Little Bay Beach is a secluded hideaway just outside of Philipsburg. The beach itself sits just over the western peninsula of Great Bay, and it’s soft white sand offer an enticing backdrop to the idyllic turquoise water that ever so gently laps the shore. Because of the consistently calm water, Little Bay Beach is a great spot for snorkeling, and you can also find watersports like jetskiing, paddleboats and parasailing, not to mention a selection of bars and restaurants, among the handful of resorts along the bay. From the eastern end of Little Bay Beach, you can take a short hike to the tip of the peninsula to explore Fort Amsterdam, which was built by the Dutch in 1631.
To access the beach, you can drive 5 minutes (or walk 25 minutes) from Philipsburg down Little Bay Road, following sign to the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. Little Bay Beach is a 15-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport and 10 minutes from the cruise ship port.