Tips learned- get there early for the beast parking as remote lot is small. As you start up the trail, about 20 yards in is a small wall on left- climb over wall and you'll see wide crushed rock drive - this is the trail to follow. Do not follow narrow trail up thru prickly bushes! If you want lunch... 更多
I read a ton of reviews on which of the 37 beaches in St. Martin to visit. So many of them said Happy bay is worth seeing. I was a little bit weary of the trek to get to the beach as I'm terrified of iguanas and wasn't sure if it wud be too secluded but it was well worth... 更多
The trail to this beach is a pretty easy hike for about ten minutes and you get to pass an abandoned resort. It wasn't very busy when we went (on a Monday). We were able to find the shade of some trees to spend the day under an enjoyed the water very much. Clothing is optional on this beach.
Took the hike from Friars Beach on latest trip to Saint Martin. Isolated beach with only a few people there during low season. Majority of visitors were part of nudist boat tour that were visiting the beach. No services on beach so make sure to bring water/drinks.
We just returned from SXM and visited Happy Bay three times. We have frequented this venue on several previous trips to St. Martin as well. My recommendation is to go before it turns into another Orient Beach...of gawkers, bothersome jet-skis/rhino boats and boat excursions that feel obliged to conduct a slow drive by to get a glimpse of those enjoying... 更多
Forget the old folks beach at the end of Orient Bay. Find Happy Road and follow it on to the dirt drive that leads to Friars Bay beach. Park in the lot there. Follow the beach to the trail for Happy Beach. Anyone working at the little bar shack can point out the trail. Get a secluded spot. Make love... 更多
As there is a short walk to the beach, very few people bother so this beach is quite secluded. We spent the morning there & only about 6 others shared it with us. There is some shade under the trees, no beach chairs and great swimming. Later in the morning the rental jet ski folks joined the bay. Lovely, tranquil... 更多