I'm just going to tell you up front that the new beach this trip was such a disaster that I didn't take one picture, nor did we stay there any longer than to look at it and leave (#14 on the map if you click on that link up there). I had heard raves about it but I guess those folks don't like the things I like in a good Caribbean beach. Still, we managed to get to 5 beaches this trip, so not bad!
The very first beach we visited was Grand Case Beach (#12 on the map). The friend we were staying with showed us a little alley that led to a place where you could get on the beach without going into the village or near a restaurant. We stayed for a couple hours and it was just a magnificent day.
The next beach we visited was Petite Plage, which is on the other side of the Beach Club (#13 on the map). Honestly, this is "our" favorite beach. Though the Beach Club water sports people rent chairs there, all beaches in St. Martin are free entry and open to the public. While we rented chairs our first visit - because we stayed for most of the day - we went back several times for a couple hours at a time and used some bag chairs that our friends had. We LOVE this beach!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing our wonderful, tropical, Caribbean vacation to St. Martin. Maybe now you know why it's my happy place! Next week, back to blogging about nothing (remember that episode of Seinfeld)?