Anse Marcel is a little bay on the northeast corner of St Martin that offers boaters a little getaway on a busy boating island. The anchorage is fairly protected, but open to the north swell. It has a depth of around 14 feet and some good snorkeling along the western part of the entrance.
The best part is that to reach Anse Marcel by road you have to drive to Cul-de-Sac (name of a town) and then over a hill. Of course, if you do drive in the view down the hill is unbelievable. 🙂 Once there the beach is postcard perfect and there is a upscale restaurant that seemed quite nice and the prices not too bad. The thing I found interesting is that a channel has been dug connecting the bay with the natural pond to make a small marina that looks like it would have fantastic protection.