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Address: Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing, Drinking, Parasailing
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St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach

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Touristy beach

This is a typical tourist beach with lots of good opportunities for people watching. There are lots of restaurants, chairs, umbrellas and activities. Don't expect to find a quiet... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
MaCleave
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St. Paul, MN
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St. Paul, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is a typical tourist beach with lots of good opportunities for people watching. There are lots of restaurants, chairs, umbrellas and activities. Don't expect to find a quiet, peaceful experience here.

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Airdrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Wonderful sand beach with fair waves falling on the beach wasn't able to experience snorkling but looked excellent for snorkeling with a few reefs. But fair warning it is a "todos naturales" beach.

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York, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Awesome beach! Calm bright blue waters! There was also water sports you can do along with plent of bars and restaurants.

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Ocheyedan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If you like waves and sights this is the place for you great views food everything you would want on a beach

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Orient Bay is absolutely gorgeous with calm waters and awesome people watching. There are numerous "beaches" to choose from, which are just areas served by a particular vendor and restaurant. Pick any, they are all great. Get here early if you want a front row chair and umbrella, most of which are $25 USD for two chairs and umbrella for... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Orient Bay is just beautiful. Beachfront restaurants along the coast of the calmest waters. Last year, 2014, the seaweed was out of control. Really unfortunate,mbut that's nature for you. Go para sailing from here or take a water taxi to IlPinel. Nice relaxing day, great French cuisine and tropical drinks. The natural beach and resort shares the beach so be... More 

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Laval, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

At the far west end of the island, another impressive beach in Sint Maarten. Worth a stop while touring around the island.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took a bus ride from the Norwegian Gem port of call to Orient Beach. Great waters, great sand, great company, great overall experience.

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Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful pristine beach, lovely safe warm water. Nice and quiet at Club Orient away from the hustle and bustle of the main Orient Bay beach.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped at Orient Bay Beach while exploring the island in a rental car from the cruise docks. It is a pretty beach but a bit commercial and developed for our taste. When we visited, the wind was strong and from the east making the seas quite rough. Great for windsurfers, not so great for swimming. Hint:... More 

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