Destination guide

A beautiful bay that's more blue than red

While it's not red as its name implies, Baie Rouge is indeed a bay on the French side of Saint Martin. It's in the Terres Basses or lowlands region on the island's western corner. With Baie Rouge vacation rentals, you have the privilege of residing near or on the island's calmest and prettiest beaches, like the kind you should definitely write home about. And shhh, don't tell this to the Dutch side, but the French side's a little quieter—and sometimes a little less clothed, if you prefer to let it all hang out!

Things to do

This view is the ultimate adrenaline rush

For an adrenaline rush, head over to nearby Maho Beach to experience jets flying just above your head as they come in to land. And the Devil's Hole rock formation, carved out in the sea cliffs, is also cool. Pose for your close-up at the island's highest point, the 1,400-foot Pic du Paradis, or go ziplining through Loterie Park. For foodies, the town of Grand Case and the French capital city of Marigot have some fantastic restaurants that feature the French, Creole, and West Indian cuisines that make St. Martin famous.

Activities

Bare it all at the beach and say yum to exotic rum

Baie Rouge vacation rentals are near or on wide stretches of sand and warm, calm water that's perfect for swimming. And if it's a little hot for you, many of the French-side beaches are clothing optional, so you can peel off a layer. You won't be feeling shy after you've imbibed the island's signature liqueur, Guavaberry rum. Try a sunset cruise out of the Simpson Bay lagoon and, if you want to play cards, check out the lively casinos on the Dutch side.

Weather

Baie Rouge is summery with a few days of thunder

With highs in the 80s and lows in the 70s, it's summery for the whole year. When it rains or thunderstorms, it's usually between August and November. Coincidentally, that's also hurricane season and, like most places in this area of the globe, Baie Rouge gets hit from time to time. These late summer and fall months are the hottest time for a Baie Rouge vacation rental, when temps sometimes reach the scorching upper 90s. Most people come here between December and May, when the weather's dry and hot enough for a jump in the warm sea to still feel refreshing.

Natural features

How do they fit in all the wildlife on this tiny island?

Baie Rouge is a perfect beach area, sheltered by the Falaise des Oiseaux (Bird Cliffs) to the west and Devil's Hole rock formations to the east. On a clear day, you can see the neighboring island of Anguilla. Pic du Paradis is the island's highest point (1,400 feet), and centered in a chain of hills. The island's 37 square miles are divided nearly in half between the French and the Dutch side. Each side has stunning scenery, from harbors and rocky coves to white-sand beaches and seaside bluffs. These are crucial habitats for the island's 100-plus bird species.

Where to stay around Baie Rouge?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 909 vacation rentals near Baie Rouge. From 169 Houses to 213 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Baie Rouge for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Baie Rouge?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Baie Rouge. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Island of Saint Martin: 2,030 vacation rentals
  • Anguilla: 308 vacation rentals
  • Saint Barthélemy: 1,776 vacation rentals
  • Sint Maarten: 735 vacation rentals
  • Orient Bay: 909 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Baie Rouge! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Baie Rouge?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Baie Rouge:

  • Simpson Bay: 736 rentals
  • St. Barthelemy: 1,754 rentals
  • Shoal Bay Village: 308 rentals
  • Cul-de-Sac: 907 rentals
  • Philipsburg: 738 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Baie Rouge?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Baie Rouge are:

  • Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM): 735 vacation rentals
  • Saint Barthelemy Airport (SBH): 1,811 vacation rentals
  • Wallblake Airport (AXA): 309 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Baie Rouge?

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

  • Cupecoy Beach: 736 rentals
  • University of St. Martin: 737 rentals
  • Shoal Bay Beach: 325 rentals
  • Flamands Beach: 1,754 rentals
  • Maho Beach: 736 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Baie Rouge listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Baie Rouge

Simpson Bay
736 vacation rentals
St. Barthelemy
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308 vacation rentals
Cul-de-Sac
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Grand Case
906 vacation rentals
The Valley
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Island Harbour
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Marigot
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Blowing Point
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West End Village
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