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Happy Bay Beach

Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with fine white sand, clear blue waters with minimal waves. We went with some friends and each found a tree to relax under for protection from the sun. We were naked and saw about a 7-8 other couples naked as well. There is...More

Thank Christopher Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We parked at Friars Beach parking lot and walked through the bushes to this lovely beach. It is a bit secluded and therefore not crowded. Remember to bring water/beer as nothing is for sale nearby. The only negative on our day was a local guy...More

Thank ovelaur
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a short walk from Friars Beach through woods teeming with iguanas. Easy to do in flip-flops. Only a few other people on the beach, so easy to find a shady palm to sit under. There was someone selling Carib beer from a little stand,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm water, sandy beach, no waves or current to worry about, and two beach bars serving burgers and sandwiches and most of your favourite beers and mixed drinks. However, many families had brought a picnic basket and/or a cooler with drinks, and nobody seemed to...More

Thank CdnBondGuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful wild beach with white sand of the cosy bay. very quiet and remote. tranquillity and excitement is guaranteed

Thank Aurika K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The effort to get to Happy Bay Beach was well worth it. The beach is beautiful, and there were no crowds, just swaying palms, soft sand and the sound of the waves.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a bit hard to find. you get to the parking lot at the main beach.. park there go into the sand.. make a hard right into what looks like the jungle... its NOT too bad of a hike.. the path is already marked.. just...More

Thank MrsVee P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the island for two weeks and we explored the most of the beaches. This one was our very favorite. It is quiet beach with clear blue waters. There are also some shadows under bushes/trees where can you relax even with burnt skin,...More

1  Thank Filip H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happy Bay is a 15 minute walk from Friars. The path is rocky in some places so I recommend sneakers or tougher sandals. Pretty beach, not the best I have seen, but definitely worth the short hike.. There are several shady spots under trees, but...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a bit confusing to find but once I go the Friars Bay beach, I found the way to the Happy Bay easily. After the little over 10 mins hike, you'll see the spectacular, beautiful beach. There are only less than 10 people there....More

Thank Megumi I
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April 15, 2017|
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Response from Northerngal0922 | Reviewed this property |
Great beach for newbies!!!! Not the weekend as locals tend to gather but during the week would be great.
Cheryl M
March 15, 2017|
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Response from Jessica O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It wasn't clear to us exactly what was being built or how extensive it was going to be - only that the pace seemed unhurried.
February 19, 2017|
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Response from nudisttwo626262 |
Yes ask Danny at the snack shack he a few for rent.