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Orient Bay, Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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  • 14
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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Visited here many times over the years and have watched the slow deterioration of service and quality. Us New Yorker's r a spoiled breed and we like what we like, gourmet way! This is not it!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Marc M
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New York City, New York
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visited here many times over the years and have watched the slow deterioration of service and quality. Us New Yorker's r a spoiled breed and we like what we like, gourmet way! This is not it!

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice location. Clean. Nice staff. Facilities were kept up well. Had a couple drinks on the beach at their beach bar. Fair prices.

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South Windsor, CT
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Have not used their beach facilities, but the beach bar is great. The staff and the customers both seem to be great people to hang with - and drink with !

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Lincolnshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We spent several days on the La Playa beach and had lunch there daily. The food is well prepared and there is a wide variety from which to choose. Particularly notable is their tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad. Topped with a pesto sauce it was very tasty and refreshing. Portions are perfect for a midday beach meal. The service is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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172 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have been frequent visitors to St. Martin & Orient Beach for many years -- including just last year in May - and have had such better experiences at this beach club. This trip was very disappointing and we decided to take our business elsewhere. We usually stay in rental accommodations that have a 'deal' with La Playa. Generally we... More 

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NY
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

On almost every visit to St Martin we spend a day at Orient Beach and always choose La Playa as our spot for the day. The lounge chairs are comfortable, umbrellas are plentiful, food and drink service is great and there is free wifi for those who feel the need to stay connected. Parking is close by, there are bathroom... More 

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Stamford, CT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

With so many choices on Orient Beach, we went to La Playa based on the rental agency's recommendation. They took good care of us, and we enjoyed the slightly less crowded beach location, good drinks and cool music. Lunch salads were good too, and beach staff were great.

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Chicago, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Roman is a high energy bartender who we are very lucky to have met. We met him on the first day and he was such a help. Gave us tips on what to do, and was a pleasure to speak with. Would go back and say hello on our next trip.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

The staff on the beach is terrific. Met Gregory who runs the beach our first day and he took care of all our needs for our 10 day stay. Every morning, our chairs were waiting for and checked on us all day long. The food at the restaurant is okay and can use some updating. That being said, we would... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Great spot....lots of water sports nearby. Nice restaurant with good food and good wine. Friendly staff especially Gregory. He is the best. He's always available to make your day wonderful

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Orient Bay, Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Orient Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American, Cajun & Creole

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