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La Belle Creole, Happy/Friar’s Bay Video #286181
07/16/2022 01:05 PM
07/16/2022 01:05 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Here’s a couple of videos of La Belle Creole and the area around the Happy Bay Community. The La Belle Creole video can be watched HERE

The footage around the beaches is a little dark in this video. I filmed the beaches at dawn or dusk as to not disturb beach goers. This video starts with a shot of Grand Case in the distance, turns to Happy Bay, stops for a Sailing School before continuing on to Friar’s Bay. Click HERE for the Happy/Friar’s Bay video.

Feel free to share the videos. A lot of people ask about the trail between Friar’s and Happy and it gives a good view of the lay of the land and the trail that connects the two bays.

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Re: La Belle Creole, Happy/Friar’s Bay Video [Re: OllieEh] #286182
07/16/2022 01:36 PM
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LOVE the video! Thanks for sharing.


Lived most of my life in Massachusetts
Re: La Belle Creole, Happy/Friar’s Bay Video [Re: OllieEh] #286183
07/16/2022 01:44 PM
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As like all you other works, beautiful. Thank you.


Respectfully,

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Re: La Belle Creole, Happy/Friar’s Bay Video [Re: OllieEh] #286184
07/16/2022 01:44 PM
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Great videos. We made it to Friars Bay for the first time this past Mar/Apr and haven't made it to Happy Bay yet. So watching your work is all new areas for us. We have 2 more trips already booked, 1 in Dec and another in Mar/Apr of next year and will be back in this area for sure. Thanks.

Re: La Belle Creole, Happy/Friar’s Bay Video [Re: OllieEh] #286185
07/16/2022 03:04 PM
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We celebrated a wonderful anniversary at La Belle Creole several years ago. It was one of the nicest resorts in St. MARTIN and it is so sad to see it now in this state. I have always loved Happy Bay, but have not gone there now for a few years. Best not to spend time alone there as it is more deserted than most other beaches. Thanks for sharing your videos.




Re: La Belle Creole, Happy/Friar’s Bay Video [Re: OllieEh] #286187
07/16/2022 03:25 PM
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Thanks all.

islandgem, a tear literally came to my eye when I read your recollection about La Belle Creole. Thank you for sharing. The difference of architectural influences throughout the property is mind boggling. There is still so much beauty there. Every room had a million dollar view.

Re: La Belle Creole, Happy/Friar’s Bay Video [Re: OllieEh] #286190
07/16/2022 07:17 PM
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Lovely work!! Very much enjoyed seeing all these place from above. I just love the drone footage. There are so many wonderful spots to visit on that beautiful island. Seems husband and I find a new spot every time we visit.

Out of curiosity, was there a resort at Happy Bay at one time or are those ruined structures in a semi circle facing the beach villas or townhome units?

Re: La Belle Creole, Happy/Friar’s Bay Video [Re: OllieEh] #286220
07/17/2022 06:54 PM
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Wow very wonderful , thanks.

Re: La Belle Creole, Happy/Friar’s Bay Video [Re: OllieEh] #286225
07/18/2022 01:34 AM
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Great job on both videos!! What kills me that I hate is all the graffiti on all those once beautiful structures at Le Bella Creole!! Next time I'm out on the Rhino safari riders, I will try to take some video from the shore line. Thanks for sharing!!!


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