We are just on island for one day (yes, a boat person!). But we have been to St. Martin many times and have experienced several beaches. We thought about Pinel or even Friar's this time but with just the one day I know Orient is easy to negotiate the transportation logistics. It is just my wife and me to chill out at the beach. The main item we seek is to have some space between lounge chairs on the beach. Would Palm Beach be your best suggestion for me? If not, please suggest other ideas.