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Jaybird
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Re: Happy Bay [Re: Ritchard]
      #1684076 - 02/13/16 08:07 AM (47.219.19.53)

You can rent chairs from Danny. They are not very comfortable but they are available. He serves lunch. It is best to let him know you are eating when you arrive so he will prepare enough food. There will be more locals on weekends than on week days. Shade might be a problem since Danny does not rent umbrellas. The only shade is under the sea grapes and if the beach is crowded you would need to arrive early to find a shady spot. If you are of a CO mindset then a weekday might be a better time to visit.

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Ritchard
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Re: Happy Bay [Re: Jaybird]
      #1684195 - 02/14/16 07:38 AM (90.31.64.122)

Thanks Jaybird. We tromped our way to Happy Bay yesterday and had a nice time. We got there close to 11 am and were among maybe a dozen people there. We rented chairs and set up under the trees closest to the shack.

It was a very quiet day there, people came and went but there were never more than a few dozen people. We were the only people that rented chairs, and as far as I saw, the only ones who got lunch.

It was another nice change of pace, the same way that Anse Marcel had been the day before.

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Jaybird
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Re: Happy Bay [Re: Ritchard]
      #1684198 - 02/14/16 07:55 AM (47.219.19.53)

I am glad you enjoyed it. I am surprised that more locals were not there on a Saturday. It sounds as if you sat exactly where we do. I think it is the best spot on the beach.

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tckj
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Re: Happy Bay [Re: Jaybird]
      #1684239 - 02/14/16 12:45 PM (73.51.209.108)

Sounds great - we are less than a week away from Happy Bay (kind of rhymes) --- I assume no weirdos or bush-wackers?

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ChunkyDunkin
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Re: Happy Bay [Re: tckj]
      #1684240 - 02/14/16 01:07 PM (66.91.8.53)

A FYI - a friend of ours had a number of beer bottle coozies made up for Danny to sell. I think he has them now, maybe 90+. They are lime green and logo is:

Danny's Beach Bar

HAPPY BAY

Support Danny and buy one or two.
Enjoy


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tckj
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Re: Happy Bay [Re: ChunkyDunkin]
      #1684980 - 02/18/16 12:53 PM (104.129.196.109)

Arriving SXM on Saturday and staying on the French side this year (a first in 5 trips)in the Cul Du Sac area. We have access to kayaks - is it a long trip over to Pinel? Also, are parts of Pinel C/O acceptable? What are the good restaurants in Cul Du Sac? Is there a grocery store there or should we go to the one near the Bacchus?

Finally - anyone go to Happy Beach this week? All good?

Thanks!!!


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pony600
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Re: Happy Bay [Re: tckj]
      #1684981 - 02/18/16 01:08 PM (32.213.141.210)

We stayed in French Cul du Sac in October & had access to a kayak, but didn't use it. The owners of the villa where we stayed have gone to Pinel in it, so it is doable, but don't know how long of a trip it is. Restaurants we have eaten at & enjoyed: Ti Bouchon, Jam Rock, L'Hercule, Le Taitu. Didn't eat at Villa Pizza, but have heard that it is very good from several people. There is a small grocery on the same side of the road as Jam Rock that is good for quick stops, but you will probably want a larger store for staples.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: Happy Bay [Re: tckj]
      #1684983 - 02/18/16 01:17 PM (71.101.35.226)

It should be a fairly easy paddle to Pinel from Cul de Sac, if you're a good paddler. I don't think there is any c/o on Pinel, but not sure. The store near Bacchus is Simply and the recent reports have NOT be good about Simply. Empty store shelves, dirty, etc. Much better option is the small grocery store in Orient Village, Petit Casino, or the huge, well stocked grocery, Super U, in Marigot.

Don't know about Happy Bay.

Edited by Carol_Hill (02/18/16 01:19 PM)


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timmycs
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Re: Happy Bay [Re: tckj]
      #1684990 - 02/18/16 02:02 PM (107.77.70.109)

We make it a point to visit Pinel at least 1 day every trip. We have lunch and a few drinks and then hike to the other side. The trails are easy to find behind the restaurants. We have noticed nude on this side all 5 times we have gone.

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Re: Happy Bay [Re: timmycs]
      #1685002 - 02/18/16 03:37 PM (71.101.35.226)

OK, I stand corrected on that!

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