Activities in Orient Bay

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Thanks to its status as home to a nude beach, Orient Bay caters to a particular type of tourist with European ideals that is open to free and fun lifestyles.  Nonetheless, this town is one of the top tourist destinations on the island, and while it is never overcrowded, there are quite a few people here at all times.  The good news is that the hospitality industry is alive and well, offering activities like sightseeing tours, snorkeling and diving excursions, and sailing adventures. 

Diving

Orient Bay Diving

Orient Bay offers a nice selection of easy dives, making it a great place for new and beginning divers. However, there are a few sites that require a bit more skill.

You'll find a couple of dive services and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from. Navigate here to view our page about scuba diving in this area.

Fishing

Orient Bay is listed among the best fishing destinations in the Caribbean, and possibly the world. Visitors coming to the area will have not problem finding some good fishing opportunities.

If you're an avid angler you might be happy to learn there are a few charter fishing services in this area. For a more thorough discussion of the closest fishing options, click this link.

Golf

If you like golfing you should know that Orient Bay isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end. However, there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. For more details about this specific topic, see this article about golfing throughout St. Martin.

Sailing and Boating

Orient Bay Sailing and Boating

More details about local providers that can help you spend some time on the open water can be found here:

Boating Opportunities Near Orient Bay
Name Phone Location
Captain Alan's Boat Charters (721) 580-0377 Oyster Pond, 2.4 mi. South of Central Orient Bay
CaptainJo Boat Charter (069) 074-7001 Grand-Case, 2.6 mi. Northwest of Central Orient Bay
Keloa Private Tours (069) 088-2054 Anse Marcel, 2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Orient Bay
Scoobidoo (059) 052-0253 French Cul-de-Sac, 2.0 mi. Northwest of Central Orient Bay
Soualiga Destinations (631) 458-0543 4.9 mi. South of Central Orient Bay
Voyager Charters (059) 087-4345 Downtown Marigot, 4.4 mi. West of Central Orient Bay

If you'd like to find out about charter operators and marinas navigate to this page.

Shopping

Shopping in Orient Bay

If you are traveling with some people who love to shop they can explore some of the area's 26 retail shops. To get information on opportunities for shopping in and around Orient Bay, go to this page.

Sightseeing

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Sightseeing is another good way to use some of your time in Orient Bay. Interesting sights include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Vacationers who enjoy being outside will typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To read our complete guide to sightseeing attractions and opportunities, go to this page.

The table below enables you to learn some details on a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Orient Bay
Name Phone Location
Jo Junie Tours (721) 553-8916 Central Orient Bay
R & J Tours (059) 087-5620 Colombier, 2.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Orient Bay
Transco (059) 087-3016 French Cul de Sac, 1.5 mi. South West of Central Orient Bay
Winston Sightseeing Tours (059) 087-2561 French Cul de Sac, 1.5 mi. South West of Central Orient Bay

Snorkeling

If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Orient Bay. To learn about more snorkeling opportunities, read this page.

Spas

Relaxing in a spa might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to discover there are several options. To read more about the closest spas, click here.

Tennis

Marquis Boutique Hotel

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. You can view the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In And Around Orient Bay
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina Pelican Key, 6.3 mi. South West of Central Orient Bay 4 check
Princess Port de Plaisance Cole Bay, 5.4 mi. South West of Central Orient Bay 7 check
Hotel La Plantation Mont Vemon, 0.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Orient Bay 2 check
La Plantation Orient Bay Resort Griselle, 0.3 mi. West of Central Orient Bay 2 check
Club Orient Resort 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Orient Bay 2 check
Marquis Boutique Hotel Anse Marcel, 2.0 mi. Northwest of Central Orient Bay 4 check

For instance, Simpson Bay Resort and Marina is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Wind Adventures

The following chart has some details concerning other activities.

Other Activities In And Around Orient Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Bayside Riding Club Horseback Riding Site (590) 557-6822 0.6 mi. South of Central Orient Bay
Carnival Village Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers -- 4.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Orient Bay
Kontiki Watersport Watersports Operator (059) 087-4327 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Orient Bay
Lb Scott Sports Auditorium Sporting Event Venue -- 4.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Orient Bay
St Maarten Rockland Estate Eco-Park Amusement/Theme Park (721) 543-1135 Saunders, 4.3 mi. South West of Central Orient Bay
Wind Adventures Watersports Operator (059) 029-4157 Central Orient Bay
 

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