This area got its name after a certain Mr. William who bought the property located near Pelican, hoping to become rich from exploiting the manganese mines and guano found in the limestone caves. did it work out? No, it was not profitable, hence the name Billy’s Folly. For best things to do in Pelican, see Simpson Bay

Pelican nowadays is one of St Maarten’s most bustling tourism areas, with many of its largest resorts located under Billy’s Folly hill. Atrium Resort & Spa, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, LaVista Beach Resort, Royal Palm Beach Resort and Flamingo Beach Resort. Restaurants vary from the more intimate Hideaway and Juliette’s Bistro, to the seaside cosmopolitan La Patrona and Replay Bar. Aquamania operates all your watersport desires from the same waterfront , including departures to Saba.

Along the one mile Pelican area, you find the Pelican key as well as Kim Sha Beach.

The Pelican area also boasts a large amount of villas at your disposal.

NGO EPIC has set out an itinerary if you want to climb Billy’s Folly

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