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.

There are a couple of dive services and at least 6 interesting dive sites in the area. Click here to visit 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.

Hoping to reel in a big one during your vacation? You might be happy to learn 3 charter operators are located in this area. For more in-depth coverage of the closest fishing options, visit this page.

Golf

If you enjoy playing golf you should know that Orient Bay isn't necessarily a golfing paradise. Nevertheless, the area does have a course. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. Those interested can learn more about golf throughout St. Martin can do so by visiting our Golf page.

Sailing and Boating

Orient Bay Sailing and Boating

More details concerning firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be found here:

Boating Opportunities Near 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
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) 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're interested in learning about charter operators and local marinas visit this page.

Shopping

Shopping in Orient Bay

If you have some avid shoppers in your group, they may be interested to know that there are at least 26 retailers in this area. To navigate to our complete page about shopping in and around Orient Bay, click here.

Sightseeing

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Sightseeing is another great option for anyone visiting Orient Bay. Interesting sights include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts typically enjoy the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. You can go to this page which is all about area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find out additional information.

Details concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen in the following chart:

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 you're in luck -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Orient Bay. Click this link to find our article about local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Going to a spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you'll be pleased to know there are several in this area. Read this extended discussion concerning nearby spas if you want to find additional facts.

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 following information may help with you make a decision. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read more details concerning 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

Information about some other activities are provided in the following table.

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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