Orient Bay is a coastal region of the east coast of St. Martin on the Caribbean. It laid undeveloped until the mid-80s when its magic and scenery was explored. Since then it has grown to become a lively tourist attraction.

The Orient Bay Beach is a long stretch of white, clear sands and beautifully-colored waters. With good parking, beach chairs, restrooms, and Wi-Fi, though, it can get pretty crowded during the day.

It is the flagship beach of the islands and it is not recommended for those seeking calmness, serenity, and tranquility of a calmer desolate beach.

Even with the huge numbers of hawkers, the Orient Bay Beach still boasts porcelain white sands, turquoise water, a gorgeous bay surrounded by some mountains, and islands in the distance.

Amenities and activities

It has an array of water sports, calm seas, and relatively affordable amenities. It is a must see, if for nothing, but the sense of community and a feel of the life in a typical St. Martin day. It definitely outsizes the other 34 bays and beaches that make up the St. Martin coastline.

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Hotels near the beach

The recommended hotels in the area around the beach are:

  • Club Orient Resort
  • Esmeralda Resort
  • La Playa Orient Bay
  • Orient Bay Hotel
  • Hotel La Plantation – Riviera Villages (3 stars)

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Watersports
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas

Beach on the map

Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin