Orient Bay is a unique destination in the Caribbean because it has a wholly French attitude about it. What does this mean? Well, clothing is optional. If this is something you don't feel comfortable with, you may be better suited to other areas of the island. Whether or not you're free enough in body to disrobe and lie in the sand this coast does offer some of the most picturesque views.
There are a large selection of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for vacationers who are so inclined. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that part of the coast.
Green Cay: If you'd like to get away from the more crowded and well-known Orient Bay Beach, just head to nearby Green Cay (Caye Verte) for a bit of escapism on a gorgeous and serene beach.
A second option that beach-goers can consider is Ilet Pinel. Bring your mask and fins because this is a great beach for snorkeling. Beautiful paths wind through the inland side of the beach and umbrellas abound for enjoying shade on the shoreline.
Baie de cul-de-sac: Baie de cul-de-sac is right off of Rue de Cul de Sac on St. Martin's northeastern side. It's not difficult to access and you should be able to mark at one of the marina's if you're looking to explore this coast.
The beaches in and around Orient Bay can be seen right below.
|Anse Marcel||Anse Marcel, 2.3 mi. Northwest of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Baie Lucas Beach||1.8 mi. South of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Baie de cul-de-sac||French Cul-de-Sac, 1.3 mi. North of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Galion Beach||0.7 mi. South of Central Orient Bay||East|
|Grandes Cayes||1.9 mi. North of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Green Cay||0.7 mi. East of Central Orient Bay||East|
|Ilet Pinel||1.3 mi. North of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Orient Beach||Griselle, 0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Oyster Pond Beach||2.1 mi. South of Central Orient Bay||North East|
|Petites Cayes||2.5 mi. North of Central Orient Bay||South East|
If you are seeking a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to look at other locations. Follow this link to check out our page dedicated to other interesting attractions for Orient Bay.
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