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Friar's Bay

St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed yesterday

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!

Thank Benjamin E
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Mauro1804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank reneevero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I have been going to St. Maarten/Martin since the mid 80s and have had the opportunity to see and use all the beaches on both the Dutch and French side. This beach is on the French side of the island between Marigot and Grande Case....More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is a great beach for all ages. Nice swimming, chairs for rental, lunch served chair side. Or eat at the beach bar. Good for relaxing and not too crowded.

Thank jormiston48154
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was my personal favorite beach, I'm not sure if my family would totally agree with me. It was LOCAL. And beautiful. There's nice chairs that you can negotiate to rent, the tide was easy, water was great. There's a little shack there that serves...More

Thank CSDenver
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