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“Nice beach area”
Review of Waikiki

Waikiki
Ranked #25 of 35 Restaurants in Orient Bay
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Blandford, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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“Nice beach area”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Beach chairs at Waikiki are included with the room at Palm Court. After reading some of the reviews about pushy beach attendants, and poor beach chair positions for the palm court guests, I was fully prepared to find the best location on the beach and just pay for the chairs. We walked the entire beach from the area known as Palm Beach, all the way to Pedro's. As far as I am concerned, the Waikiki area is among the best. We picked a couple of chairs that were already set up in the front row. Put our palm court towels on them and enjoyed the beach. About 10 minutes later Bengiman came by just to confirm we were staying at Palm Court and to see if we needed anything. He was available throughout the day, but not at all pushy. I noticed a few "reserved" signs at some of the chairs. I asked him how we could do the same. He asked how long we would be there and said that if we like where we were, those would be our chairs for the week. Simple as that. We had lunch at Waikiki. My wife had a large salad with grilled shrimp, I had the salad with grilled chicken. The food is OK, not anything special, but not bad. €20 each for lunch, €7 each for drinks . With the $ to € conversion $68 plug tip for lunch. Yes it's a bit high, but the chairs are free and you'r on vacation. The next day, our chairs were reserved for us as promised. (Cameron and Bengamine always made sure we had what we needed)
Orient Beach
.......The sand itself is almost white and powdery soft. No gravel or pebbles here. If you walk out to just where the surf breaks, you will notice the sand is just a little bit more coarse. Beyond that it is like powder again as far as you can go. The sand is perfect for sand sculptures. It never gets too hot to walk on barefoot. The water is crystal clear and it looks like several different shades of blue and green. There is a lot of seaweed right now. I think it is a seasonal thing. When we were here in July there was not at all. The seaweed is not a problem though. The beach attendants work hard to remove it. Unlike in the states where we tow giant rakes behind a tractor, they do it all by hand. They get there early and rake all the seaweed into a big pile at the end of the beach. By the end of the week, tropical storm Rapheal was upon us. Friday brought high wind and rough surf. Saturday was a complete wash out.

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Still a great place but not what it used to be”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Waikiki still a great restaurant to have some good times with friends and family. The food is great but make sure that you bring your wallet with you since the prices are hefty. This restaurant used to be the King of Orient Beach. The food still very good, but they were out of many things on the menu which is not acceptable for a restaurant of this quality.

The tempura shrimps for appetizer are still the best on the island. My daughter had the hamburger and it is a show piece.

Regardless, this is a must visit if you are looking for a good meal on a fun and beautiful setting.

  • Visited September 2012
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CANADA
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33 reviews
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“Buffet on saturday”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I recommend the brunch on saturday, Excellent food for a reasonnable price, in addition chairs on the beach are included

  • Visited January 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
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“Ask for the bar or snack menu”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

We sat down for lunch at this restaurant and ordered a couple drinks. After looking at the menu my wife wanted to get up and leave. A hamburger was $40 and it went up from there. The table next to us, which was the only other inhabited table in the restaurant, was enjoying pizza and sandwiches that were nowhere to be found on the menu. When we inquired about this our server replied with that oh-so-subtle French attitude that there was a "snack" menu and pointed over towards the beach bar on the premises, about 60 feet away. We said we would sure like to see that menu, which, as it turns out, would pass for a complete menu at most other restaurants. We ordered one pizza--around $18 as I recall--and it was very good and enough for the both of us.

Now... why do you suppose we didn't get both menus in the first place?

  • Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Loved Waikiki beach on Orient Bay”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Loving Hawaii as much as we do we could not resist a day at Waikiki on St. Martin. We were not disappointed. Waikiki is in one an upscale, luxurious residential area, which is saying a lot on an island rife with impoverished neighborhoods. The beach was in a protected bay and featured a great restaurant, beach chairs and umbrellas to rent, boogie boards, parasailing, kite surfing, jet skis and a massage service. The beach was not crowded though there were certainly people around. Several families with children were enjoying the waves along with many couples. There were a few topless bathers but most were fully suited. The service was great and staff friendly. The area also seems quite secure with several security guards both at the entrance to the area and near the beach.

Visited June 2012
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