Activities in Orient Bay

Photo credit: © SXM St. Martin Catamarans Charters
 

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.

There are a couple of dive operators and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from. To visit our detailed guide to scuba diving in this area, read this article.

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.

Like to fish? You'll be glad to discover 4 charter operators are located in this area. To read more about deep sea fishing in this area, read this page.

Golf

If you're an avid golfer you may already know that Orient Bay isn't exactly flooded with golf greens. Still, there is one golf course in the area. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. For more information about golfing throughout St. Martin go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

SXM St. Martin Catamarans Charters

The chart below enables you to learn some details regarding local providers that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Orient Bay
Name Phone Location
Blue Safaris (721) 526-2749 4.8 mi. South of Central Orient Bay
Captain Alan's Boat Charters (721) 580-0377 Oyster Pond, 2.4 mi. South of Central Orient Bay
Keloa Private Tours (069) 088-2054 Anse Marcel, 2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Orient Bay
Offshore Sensations Philipsburg (721) 527-1444 4.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Orient Bay
SXM St. Martin Catamarans Charters (069) 039-7457 Griselle, 0.1 mi. North of Central Orient Bay
Scoobidoo (059) 029-1576 2.0 mi. Northwest 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 local marinas and charter options click this link.

Shopping

If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they might be interested to know that there are more than 31 retail stores to browse in this area. Click here to view our extended discussion of shopping in Orient Bay and nearby.

Sightseeing

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Sightseeing is also a great activity for visitors to Orient Bay. Sights in the area include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Nature enthusiasts are likely to have a good time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To get more information on area sightseeing attractions, read this page.

Details concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen in the chart below.

Sightseeing Services Near Orient Bay
Name Phone Location
Corail Helicopteres Tours (0059) 0590 698 181 Grand-Case, 2.0 mi. West-Northwest 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

Corail Helicopteres Tours

If you like to go snokeling there's good news -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Orient Bay. Click on this link to see our page about local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa might be the highlight of your entire vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to learn there are a few in the area. Click this link to read our article concerning this topic.

Tennis

Marquis Boutique Hotel

If you like playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of 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

Details concerning some other activities are listed directly below.

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
Go Karts! Amusement/Theme Park -- Esperance, 3.0 mi. West of Central Orient Bay
Kontiki Watersport Watersports Operator (059) 087-4327 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Orient Bay
Metford Hazel Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue -- 3.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Orient Bay
Philipsburg Theatres Movie Theater (721) 543-0001 4.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Orient Bay
Wind Adventures Watersports Operator (059) 029-4157 Central Orient Bay
 

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