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Kim Sha Beach

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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“great beach” (19 reviews)
“la bamba” (14 reviews)
“beach bar” (15 reviews)
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 2 days ago

WOW! Walking up on a nude 65 year old man was not my idea of a perfect beach day. The water and rocks were beautiful, but I didn't think it was worth nude beach goers.

Thank Benjamin E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can find much better then Kim Sham beach. You must try GRANDE CASE. Orient Beach is nice but, all the restaurant are VERY expensive.Grande Case NO seaweed and very very clear water.

1  Thank nancyrick
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We visit Kim Sha Beach for one reason. To go to the Buccaneer Bar which at the end of the beach. The bar is the place to go

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Not the experience I wanted. Was told to go there by a local, it was just okay. It looked like it was more for water sports than swimming.

Thank sage97
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Asked our taxi driver to take us to Simpson Bay beach, he took us to Kim Sha instead, probably because it is a much easier drop off than Simpson Bay Beach is. Had to walk over trash to get to the beach, it isn't very...More

1  Thank josephwatts07
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We've heard the commercials on satellite radio for this beach for years. Decided to visit- once was enough. There are way to many other great beaches without screaming kids......

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This beach is located in a bustling area on Simpson Bay. There are a lot of water sports and activities offered from here, but this is certainly not the nicest beach on St. Maarten. There are several beach bars a restaurants located on this beach,...More

Thank judymorhanm
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Kim Sha Beach is literally right off the back steps of the Atrium, and it is a beautiful beach. It's not too crowded, and the people who are there are interesting to watch. We were able to see a whole group of bartenders in training...More

Thank tracyhX2171PF
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We have stayed here and it is very convenient to most everything. You don't need a car but we always get one to hit the better beaches. I knocked it down to 3 stars because the water isn't as clear here and the noise of...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Kim Sha beach is one of the worst beaches on SXM. There are literally dozens of amazingly breathtaking beaches on the island, don't waste your time on Kim Sha. The beach exists from the bridge back to the Atrium hotel, it's kind of dirty, the...More

Thank Charles S
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Shelley R
3 June 2017|
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Response from timrob312 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can rent chairs at the Buccaneer Beach Bar adjacent to the beach area. The buccaneer has great food and pizza too.
3 November 2015|
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Response from david n | Reviewed this property |
There is a rinse off spot over by the dive shop to the left of the tiki god on the beach. They close earlier I believe. They seemed pretty cool and I bet they wouldn't care if you sprayed yourself off. Also if you are... More
26 January 2015|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
This depends on the time of year - around the holiday season - from the cruise terminal (near Dock Maarten - and Phillisburg) give your self 45 minutes to an hour ...the holiday season has a lot of traffic...check for the... More