There is a new beach in St. Maarten! A rocky cove, formerly known as Cay Bay has been rechristened to the somewhat catchier name 'Indigo Bay'.

Not everyone will be happy that we list this beach here, because Happy Bay is still considered THE insider's beach on St. Martin.

Only two miles off St. Martin's eastern coast lays the uninhabited island of Tintamarre. The flat and brush covered 80 acre islet features a gorgeous beach, with a calm anchorage for the day-charter boats which frequently visit for a few hours. On the southern coast, there are several sandy coves with complete privacy.

Here you're invited to rid yourself of those tell-tale tan lines. You can swim and sunbathe unencumbered in your birthday suit. On the southern end of Orient Beach you'll find Club Orient, the most famous Caribbean resort for visitors who prefer to spend their vacation without clothes.

As hard to believe as it may be, St. Maarten/St. Martin has thirty-seven beaches on its thirty-seven square miles! Whatever your lifestyle or vacation style, there will certainly be a beach suited to the ambiance you desire. For the action seeker, many beaches offer water sports of every description.