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“Atlantic facing beach has big surf and fun activities” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Orient Bay Beach

Orient Bay Beach
Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Drinking, Parasailing
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Webster, New York
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“Atlantic facing beach has big surf and fun activities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Parasailing experience was awesome! Floating in the air at sky-scraper height is as close to flying as you'll get.
Orient Bay is also a great beach for just people watching, too.

Visited February 2013
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“too crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is probably one of the bigger beaches but it's way too crowded. Great if you have kids as there are lots of activities to indulge them.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful Beach Recommend Palm Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We went to Palm Beach on our visit to Orient Bay. We ate lunch and were given free chairs with a nice cushion. This was less crowded and you were waited on. Also you had a nice shower and bathrooms.

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“Beautiful Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I was on a cruise and St. Maarten was one of our Ports of Call. I took the shore excursion that cost $59.00. The tour guide and bus driver were very good coming and going. Other tour guides from the same company wee very welcoming at the beach, The $59 included bus transportation to and from the port to the beach. We had a rum drink and a delicious lunch. We got to spend about three hours right on the beach. We had our own private section with costs. The beach is beautiful. Waves can be strong. Be careful. Because I usually travel alone, I seldom can get in the water when I go to the beaches. But I was very comfortable leaving my things on my cot with my group from the cruise and finally taking a plunge.

Visited February 2013
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“Beach rendezvous was a nice diversion!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went to Orient Beach as a shore excursion by Royal Caribbean. After a narrated bus ride from Philipsburg, we arrived at the beach and picked out our chairs in a reserved area. We had a beautiful sunny day with a nice breeze. The beach, water and surroundings were beautiful. The native women came buy hawking their wares:hand-made jewelry, beach wraps, etc. which my wife couldn't do without! As part of the trip, we were given lunch at the beach restaurant and had a choice of 3 entrees and beverage. We had been given a complimentary cocktail upon arrival at the beach. We were scheduled to be there for 3 1/2 hrs but the time seemed to go quickly. Definitely a relaxing time and we also enjoyed the bus ride to and from with the local sights and history.

Visited November 2012
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