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“Gorgeous Beach with Too Many People”
Review of Orient Bay Beach

Orient Bay Beach
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St. Maarten Combo Tour: Butterfly Farm and Orient Bay
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Orient Beach Parasailing in St Martin
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Jet Ski Rental at Orient Bay Beach
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Orient Bay
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This was my favorite beach during our 5-island stop cruise we just took in March of 2013. The water was beautiful and the beach had very fine white sand that did not get hot in the sun. The visibility in the water was fantastic for snorkeling. The only annoying part of the beach was that it was crowded with tourists, which attracted vendors that asked every 5 minutes if you would like to buy something. The plus side to the vendors was that they had vendors that offered massages at your beach chair...$30 for 30 minutes. They even had fresh aloe they would use if you were sun burned. They also sold cheap buckets of beer (6 beers for $15), especially cheap for those of us that were on cruise ships and used to cruise ship prices.

There were plenty of water sports along the beach to include sail boats, paddle boats, snorkel gear, parasailing, and wave runners.

The best part of the beach was our lunch at Orange Fever where I had one of the best pizzas of my life (and I am a New Yorker!). Our lunch with a large bottle of water was a whopping $18.

There is plenty of people watching to do on this beach, especially because it buts up to a nude resort. Unfortunately all of the nudies I saw had no business being at a nude beach, but they sure were confident and enjoyed the sun.

Thank NewYorkBellita
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Beach was clean and very nice. Need to have cash to pay for seats. But the view was amazing. We also did para-sailing, which was a lot of fun.

Thank Adel A
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Favourite beach on the island and not because of the "nudies". Fun place to go and watch the world go by while drinking a nice, cold beer.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We spent a beatiful day at Orient as a cruise stop.. first off get there early if you want a lounge/umbrella - they go fast at only $20 for the day. Beach bar staff were great we had food and $15 dollar bucket of beer, right on the beach. the Water is amazing and lots of big waves which I was told was not the norm. Now there were the odd naturalist - which does not bother me, but fair warning to your kids... :) I definitely want to visit this location again (for a full week this time.)

1  Thank ElJeffe98
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Orient Beach is one of our favorite places on the island. The water is usually very nice and dining variety great for a beach.

Thank Claudia D
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