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“"Try It, You'll Love It"” 5 of 5 stars
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Club Orient Resort
1 Baie Orientale, 97150, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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CHILLIWACK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“"Try It, You'll Love It"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was our second time to Club Orient, last year spending 13 days and this year 16. Hopefully next year will be 21. If you have ever considered a clothing optional resort this is for YOU. Everyone from the guests to the employees are so friendly. No one cares what anyone looks like. We brought a lot of food with us [ cause you don't need clothes] plus shopped for more as we only ate out twice. We rented a car the first week to do our shopping and see some of the sites on the island and it was really enjoyable. We had a great time bombing all over the island. You can also rent a car right at Club O.
We took a kayak to Green Cay and walked all over the small island [ 10 minute paddle] and took 2 trips to Tintamarre on the Tiko Tiko and on the second trip saw a whale. We had one overcast day with about 3 hours of rain, other than that it was great weather. All in all it was another great vacation at Club Orient. Like my title says " Try it, You'll love it" Any questions please feel free to email me.

Room Tip: Prefer mini suite over studio
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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  • French first
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English first
Indian Head Park,IL.
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We came for a 3rd visit and still the best Beach & accomadations..St Patricks Day was a great time.The buffet had all the Irish dishes.Entertainment was varied from a different host for music usally every night.The Staff still remains friendly & helpful as always.Anything you need help with,they are willing to try there best to meet the request.Philipe Captain of Tiko Tiko also is a added attraction to the Club.He has been doing hisexcursions with dinners and or a 1/2 day tour on the Catamaran for some time now.Book early as he is popular. A fun experience.This place has a well deserved award of a Great Establishment/Resort.Most visitors as you find are returning guests for several yrs..

Room Tip: As for getting a good spot on the beach.You are given tags to id your own lounges.(for the people st...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Have only been to the beach as we stayed elsewhere, but this is a unique place. It is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches any place. The water is perfect. The beach staff keeps it clean and organized. For $20 a couple gets two lounges and an umbrella for the day. The security staff keeps things safe. If you sit right at waterside you will get the lookers/lurkers from the cruise ships who come to see the naked people but they don't bother you. The Club has secure parking for $5.00 at the Club entrance and the store offers food and refreshments and some Club specific beach accessories and wonderful staff.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northern California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was our very first time to both St. Martin & a clothing optional resort. It was our friends idea!
Anyway it was the most fun experience! Everyone has their own quaint cottage complete with a mini kitchen. There is also an outside shower that is so liberating. EVERYONE is soooo friendly and no one cares or even seems to notice that we are missing our clothes. Its so fun. We made friends with 4 or 5 couples in just the one week we were there. There was dancing almost every night.....when was the last time you danced all night naked! And this was not about erotica....there were senior citizens...baby boomers...young couples and even kids just having fun. BTW....its on the French side of the island. Everyone speaks French....and English. Wonderful cuisine & wine.

Room Tip: Book early....there are not many places like this.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This review is a little late, but the basics had not changed since our previous visit in 2005. If you are a couple and debating whether to go or not, just do it.

You will only be disappointed if you desire pampering more than living. If you enjoy the beauty of God's creation, there are few places on earth as beautiful.

If you need lots of luggage and lots of clothes, Club Orient is probably not the place for you.

The American cruise ship gawkers are obnoxious, but there seem to be less than in previous years. And they always go away at 4 pm.

Club Orient has been a first time experience for many couples, but be advised that you will never be the same. Life is short, just do it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ma
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 8 days during Thanksgiving week. The restaurant was very good. They had entertainment some nights, and it was pretty good.The Thanksgiving dinner had good food, but the desserts needed help. The pumpkin pie was mediocre at best, but of course, this is certainly not a specialty there, so that was to be expected. The beach bar was also very good. Our room was very comfortable-we had one of the mini suites which had plenty of space. The wifi worked fairly well, but in talking with others, it did not work as well in all the rooms. If you are looking for a fancy, elegant type place, this is not for you. It is much more casual, clothing optional of course, and rustic. There is a nicely marked path around the property for walkers/runners. The fitness room is adequate. The store is expensive but does carry basic things including wine, beer, and anything you might need. If you have rental car you will do much better at the local markets nearby. The beach and water are very nice. If you are looking to reserve beach chairs on the shoreline, you will have better luck on the far side near the beach bar. However it should be noted that if you are near the water you will have to be willing to tolerate the array of clothed tourists that come in on buses and walk up and down the beach at certain times. If you find that bothersome, suggest you choose chairs farther back from the water. One really nice thing is that they do not allow solicitors, so you will not be constantly bombarded with people selling souvenirs, time shares, etc. There is no waitress service on the beach, so you either have to bring your own beer/wine/drinks down with you in a cooler, or get it from the beach bar or bar at the restaurant.There is a happy hour daily, with 2 for 1 drinks. Note that if you are eating lunch there, the beach bar is much less expensive than the restaurant. You can of course, have meals in your room as there is a full kitchen. We really liked this place, and plan to return again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stopped in St. Maarten on a RCCL cruise last week, and after having done our research and reading reviews here we headed to Club Orient for the day. It was fantastic, friendly and respectful people, great food and drinks too. We met a nice couple from Vancouver and spent some time with them. We hated to go back to the ship, and will certainly return for a longer stay in the future!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Baie Orientale, 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin
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:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in St Maarten-St Martin
#2 Best Value Hotel in St Maarten-St Martin
#5 On the Beach Hotel in St Maarten-St Martin
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
Club Orient Resort St Maarten-St Martin, Caribbean

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