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Spend A Day in Paradise at St. Martin’s Orient Bay

Known as the "French Riviera of the Caribbean" the beautiful Orient Bay is perfect for a day of fun and easy living while visiting St. Martin.

Beach chairs at ocean
Photo: Donovane Tremor

 Orient Bay Beach stretches almost 2 km making it the biggest and most popular beach to explore in St. Martin. Orient Bay is unique in how much it has to offer for its visitors, ensuring good times for all. 

For those looking to relax and soak up the Caribbean sun, there are comfortable chairs along the beach facing out towards the turquoise-blue water. There are also various beach bars such as Bikini Beach and Kontiki Beach where you can enjoy extensive amenities between suntanning sessions. Orient Bay Beach, La Playa Orient Bay and Esmeralda Resort offer amazing views and excellent restaurants directly on the beach itself, ensuring you won’t have to go far to find exceptional accommodations

This piece of paradise is a beautiful place to indulge in all manner of aquatic excursions! You can rent a jet ski, explore the island via your own watercraft, or view St. Martin from the sky while parasailing. The views are incredible from that high up. Many businesses on the beach with qualified instructors offer lessons and equipment rentals for your next water sports adventure. 

The fine-dining options bring the Orient Bay village square to life as the sun sets over St. Martin. There is a French bistro, a sushi restaurant and a steakhouse that meat lovers will adore. For cold beverages, there is a wooden hut-style bar for drinks at any time of the day or night. There are plenty of dining options to cater to whatever you’re craving! 

Orient Bay offers beautiful ocean views, a wide range of sports activities, and a diverse fine-dining experience. It even has a nudist beach on the west side for those who enjoy tanning and swimming in their birthday suit!

If you want to learn more about St. Martin’s signature beach, you can learn more at https://www.st-martin.org/us/learn-more/must-sees/orient-bay-village/