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Orient Bay Beach

Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Orient Bay
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Drinking, Parasailing
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited this beach and enjoyed the view. The snorkeling is poor. Tourists need to beware of the Bikini bar and the dislike of tourist by the bar tender.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful beach, although it was a bit more expensive to eat/drink here than most of the other Caribbean beaches I've visited.

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Manitoba
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

One of the nicest beaches I have ever been to. Things were pretty expensive there, which was disappointing, but nobody forces you to buy anything. Would be nice if the chair rentals were less expensive, since it's pretty critical. Beach was in great shape, waves were fun to play in, and it was just a beautiful day at the beach.... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Learn how to kite there it was really nice. You have a huge choice of restaurant and beach bar and music all day! However for some people it might be crowded sometimes! Still love it tho J.

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Chicago
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This beach was very large and very pretty. Bright clear sand that stretches forever, lots of great little bars and restaurants cover a small portion of it, and the view is spectacular. There are tons of great beaches on the island, but this one tops them all (our tour guide who lives on the island said as much!) It wasn't... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We like the Palm Beach Bar on the north end of Orient Beach. It is quieter than the main area and the beach chairs are free as long as you order food. The menu is good and you have a choice of anything from burgers to Chicken with mushroom gravy served with vegetables and fries. The service is friendly and... More

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Cedar Point, North Carolina
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122 reviews 122 reviews
15 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is our favorite beach on St Martin. You can choose a busy section or quiet section. The selection of beach bars/grills is great! Our favorite is the Ethnic Bar and grill. AMAZING burgers! Addictive! The food sems to be more expensive the further north you go, but the food is good at all of them. I would urge you... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wow! It's been a while since I have been here, but it looks just the same to me! The Atlantic side of the island is windy, and the waves can be rough, but if you like that, then go for it! Beach chairs and umbrellas's are rentable up and down the beach since each area is divided into a island... More

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Tampere, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lot of bars, restaurants and activities. Crowded but not too crowded. It was easy to find beach chairs and umbrellas. Water was clear and beach was clean and safe. I very much recommend this beach!

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Orient Bay is a nice beach with clear water, soft sand and some good cafes to sit and have lunch oceanside. It was just a little too touristy for my liking. It seems like a lot of cruise ships stop in the area since a lot of the crowd was clad in St Martin T-shirts and hats and they all... More

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