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Best Beaches in St Maarten

1. Orient Bay Beach

Orient Bay's New Look

Those revisiting renowned Orient Bay Beach after Hurricane Irma may not recognize it — most of the colorful beach bars along the sand were swept away in the storm. But efforts to rebuild are underway, and in the meantime, the beach itself is as beautiful as ever, with lovely blue water and powdery sands.

In years past, this beach garnered accolades from USA Today and Conde Nast Traveler. No doubt recovery efforts will help restore it to its former glory — we hope sooner rather than later.

Bare it all

Located on the eastern coast of St. Martin, the Caribbean island's French half, Orient Bay Beach has a reputation as a haven for nude sunbathers. That's due in part to European cultural influence, but proximity to naturist resort Club Orient is also undoubtedly a contributing factor. Don't feel pressured to take it all off – plenty of people stay fully covered.

Activities

Along this two-mile stretch, you'll find many excellent snorkeling spots, thanks to healthy offshore reefs and calm waves. Aquatic life is especially abundant near Caye Verte (Green Key), a small island just offshore.

Water sports operators can hook you up with jet skis, sailboats and other equipment you need to make the most of your time in the water. Vendors are also handy when you need to rent chairs and umbrellas.

Orient Bay Beach at a glance

City: Orient Bay

Country or State: St. Martin

Length of Beach: 2 miles

Access: By car or taxi

Best time to visit: Summer and fall

High Season: Dec. to April

Low Season: May to November

Facilities:

  • Water sports equipment rental
  • No lifeguards
  • No public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Weather in St Maarten °F°CAverage monthly temperatures

Jan
 25 days
Feb
 23 days
Mar
 28 days
Apr
 24 days
May
 24 days
Jun
 27 days
Jul
 26 days
Aug
 29 days
Sep
 28 days
Oct
 29 days
Nov
 28 days
Dec
 24 days
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