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Address: , Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: 75
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Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Drinking, Parasailing
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St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach
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Orient Bay Beach Day Trip Including Lunch
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St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the...

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lovely beach.....

Perfect Caribbean beach. White sand, turquoise water. lots of activities available and restaurants, but you can just chill on the beach for free if you like!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Perfect Caribbean beach. White sand, turquoise water. lots of activities available and restaurants, but you can just chill on the beach for free if you like!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I love this beach! The wave is more active compare to Dutch side of beaches, more European style, there are many cafes/restaurants at the beach (although they are very pricy!), cleaner bathrooms and amazing views! You can enjoy parasailing, jet skiing, etc at the beach as well. *The beach chairs are around$10 per person! *Note: At the end of the... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Busy, busy place, but the water and the sand and the people make it so relaxing! The main beach is the busiest. The topless beach is filled with gawkers and frankly, a little creepy. The nude beach is our favourite place. It's relaxed, quite, friendly, and nobody makes you feel awkward or weird.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is where all the watersports are, lots of restaurants, partys, great beach. Nothing like having an ice cold one on the beach!!

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This beach has some strong waves.Great for water sports. Wasn't to crowded .The vendors up and down this beach were a constant pain .First couple hours your there its like every-time you look they are in your face .I dont mind the Hustle ,but NO means No they keep asking and its the same people.Especially the massage lady she was... More 

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Wallingford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had such a great time at this beach. It was the only beach we went to where the waves were big enough to body surf. So much fun for our family with teenage boys.

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Prosper, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Only 4.6 miles from cruise ship dock in Phillipsburg. We rented a $100/day jeep to get here and found it easily within the Orient Bay Resort. Beautiful sand, views and water. Lots of water activities. Be aware that clothing is optional here but there was just minimal toplessness. A must stop on your island adventure.

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were a whole day at Waikiki in Orient Bay and enjoyed buffet with friends. It a very nice beach experience

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Mantua, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The is a absolutely beautiful beach. We visit every time we go to St Maarteen. Once at the beach we walk almost to the Guavaberry hut and spend the morning enjoying the beach. It is so beautiful my favorite beach in the Caribbean.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Orient Bay is on the French side of St. Maarten about a 35 minute drive from our hotel on the Dutch side. It's really nice, big beach, soft, white sand, plenty of room to lounge around. For a fee you can rent lounge chairs with umbrellas. Watersport activities available - like parasailing, jet skis. The day that we were there... More 

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