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“A Perfect Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Club Orient Resort
1 Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
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“A Perfect Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2002

Naturist resort? Us? We wondered too. What we found was the most relaxing vacation we had ever taken. There are no telephones, no radios, no TVs, no structure. The place is clothing-optional, which means that you are not obligated or compelled to disrobe. What one discover's, however, is that the absence of clothing is both a metaphor and a state of mind, as well as a state of (un) dress.

If you have ever considered trying a naturist experience--doing without clothes for a time--this is an outstanding choice. Small wonder that 85% of their business is repeat, and 10 time returns are not uncommon.

There is a videotape that is helpful to introduce the resort, especially when the accompanying person is ambivalent about the idea.

Just to make things clear, this is not a "swingers" environment. Median age is 40-50. "G"-rated with respect to behavior. Holding hands is about as passionate as things get in public.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2002

This is the best place to just lay out in the sun and enjoy nature to the fullest. The chalets on the beach are perfect, the staff is friendly, the beach full of great people. Once you get used to being naked in front of other people (which takes about 5 minutes) it is just lay down and relax in between swims in the bay. The only "spoiler" are some of the "boat people", tourists off the cruise
ships who come to gawk, although most wind up stripping their clothes by the time they make their way up the beach. If you are an observer of humanity, this is a place to go just to see man and woman at their funniest. we go back every chance we get. The massage therapists are terrific (try the salt rub from Nathalie after a couple days of tanning )

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Address: 1 Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Club Orient Resort is situated on the white sand beach of Orient Bay on the Island of St. Martin. We offer 137 spacious ocean front or garden bungalows. Every unit is equipped w/ a full kitchen w/ dining area, ACs, Internet access, front/back patio and more. Onsite grocery store, boutique, watersports facility, spa/fitness center, restaurant, beach bar and grill, tennis courts and more. All these conveniences are located on our property where clothing is optional. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Club Orient Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
Club Orient Baie Nettle
Orient Naturist Club
Beach Club Orient
Hotel Orient
Club Orient Naturist Resort

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