Dawn Beach is a fine beach of sugar white powdery sand facing the East side of Sint Maarten. Dawn Beach, which gets its name from its absolutely stunning sunrises, is a beautiful beach and perfect for beach strolling, rest, relaxation and a picnic lunch or if you just want to work on your tan. At Dawn Beach it's possible to rent beach chairs and umbrellas and easy to find a place for a little peace and quiet. The name says it all: early risers may enjoy spectacular views of sunrise with St. Barths in the distance. Snorkeling is absolutely incredible, the coral reef is a bit off the shore, so you'll first have to swim to get to the best snorkeling spots but it is worth the swim.
Dawn Beach is neither too close nor too far from cities; you won't lack for anything
Oyster Pond is divided by the border between the French and the Dutch side of the island. The harbor from Oyster Pond protects sailboats and charters from the choppy Atlantic Ocean. It is a pretty marina with good and popular waterfront restaurants.