If you’re looking for an idyllic beach escape while visiting St Maarten, consider chartering a boat and setting sail for nearby Anguilla, where Cove Bay is one of the only beaches without any resort development to mar the picturesque scenery. Some helpful amenities are available in Cove Bay though, including rental sun chairs and umbrellas. Visitors should bring snorkel gear to explore the shallow, rocky reef at the east end of the bay and also be sure to make a stop at Smokey’s at the Cove to sample some of the tastiest island barbecue around.
Located on the southwest end of Anguilla, Cove Bay is a short boat ride from Grand Case Bay on the French side of St Maarten. You can either charter a boat to take you there directly or take the ferry from Marigot to Anguilla, and then a taxi to Cove Bay.