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“Nice beach to walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Orient Bay Beach

Orient Bay Beach
Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Orient Bay
Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Drinking, Parasailing
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice beach to walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Orient is the tourist beach on the French side of the island. A long stretch of beach, water is a little rougher on this side(Atlantic) than the Caribbean side of the ocean, Pretty colored umbrellas in each section of beaches. Many eateries, music and at night a party beach!

Visited June 2013
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keller
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Must go!!!! This is a really fun beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The nudie beach is at the end of this beach, but there is plenty of room where nudity (only topless) isn't allowed. Several bars and restaurants. People of all ages there and having fun. Worth the drive!!!

Visited August 2013
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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Wasn't as nice as what I had anticipated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Reviews on Tripadvisor really had my hopes high for this beach. It was nothing spectacular or out of this world. When we go back again we will pass on visiting this beach. Maho, Le Gallion and Cupecoy were much better IMO.

Visited August 2013
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new jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“" action packed beach"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

this beach was full of energy, it appears where most if not all the tourists are. the beach stretches at least mile and its dotted with beach chairs an umbrella, which you can rent for a $5.00 a piece. so 5 bucks for a chair and 5 for an umbrella for the day.
their was also many water activities from sailing to para-sailing. this is the beach if you looking to people watch or hit some water activities. it reminded me of like a resort in mexico or dr.
the water is a beautiful blue with proably the biggest waves on the island. i would suggest to becareful for waves slow down and than hit hard out of no where.
it really was a cool beach

Visited August 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“One of the nicest on the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Orient Beach is a nice, long beach that's walkable in about 15-20 minutes from beginning to end. On one side is Mont Vernon Residences and on the other is a nude beach of some sort. The water is nice and clear. Some days it's wavy, other days it's calm. The sand is soft and the weather is warm. You can rent chairs and umbrella for $20, and most of the businesses on the beach have food and water sports (jet ski, parasail, etc.) The people are extremely friendly and you won't want to leave once you sit down on the chair. Most places keep their lounge chairs outside from 9am to 5pm, and afterwards you can use your own blanket if desired. I'll be coming back for sure.

Visited August 2013
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