Nettle Bay is now known as the chic new hotspot for gourmet dining on St. Martin. Located between the Simpson Bay lagoon and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Nettle Bay or Baie Nettle is a long, flat beach with calm waters within easy reach of the prestigious Terres Basses community. Some of the finest restaurants in the Nettle Bay area are La Cigale, arguably the top restaurant on the entire island; Le Sand, an elite new restaurant on the water; and Dreams, a chic beachside restaurant reminiscent of the famed Nikki Beach on St. Barts.
Upon entering this quintessential family owned restaurant, you will be warmly greeted by Claudine and Olivier who ensure that you will have a dining experience like no other. Take a moment lingering over a cocktail or a glass of wine to savor amazing views of the lagoon enhanced by greenery and swaying palm trees on the beach. The menu encompasses authentic French dishes that seem to capture the sunshine of Provence, the Basque region and the Mediterranean coast. If you go, do not miss the foie gras de canard appetizer, the goat cheese “en brioche” with nuts and honey, and fresh fish preparations including Mahi Mahi, sole meuniere, sea scallops and orange roughy. Save room for a perfectly prepared dessert like the warm melting chocolate soufflé, profiteroles, parfait and raspberry crumble. For reservations call 590 590 86 90 23.
Le Sand is a new elite restaurant right on Nettle Bay beach featuring one of the best menus on the island. Guests will enjoy open air seating with stunning views of the sea. The chic décor, unmatched beachside location and haute cuisine menu combine to make this restaurant/beach bar a rousing success. If Le Sand reminds you of the beachside restaurants on Orient Beach, it is with good reason. The new Nettle Bay hotspot is being developed by the same person who drove the development of the highly popular Orient Beach. The Le Sand menu features fresh fish and delectable French dishes. If you love paella, try Le Sand on the weekends.
If you like Le Cottage restaurant in Grand Case, you will love Dreams, the exciting new beachside restaurant just oozing chic in Nettle Bay. Run by Bruno of Le Cottage fame, this stylish waterfront gathering place is the perfect spot to eat, drink and relax on beachside loungers. The menu features light French fare, interesting tapas and fresh sushi. For information and reservations, call 0690-759-105.