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Reviewed 24 August 2019

What a nice beach! There are two food vendors/bars - one more of a sit-down with a covered patio, the other more informal but with beach service. Both had both good food and drinks, and they were reasonably priced. We rented an umbrella and 2...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Richard K
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

We go to Friar’s bay every time we go to St Martin, really a beautiful place with friendly people and a couple of nice places to grab a drink and take in the beauty or get a kayak, paddleboard, sailboat or just snorkel the bay.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank kaarlberger
Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

Friar’s Bay has lovely white sand and fairly calm seas, what appears ideal for young families. Having used this beach twice during our stay on the island all was well until the children suffered painful jellyfish stings. This is fairly common so beware if you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Simtel
Reviewed 22 July 2019

A lot of sunbathers in spite of the wind and blowing sand. After eating lunch at Kaia's, we snorkeled along the rocks on the far right side of the Bay. Saw some interesting and colorful fish. Would return to this beach again as it is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kthomasva
Reviewed 3 July 2019

The best beach in St. Maarten. Happy Bay Beach is nude and relaxing the best tan ever!!! You can walk the length of this beach and there is no obstruction. Nice restaurant at Friar's Bay. Local foods and beach seating

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JEANINE J
Reviewed 24 June 2019

We stopped by here for a quick dip during an ATV tour of the island. Very refreshing. Beach was not crowded, water was beautiful, and the sand was clean and soft. Nice beach bar and restaurant located close by.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank scoobybri
Reviewed 19 May 2019

After exploring Fort Louis and Pic Paradis, we planned to have lunch at Friar’s because we’d read about the 2 beach bars located there. We nearly lost our appetite on the bumpy road to the beach, but the clincher was the rude service at Friar’s...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 9 May 2019

Unfortunately on our visit to the island, nearly all the beaches had seaweed in the water, and this was one of the only two that did not! The water was mildly wavy to calm, very windy (but the entire island is windy), had a decent...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Butterfly_n1
Reviewed 7 May 2019

One of our favorites. We loved the beach, not very crowded. The. Atmosphere is a very cool vibe. We had a delicious lunch and to die for Pina Colada’s. Service was the best and a most gracious owner. Highly recommend Friar’s Bay

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank mimi040
Reviewed 30 April 2019

We couldn't wait to go back to Friar's Bay!! Calm water, soft sandy beach, lots of chairs and umbrellas. Water activity rentals, nice bar and restaurant!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Cammie K
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Response from kaarlberger | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not as much full nudity as say orient beach. Really only a couple of women go topless and they seem to do it away from the busy areas. Good place for kids too.
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