Discover idyllic vacation properties in Happy Bay, Saint Martin.
Welcome to Happy Bay, where it’s almost impossible to feel anything but joy. The moment your feet touch the warm, pristine sands, and the sound of the lapping waves of the cerulean Caribbean ocean greets your ears, you can guarantee a smile will be on your face. This quiet, secluded beach is surrounded by gorgeous landscapes, and so peaceful you will feel all your troubles melt away with the sunshine.
Our Happy Bay rentals, St Martin, are located close to the coastline, meaning that not only do you get easy access for your morning strolls, but you’ll also be treated to some truly spectacular views. Whether you get up to watch the light grow and a new day start from your bedroom window, or relaxing in your swimming pool as you wait for the sun to go down, you will wish you never had to leave.
The island is divided into two halves, and technically two different countries. The northern half of the island is Saint Martin, the French part, and the southern side is the Dutch Sint Maarten.
Happy Bay is on the north of the island, which means it is part of the French half of Saint Martin.
Happy Bay is at the very top of the island, with the main airport, Princess Juliana International located to the very south in Sint Maarten. As the island is quite small, you don’t need to worry about a long journey despite being on opposite ends. The drive time between the two is just under twenty minutes. If you happen to be flying into the other airport in Saint Martin, the Saint Martin Grand Case-Espérance, then you can expect a drivetime of around 8 minutes.
The closest supermarket to Happy Bay is Leader Price, offering a selection of popular brands along with its own products. If you would like to visit a larger, fully-stocked supermarket, we recommend making the 7 minute drive to Super U, which is located halfway between Happy Bay and Coco Beach.
As Happy Bay is located on the French side of the island, you can take Euros with you to Happy Bay. However, US dollars are widely accepted on both sides of the island, so it might be a good idea to have this currency handy too.
When it comes to finding some of that wonderful food Saint Martin is known for, there are one or two restaurants dotted around in the area of Happy Bay. However, we recommend taking a trip to the nearby area of Grand Case, less than ten minutes by car eastward along the coast. Here, you will find a plethora of wonderful eateries, many offering incredible views of the pristine coastline. We recommend the popular Captain Frenchy, which boasts wonderful views over the ocean, and performances on Saturday nights. The elegant Shambala is perfect for an intimate dinner for two with the night sea-breeze brushing your skin, and if you’re in the mood for Italian, Il Patio SKM is also nearby. The Restaurant L’Auberge Gourmande is one of the highest rated in the area, and when it’s time to wash it all down with a drink in a trendy bar, we recommend Quai 58, or Max’s Place.
Driving distance from Happy Bay in miles
Driving time from Happy Bay in minutes
Super U Supermarket
National Nature Reserve of St. Martin
Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House
Rotary Lookout Point
Happy Bay is a gorgeous, secluded beach that truly offers everything you could possibly dream of when it comes to exquisite Caribbean beaches. The island of Saint Martin is utterly teeming with picturesque shorelines, so if you’re ready to explore other sandy stretches than Happy Bay, you can head east up the coast slightly to reach the seemingly endless stretch of beach at Grand Case. In the local area, you will also find a bustling atmosphere with restaurants, cafes, bars and shops at the sand’s edge. For a visit to a unique beach you will never forget, head to the south of the island to find Maho Beach, which is famous for being so closely located to the island’s main airport, that it feels like you might be able to touch the incoming planes, if only you could jump just that little bit higher!
Aside from the beaches, there are plenty of activities within easy reach across the whole island, including adventure parks like Rainforest Adventures, snorkeling and horseback riding sites such as the Seaside Nature Park, as well as cultural spots such as the Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House, and beautifully conserved natural areas that are perfect for a stroll in the sunshine.
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Our stunning Happy Bay villa rentals offer incredible outdoor spaces that overlook the beach, the glittering Caribbean ocean, and offer some front-row seats to some beautiful sunset skies, when the burning setting sun smears the horizon in shades of orange and red. Whether you want to soak it all in as you float along in your private swimming pool, want to kick back on a lounger with your favorite drink in one hand, or sit with your loved ones in one of the artfully designed outdoor seating areas to share a meal as the night draws in, there’s no better place to appreciate the beauty of the island than with these Happy Bay vacation homes.