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Orient Beach Shore Excursions - Beauty on the Beach!
When cruising to St. Martin (or Sint Maarten), some of
the most beautiful land trips you could take would be the Orient Beach Shore
Excursions. This fabulous clothing optional beach has much to offer cruises
Most cruise ships stopping at the island disembark on the Dutch side (Sint
Maarten) at Phillipsburg on Great Bay. A brief (20 minute) scenic bus or
taxi ride takes passengers across the island to the French side (St. Martin)
where Orient Beach is situated. Passing the giant salt pond on your way to
the beach, you tour guide (driver) gives a brief history of the area
including the importance of the Salt Pond. No need for passports or customs
checks as you cross the border from the Dutch side to the French side of the
You must be aware that Orient Beach is a clothing optional beach. Nude
bathers are visible in the beach lounges, in the warm water, and walking the
beach. Most of the "nudism" is kept to the nude section of Orient Beach.
For those who find this offensive, perhaps this is not the beach excursion
for you. But, if you can get past this, Orient Beach is a wonderful
excursion to spend a morning or afternoon.
There is a restaurant right on the beach where you can grab a bite while
still soaking wet from the Orient Beach water. Of course bar drinks are
available for the beach as well. Everyone is friendly at Orient Beach and
most speak English very well.
There are a great number of activities available on Orient Beach. All of the
usual shore excursion beach activities are provided at various huts along
the beach. Para-sailing is a popular activity, and you can usually see at
least one parachute cruising across the waters in front of Orient Beach.
The scenery from the Orient Beach shore is incredible! Looking out to the
water from the beach, the bay is protected by a rugged little island
allowing accesses to the bay at each end of this island. From the water
looking back toward the beach area, you will see the low land gradually
rising up to the tops of the surrounding hills that protect Orient Beach.
And of course, there is the fabulous scenery on Orient Beach that one
expects on any Caribbean beach!
Whether your Sint Maarten shore excursion is to Orient Beach or one of the
other fantastic beaches, be sure to save a little time to wander the shops
in Phillipsburg. There's lots of fascinating vendors for your shore
excursion shopping pleasure!
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