer bottle caps, old cups, even someone's shorts and used tampon...yuck..lots of debris. Someone was renting 2 lounge chairs and umbrellas for 20$, so we rented...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I liked it was clean, they have beach chair and umbrella rentals (2 chairs and one umbrella for $15). Good and reasonable prices for food and drinks. Restrooms are clean.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Tried to head to the French side of the island on our cruise stop but were advised against this because of the devastation wrought by the hurricane. Instead hopped to Kim Sha Beach as we were (wrongly) advised by information at the port that parasailing...More

5  Thank sazoram
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Went there this week as my afternoon shore excursion while on Celebrity cruises. Looked at many different options being as Orient Bay was devasted. The water was warm and calm and great for swimming but too churned up for snorkeling. The beach chairs were already...More

1  Thank Pete923
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The beach is beautiful. There are jet skis and other activities available. There is a charge for chairs and umbrellas.

Thank Marci B
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

friendly beach....locals and tourists....bucaneer right there with their great food...local bbq places nearby

Thank aadiaz2002
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Kim Sha Beach is part of Simpson Bay, St Martin. It was a nice white sand beach and there was a restaurant nearby. (It is my understanding that Orient Bay was devastated with the last round of hurricanes.) This would be a place I would...More

1  Thank kwebster2
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Beach amazing, clean, but very busy with cruise ship tourists bussed in. Great beach bar service from Greenhouse. Sarai the beach bar girl was amazing.

1  Thank Amy B
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WILLIAM D
29 April 2018|
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Response from donclaytonmusic | Reviewed this property |
Orient Beach currently is not rebuilt. Of course the beach is there but not ready for tourists. I do not believe it will be ready by August. Plans are underway and permits are being issued to rebuild this spectacular beach.
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yeugeniya
26 March 2018|
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Response from donclaytonmusic | Reviewed this property |
I would head to Kim Sha but , mullet is also a very nice beach.
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Patricia H
18 March 2018|
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Response from Christian P | Reviewed this property |
while you can take a cab from the port directly, it is very busy when the ship docks. I think it would be much more enjoyable to spend 30 min to walking from the port to the town of Philipsburg. It is a leisurely walk that's... More
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