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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“happy bay” (39 reviews)
“great beach” (27 reviews)
“grand case” (20 reviews)
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St Martin / St Maarten
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"happy bay"
in 39 reviews
"great beach"
in 27 reviews
"grand case"
in 20 reviews
"calm waters"
in 13 reviews
"quiet beach"
in 12 reviews
"beach bar"
in 15 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 13 reviews
"gentle surf"
in 4 reviews
"bring cash"
in 6 reviews
"local beach"
in 3 reviews
"great restaurant"
in 4 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 9 reviews
"white sand beach"
in 3 reviews
"pretty beach"
in 4 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"clear water"
in 3 reviews
"orient beach"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here while in port with RCC. The cab ride was much longer than expected. Took almost 45 minutes to get there. Beach itself was very nice and water was beautiful! We didn't eat there, so can't comment on food or drinks. I think...More

Thank Kristen P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful beach with nice sand bottom, calm waters, beautiful Caribbean green. Restaurant was excellent but a bit pricey. Reasonable rentals for chairs and umbrella. All beaches were affected by the hurricane to some degree. We met a few local families that felt Friars Bay...More

2  Thank CRH2000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always liked Friars when on the island. Went there recently not knowing what to expect and found that it was the same great beach I remembered it being. At the time Kali's was the only place open that you could get drinks and...More

Thank cmanatee
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

We were looking for a nice beach away from some of the crazy winds we had been experiencing for the past week. We had heard this might be a nice option. A little hard to find - just keep following the signs. Beach is nice...More

Thank Altius10
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

We took a taxi to this beach from Philipsburg. It is a nice beach for swimming and walking. You can walk to Happy Bay from here. We were able to find a shady spot to plant our towels. There are two beach bars with bathrooms....More

3  Thank ChuckL568
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

It was a really beautiful place. The beaches were beautiful. It was a big drop when stepping in the water, after a step or two in it goes way down. Which made it hard to get out of when the water had currents. There was...More

4  Thank Tami N
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

A great beach to relax. The water is very calm and entry/exit is easy. My wife can't swim but goes in the water there without hesitation. Recommend going on a weekday if you want relative quiet. On the weekends it is busier and there usually...More

1  Thank gpcharko
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Semi-secluded and beautiful calm beach provides an amazing getaway. The water is post card blue and features moored sail boats in the bay. Adequate parking from the road, could make for a great day trip!

2  Thank Benjamin E
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Great little beach, clean beautiful. No waves so it is great for children and you have Kali's bar & restaurant right on the beach. Great food, smoothies and espresso!

1  Thank jeannekat_13
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Small and quiet corner of Island, with free and umbrellas areas, moreover a couple of Restaurants...nice place to enjoy

1  Thank Mauro1804
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