We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
$209.40*
and up
ATV Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten
More Info
$119.00*
and up
St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“happy bay” (39 reviews)
“great beach” (26 reviews)
“grand case” (20 reviews)
LOCATION
St Martin / St Maarten
Write a ReviewReviews (368)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"happy bay"
in 39 reviews
"great beach"
in 26 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
"food and drinks"
in 4 reviews
"clear water"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 261 reviews

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

1  Thank ChuckL568
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

3  Thank Tami N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

Thank gpcharko
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
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!

1  Thank Benjamin E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!

Thank jeannekat_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 11, 2017

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

Thank Mauro1804
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 7, 2017

This was a wonderful beach. Have GPS to find it was roads are very poorly labeled here. There is a small sign pointing your towards the bay but very easy to miss. HAVE CASH. The cafe there will only take cash and same for chairs...More

Thank Dana Q
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 5, 2017

If your looking for an amazingly quiet family beach then Friar's Bay is the ideal choice. We always visit their when looking for a relaxing family day.

Thank BobandCarolCT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We spent one day of our week long visit to St Maarten driving around the island checking out different beaches. (Driving around the whole island on the main road would take about 1.5 hours). Adding in 6 beaches and time for photos took us about...More

2  Thank reneevero
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a quiet beach where we could spend the day and happened upon Friar's Bay. The road going in is rough and full of holes but it's worth the effort to get there. The beach has two beach bars neither of which...More

Thank Stephanie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 70 hotels in St Martin / St Maarten
Le Petit Hotel
588 reviews
.91 miles away
LOVE
303 reviews
1.25 miles away
Hotel Au Pavillion Beach
1 review
1.39 miles away
Hotel L'Esplanade
750 reviews
1.80 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Friars Bay Beach Cafe
278 reviews
.09 miles away
Gutside Bar and Restaurant
34 reviews
.65 miles away
Bakery Pastry
8 reviews
.79 miles away
Kali's Beach bar
56 reviews
.00 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Grand Case Beach
213 reviews
1.19 miles away
Fort Louis
744 reviews
1.67 miles away
Happy Bay Beach
412 reviews
.44 miles away
Tropismes Gallery
40 reviews
1.35 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Friar's Bay staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit