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Address: St Maarten-St Martin

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Wish I had more time

Wife and I discovered this gem on our last day. Not crowded, great water and terrific waves will come back

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wife and I discovered this gem on our last day. Not crowded, great water and terrific waves will come back

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We booked this excursion on the Oasis of the Seas cruise line. It took 35 minutes to get to St. Thomas and then a 10+ minute shuttle bus ride to get to Trunk Bay. After 15 minutes of instruction, you get about 30 minutes to snorkel and then have to get ready to get back on the shuttle bus to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I'm one that wanders off the beaten path a bit, I'm not a huge fan of crowds (i.e. Orient Bay), so I found Friars Bay to be a great beach to hang out on. Clean, white sand, calm waters. I didn't have any issues with rocks in the water. On the weekends it is a very popular local hangout, so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Friar's bay is a little out of the way, so it is far less crowded than say, Orient. A nice beach with shade trees near the water, a couple of beach bars (they're everywhere, really) serve good food and drinks. If you've brought your shoes there is a nice hike to an even more secluded beach at Happy Bay, but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We spent a Friday afternoon at Friar's Bay beach and found it less crowded than we expected. Chair/umbrella at the beach club were a decent price (12 euros I think), and drink service was fast enough. The beach itself was clean and calm. Yes there is a small section of rocks as you enter the water, but bring some water... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was a fun - off the beaten path - beach. We had a beer and sat on the beach. The owner of the restaurant here was very friendly and helpful. We hiked to "Happy Beach" which is a clothing optional beach. Tons of fun and such a beautiful beach

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Hull, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Spent the day at Friar's Bay and small white sand beach on the French side of St.Martin. Neat beach restaurant here, with things from pate to burgers, cold beer to good french wine.Nice sandy bottom to swim, very calm and great for kids.Sitting on the beach you have a great view of neighboring Anguilla.Up the beach on the further hill... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I visited Friar's Bay as an after thought after spending the early part of the day at Grand Case beach. I didn't expect much since it wasn't one of the more popular beaches I read about, but this was one of my favorite beaches out of at least 10 that I visited. Very calm and clear water, enough food/amenities without... More 

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Saskatoon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Beautiful calm beach in a quaint seaside hamlet. Cows and goats wander buy. Calm clear water, beautiful sand, two beach bistros. Nothing to buy just food drink chair/umbrella rentals. I want to move here. Best beach on the island.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We always loved Friar's Bay because it is so calm and fairly quiet but this year it is very rocky. You can't even enter the water without shoes on. Went to Mullet and LeGalion instead.

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