#21 best destination in the world

Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Best time to travel: May-June, Nov-mid Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, in the territory of Sint Maarten
  • It is famous for being adjacent to the Princess Juliana International Airport and is a popular site for tourists and plane watchers, who visit the beach to watch aircraft on final approach landing at the airport

Mullet Bay Beach

Best time to travel: May-June, Nov-mid Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • White-sand beach offering swimming, snorkeling and surfing, plus food vendors and palm trees

Dawn Beach

Best time to travel: May-June, Nov-mid Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • White-sand beach near several resorts features views of the sunrise and Saint-Barthélemy Island

Little Bay Beach

Best time to travel: May-June, Nov-mid Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Sandy beach along Little Bay featuring palm trees, boating, snorkeling and views of Fort Amsterdam

Great Bay Beach

Best time to travel: May-June, Nov-mid Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • White-sand beach and boardwalk with a variety of nearby restaurants, shops, hotels and casinos

Simpson Bay Beach

Best time to travel: May-June, Nov-mid Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Resort and marina, overlooking Simpson Bay, a private beach with glittering Caribbean waters and white-sandy beaches, local restaurants and bars, casinos, and shopping malls

Kim Sha Beach

Best time to travel: May-June, Nov-mid Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Scenic beach offering jet skiing and other water recreation, plus a playground, restaurants and bars