Posted January 5th, 2012, 09:59 AM
Are you familiar with a resort beach in St Martin that describes what I am looking for? When in Cozumel, we went to Nochi Cocom and enjoyed it immensely .
I would suggest checking out these two websites:
Since there will be 5 ships in port and with no great wish to see the planes landing at Maho I would personally avoid going towards the Simpson Bay area just because of traffic congestion. That would leave Dawn Bay as the best Dutchside beach since it is no where near the Simpson Bay area. Dawn can be nice but it can be get crowded and the water can get rough. I have found it too rough for me on a couple of occasions. There are some nice French side beaches including Orient, Le Galion and Pinel Island and Anse Marcel that have most of what you are looking for but I have seen toppless sunbathers at all of them and full nudity at Orient. So due to traffic concerns and the desire to hang out at a beach where everyone at least has a bikini on (much to my shagrin there will be speedos!)
this leads me to suggest Petite Plage beach at the Grand Case beach club for you. I can not guarantee that there will be absolutely no nudity but that can not be guaranteed at any beach on the island. I have stayed at the resort for vacations for up to 11 days at a time on 3 or 4 occasions now I think and I have never seen any nudity on either of the resorts beaches. Since the resort is only about a five minute walk straight in to the village of Grand Case where there are restaurants and little boutique style shops to explore there is plenty to occupy a full day. The websites that I posted above will give you a good look at what this beach and area is like. On the Grand Case beach club website you will notice a piece of land that jets out towards the water and has a building on it. That piece of land seperates the two beaches. The very narrow beach by the resort condos is the resort guests beach and the other beach which has more sand and the loungers with the flags is the beach for the public and resort guests. For arguments sake all beaches on the island are public but getting to them without trespassing onto private property is the tricky part sometimes. There are two ways to access Petite Plage beach. You can ask the driver to take you to Grand Case beach club and buzz in and tell them that you are going to spend the day at Creole Rock watersports and Sunset Cafe or you can have the driver drive you just past the resort entrance to the public pathway and just walk in that way.
I really do hope that you find the right beach for your day on the island.