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Beach life is coming back to Orient Beach
Beach life is coming back to Orient Bay after Irma!

Hurricane Irma: Impact on Orient Beach

The passage of Irma left a trail of devastation on Orient Bay. The residential area and the dining square in the central section of Orient Bay was severely dameged as well, if not from the storm, it was from the surge. All beach bars are wiped out. All vegetation, the palm coves and many coconut trees were gone. However, the beach still consists of a large curve of white sand and the colors of the sea are still beautiful. The vegetation is growing back quickly and the first beach bar reopened: The Perch Bar & Grill at Club Orient. The beachfornt Alamanda Resort opened The Alamanda Kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and snacks, and a pool party on Friday-Sunday. The Bikini Beach bar reopened in July 2018. The Kontiki will open in December. ALL RESTAURANTS AT THE MARKET PLACE REOPENED!

Bikini beach reopened
Kontiki plan to rebuild
Kontiki is scheduled to open soon - by Dec. 2018
View at former La Playa towards Mt. Vernon
Bikini beach view looking south
Orient Beach in Juli 2018
Beach view on July 14, 2018 (national holiday)
Pool party at Alamanda Kitchen
Pool party at The Alamanda Kitchen
Jet skis
Jet skis are available again at the Bikini on Orient Bay
Note also that the first restaurants and open-air eateries at the main square in Orient village re-opened: Le Petit Bistro, Little Italy, Coté Plages and the Thaichi/Rhumerie. There is als one convenient store in the village that opened its doors after Irma.
Orient Bay, or in French "Baie Orientale", sweeps around a blue cove, facing east, as the name suggests. The 2 mile long, white powdered sand beach is protected from the Atlantic waves by a reef, and the bottom has a very gradual slope.

The area has been recognized as a marine reserve, so snorkeling in the marine park is just incredible. There is also great snorkeling off nearby Caye Verte (Green Key), one of the small beautiful islands dotting the coast, such as Tintamarre and Pinel Island do. Watch this video for a first impression:
Orient Beach Video
Click for video in pop up window!Orient Beach on French St. Martin. The best known beach in the Caribbean for clothing optional beach bums. Orient Beach with beach bars and restaurants, and Orient Village. Or see this video on YouTube.
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Orient Bay Beach - Before Irma

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Orient Beach is the most developed, the most popular and the busiest beach on the island, probably the most famous beach in the entire Caribbean. The beach is reputed as much for its natural beauty and setting as it is for being the island´s foremost swimsuit optional beach.

A major attraction of Orient Bay is of course the nude beach and the world´s famous Club Orient, the island´s only naturist resort at the southern end of the beach.

Clothing is optional in front of the Club, and it is publicly accessible. The other parts of the beach has more clothing, but in fact you may encounter nude sunbathers anywhere.

Orient Bay is the only beach on St. Martin with a large number of beach bars and restaurants directly located on the beach.

Water sport facilities are available, such as jet skis, sailing boats, paragliding, and some kid's activities.

Lodging consists mainly of apartments close to the beach and villas in the uphill part of Orient Village.

Villa Mandala on Orient Bay
Affordable for groups of up to 10 people!

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Plenty of sports activities at Orient Bay

Parasailing on Orient Bay

Hobie Cat sailing at Orient Bay
Hobie Cat sailing

Windsurfing on Orient Bay

Jet Ski at Orient Beach
Jet Ski

Orient Beach Studios at Mt Vernon
Affordable studios at Mt. Vernon on Orient Bay Beach. Excellent guest records! Orient Beach Studios
View of Orient Village and Baie Orientale
Partial view of Orient Village on Orient Bay
Orient Bay is about a two miles long powdery white sand beach. It is not only a clothing optional place. It is a beach full of fun and action, all the great water sports and watersports equipment, and lots of food and refreshment choices as well. Whether you are into playing all day or catching some rays while sipping a Pina Colada, Orient Bay is worth a visit!

More to the center of the beach you will find the local hangouts and hot spots of Orient Bay with their restaurants, bars and live bands at times playing great music.
Bird's view of Kontiki Beach on Orient Beach
Bird's view of Kontiki Beach on Orient Beach
At the northern section - plenty of space, no crowds!
Plenty of space, no crowds at the northern end
Parasailing on Orient Beach
Parasailing fun on Orient Beach

Orient Bay is offers water sports activities - back open after the hurricane - including parasailing, jet ski, kitesurfing and the floating trampoline.

Get a tan while you eat local lobster and learn to dance the Merengue. After lunch rent a jetski, go parasailing or hop on the trampoline and have a ball!

The waters are usually calm and perfect to see what lies below, and perfect for children as well.

Orient Bay view towards Mt. Vernon
View at Waikiki towards Mont Vernon
Hillside view from Mt. Vernon: Orient Bay and St. Barth's
Hillside view from Mt. Vernon: Orient Bay and St. Barth's
At Kakao Beach on Orient Bay
View at Kakao Beach towards Pinel island

Orient Beach is a truly majestic setting with the mountains rising up all around. Not to mention the beautiful tiny islands of Green Key, Tintamare and Pinel Island just off shore.
Lined with tiki huts, colorful beach chairs and restaurants, the sands of Orient are always full of action. Many compare Orient Bay to the French Riviera, the "Saint Tropez of the Caribbean" with its pampering services and ambiance.

The Bay actually consists of five main beaches, called the "5 stars of Orient Bay" Kontiki, Kakao, Bikini Beach, Waikiki and Coco Beach, named after their respective beach bars and each next to another. In fact, Orient Bay boats of numerous restaurants and bars along the beach, a panoply of water sport activities, boutiques and shops, hotels and resorts.

Most famous beach in the Caribbean: Orient Beach in St. Martin with its section for nudists
Beach strollers - some without - just what you prefer!
Inviting colors and mild temperatures of waters at Orient Bay
Enticing colors and warm waters year round!
the highest concentration of naked people is at Club Orient.
Topless near Club O on Orient Beach

The Southern part of the beach is where nude people dominate, close to the area of Club Orient. Here, some may even pop up in restaurants dressed by their skin only!

Here you can stroll in the surf and view garbed and ungarbed sun-worshippers in all shapes and sizes passing by. There is even a nude cruise, which appears to allow some sun-worshippers to get sunburn on literally all parts of their bodies. So where ever you are on Orient Bay, never forget to put on enough sunblocker!

Strains of Salsa, Samba, or Merengue music waft over you from the trendy bars that are dotting the beach.

Still want to see more of Orient Beach? Get an impression by clicking on this YouTube Video: Orient Bay YouTube video

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Beachside bars and restaurants at Orient Beach
One of the beachside bar under the palms

Swimsuits are optional at Orient Bay
Swimsuits are optional on Orient Beach

Topless at Orient Bay
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Our Selection of Villa Rentals and Townhouses at Orient Bay for Rent directly from Owner or by his Agent
Villa Paloma Orient Bay
3 bedrooms
Rental Villa Belfiore, 3 bdr, on Orient Bay
3 bedrooms
Rental Villa Bruneva on Orient Bay
3 bedrooms
Villa du Voyageur
3 bedrooms
Villa Diamantine
3 BR 3 Bath
Villa L'Orientale in gated community of Orient Bay
2 bedrooms
Villa Dolce Vita on Orient Bay
Dolce Vita
3 bedrooms
Villa d'Este on Orient Bay
4 bedrooms
Villa La Sarabande on Orient Bay
La Sarabande

3 bedrooms
Villa Macassi
3 bedrooms
Villa Mandala Orient Bay accommodates up to 10 people, very reasonable rates

5 bedrooms
Affordable townhouse in the heart of Orient Bay: Villa Mangareva

3 bedrooms
Studio & Apartment Rentals on Orient Bay - from Owner or Agent - Great Money Savers for Budget Travelers
There are many villas and apartments at the Orient Bay Village. They are close to the beach, but only a handful is directly on the beach. The beachfront area is basically restricted to bars and restaurants.
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