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Happy Bay Beach

Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St Martin / St Maarten
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“friars bay” (32 reviews)
“patties” (8 reviews)
“flip flops” (16 reviews)
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Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St Martin / St Maarten
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"friars bay"
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"patties"
in 8 reviews
"flip flops"
in 16 reviews
"music festival"
in 4 reviews
"ribs"
in 15 reviews
"trees for shade"
in 4 reviews
"min hike"
in 4 reviews
"bring food and drinks"
in 3 reviews
"rocky path"
in 4 reviews
"nude sunbathers"
in 6 reviews
"grand case"
in 18 reviews
"rough surf"
in 3 reviews
"piece of paradise"
in 3 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 3 reviews
"au naturale"
in 3 reviews
"bring water"
in 3 reviews
"turquoise water"
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

1  Thank MrsVee P
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

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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Reviewed 27 June 2017

It was a little hike but well worth it! Definitely bring snacks or drinks if you plan on staying awhile.

Thank Becky H
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Happy Bay delivered exactly what we were looking for in a beach. We wanted seclusion and clear, clean water. The "hike" over from Friar's Bay was super easy (this coming from an out of shape American ;) haha). We did it in flip flops and...More

1  Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

There are three ways to get to this gem of a beach. First from Friars Bay beach up a 15 minute path that is a rocky walk up and down a hill at the end of the beach or from a road down a bit...More

1  Thank jormiston48154
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Definitely one of my faves!! Absolutely love it. Water was nice and clear, and it was not too crowded.

Thank Katie L
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Happy Bay Beach is small - maybe 2 or 300 yards. It is an interesting 20 minute walk from Friars Bay. There are iguanas, aloe plants and cactus along the way and then you come to the beach. It is across from the near midpoint...More

3  Thank dmount2001
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

It has now been ruined and is accessible by road and hosts a music festival. This was a hike in, remote, and mostly unknown beach. "call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye"

2  Thank Erik S
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newexplorer1979
16 April 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.
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Cheryl M
16 March 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.
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jjdh-y64
20 February 2017|
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Response from nudisttwo626262 |
Yes ask Danny at the snack shack he a few for rent.
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