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08. Nov, 2010

St Maarten Hotels – Orient Bay

St Maarten Hotels – Orient Bay
Orient Bay

Orient Bay

Situated on the French side of the island (East side) Orient Bay is home to one of the finest beaches on the Carribbean, if not the world, two miles of white sand – what more could you ask for? Orient Beach is the most busiest and liveliest beach on the Island. The Bay is also home to a nude beach – so if you’re easily offended (or easily pleased) this may or may not be the right place for you. Club Orient is the Islands only naturist resort at the southern part of the beach.

The bay has been recognised as a marine reserve. Snorkeling here is out of this world (literally). With several tiny islands near to the coast (such as Green Kay, Little Key and Pinel Islet) there’s further opportunities for would be snorkeling.

As for a St Maarten all inclusive experience, you may be disappointed in Orient Bay. Most hotels will be in the 3 star region, with breakfast being the only meal served. Our recommendation for a hotel (non all inclusive) would be the Alamanda. On the plus side there are some wonderful restaurants very close the hotel.

Above all not exactly the All Inclusive experience more a self serve experience. Still with such a picturesque beach you may not need anything else.

24. Aug, 2010

St Maarten Island

St Maarten Island
St Maarten Island

St Maarten Island

Whether it’s a St Maarten all inclusive break or a luxury cruise you’re after, the island of St Maarten (and St Martin) will certainly feel like a trip to paradise.

The gentle blue waves that glide onto the majestic white sandy beaches, the sound of relaxing yet vibrant Caribbean music, the taste of a rum cocktail from a chilled coconut in the  glorious sunshine, this could be any Caribbean island but what makes St Maarten Island so special to the Dutch or St Martin so special to the French is it’s natural untouched beauty so much so that these two great Empires of days gone by decided to share the island.  As a result what makes the island so special to the lucky few who venture there is its unique mix of French, Dutch and Caribbean cultures that no other island can offer.

Where else can you find the sophistication and fine cuisine and romance of the French one minute before enjoying the laid back yet hedonistic nightlife of the Dutch.  For the more active you have arguably the best snorkelling and diving locations in the Caribbean including the world famous Octupus diving experiences. And for those who prefer to stay dry there’s the equally renowned Tijon parfumerie and boutique, perfect for the perfect day before you retire to some of the most luxuriant hotels any island has to offer.

There really is everything for everyone on St Maarten Island, THE true gem of the Caribbean.