Destination guide

Caribbean island getaways in Les Terres Basses

The pristine white-sand beaches and gentle sea breezes of Les Terres Basses draw vacationers to the western point of Saint Martin for relaxing days spread out on the shores and thrilling boat rides along the bright blue waters of the Caribbean. The community is on the French side of the French-Dutch split island, but its easy to hop around to all the sights here, from old time forts to casinos and shopping districts. When it comes time to select your Les Terres Basses vacation rental, you'll find an array of dreamy choices await, with gorgeous pools and ocean views.

Things to do

Playing to win near Les Terres Basses

Since Les Terres Basses is just a couple of miles from the border of Dutch Sint Maarten, you can easily pay a visit to some of the waterfront attractions on the southern side of the island. If you're traveling without kids, check out the many casinos that line the shores between the popular Cupecoy Beach and Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side. If you find yourself winning big on the slots, you can take your earnings over to Front Street in Philipsburg, where a host of shops and restaurants are just steps from the sand and sea.

Activities

Riding the waves from Les Terres Basses

With so many sandy beaches to discover here, it may be tempting to while away the day with a good book. With so much sunshine, though, it makes sense to plan for some scenic boat rides out into the sparkling turquoise waters, as nothing beats the feeling of skimming over the waves on a clear day. Watch for marine life on snorkeling excursions, or see it up close by diving into the blue. Plenty of vendors are on hand to take you out to sea, or you can catch a ferry ride over to Anguilla from local ports.

Weather

Staying warm in Les Terres Basses

The tropical island locale of Les Terres Basses means plentiful warm days all year long, though you may prefer to skip the summer to avoid the rainy season and threat of hurricanes. Winter brings travelers looking for an escape from chilly temperatures, but be prepared to book your Les Terres Basses vacation rental early to ensure your ideal dates are available. If your schedule is flexible, late spring and late fall typically offer a break in prices and fewer crowds on the beach, with lots of sunny days to soak up the sea breezes.

Natural features

Exploring the island in Saint Martin

Whether you spend your days beach hopping around Les Terres Basses, taking off on snorkeling adventures in search of tropical fish or heading inland to discover all the different environs of Saint Martin, you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors around this Leeward Island of the Caribbean Sea. The National Nature Reserve of Saint Martin on the north-eastern end is a great area to check out rocky cliffs and look for seabirds and turtles, but you'll want to return to your Les Terres Basses vacation rental in time to catch the incredible sunsets from the west coast.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Les Terres Basses

Fly into Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Grand Case (SFG-L'Esperance), which is 6.5 mi (10.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Les Terres Basses?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 413 vacation rentals near Les Terres Basses. From 282 Villas to 97 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Les Terres Basses for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Les Terres Basses?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Les Terres Basses:

  • Oyster Pond: 192 vacation rentals
  • Pelican Key: 194 vacation rentals
  • Maho: 289 vacation rentals
  • Red Pond Estates: 134 vacation rentals
  • Indigo Bay: 47 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Les Terres Basses?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Les Terres Basses. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Plum Bay Beach: 1,008 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 1,008 vacation rentals
  • Red Bay Beach: 1,008 vacation rentals
  • University of St. Martin: 814 vacation rentals
  • Shoal Bay Beach: 328 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Les Terres Basses listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Les Terres Basses?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 282 Villas in Les Terres Basses. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Les Terres Basses include:

  • Houses: 97 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 25 rentals available
  • Studios: 18 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Les Terres Basses?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 370 vacation rentals with pool available in Les Terres Basses. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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