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Orient Bay Beach Tours

Orient Bay Beach
The white sands of Orient Bay Beach are no secret in St. Maarten. This clothing-optional spot is a top attraction in the area, and sun worshippers come for its views of the bay, clear water, snorkeling opportunities, and many beachside restaurants and bars.

The Basics
Protected from the Atlantic waves by a reef, this 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) long, white sand beach has gentle waves. Lined with tiki huts, colorful beach chairs, and restaurants, Orient Bay Beach thrums with action, giving it the reputation as the Saint Tropez of the Caribbean. Visit independently or explore Orient Bay Beach as part of half-day or full-day St. Martin tour that might include sightseeing adventures on both the French and Dutch sides of the island. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Orient Bay Beach is suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families—but do expect some nudity.
  • Tours may include roundtrip hotel transfers, food and drinks, use of snorkeling equipment, towels, and guides. Check tours for specific details.
  • Remember sun protection and water for hydration.
  • Clothing is optional in front of Orient Bay Beach Club. Other parts of the beach tend to attract sunbathers wearing a bit more clothing.
  • Umbrellas, beach chairs, and snorkeling equipment can be rented for a fee.

How to Get There
Orient Bay Beach is on the east coast of the French side of the island. If not on a tour, take a taxi or drive—parking in the area is accessible and free of charge. Expect a 20-minute drive from Marigot and about a 20- to 30-minute drive from Philipsburg on the Dutch side. 

When to Get There
For fewer crowds, the best time to visit St. Maarten is spring or fall when cheaper rates are offered and rains are less likely. The weather is pleasant year-round, with the warmest weather in summer. Humpback whales can be observed from February to June.

Nudity and Nature
Orient Bay Beach is a favorite among nudists and naturalists. The entire marine area is a protected marine reserve, making the snorkeling the best on the island. Travelers may rent gear at the beach or go just a bit farther afield to Pinel Island, Greey Cay, and Tintamarre Beach, all reachable by a short boat ride or by paddling in a kayak or canoe.
Address: Orient Beach, St Maarten
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private St Maarten Island Sightseeing Tour

See the sights of St Maarten on a private island tour that provides the flexibility to customize your itinerary to suit your interests. With a private guide, travel to locations such as Great Bay, Oyster Pond, Cole Bay Hill, Orient Beach and the market in Marigot. Enjoy panoramic views, photo ops of the coastline and one of the island’s top experiences—watching planes fly overhead at Sunset Beach. Pickup and drop-off is at the cruise port.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Catamaran Cruises

The Original Farewell Tour - sailing Around the Island - snorkel, beach...

Spend the day sailing St Maarten's waters on a catamaran, stopping at secluded islands and snorkeling in the calm Caribbean waters. During this full-day excursion, explore some of the islands unspoiled beaches and snorkel off the shore. Dig in to a 3-course gourmet lunch at one of Grand Case's famed restaurants accompanied by French wine. Climb back aboard the boat for a final ocean jaunt and a chance for one last dip in the ocean. Round-trip transportation from St Maarten hotels is included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient and Maho Beach Half-Day Tour

While your ship is in St Maarten's port, swim and lounge at Orient Beach and Maho Beach on this half-day shore excursion. Jet ski, paraglide or sail at Orient Beach, then grab a snack at one of the many bars and restaurants there. Travel to Maho beach and watch jumbo jets fly overhead to land at the nearby airport. A guide, complimentary refreshments and round-trip transportation from the cruise port are included.
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  • 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Bernard's Tours Orient & Maho Beach Break

Explore two of St. Maarten’s top beaches—Orient Bay and Maho Beach—on a stress-free day trip with round-trip transport from the Philipsburg cruise terminal. With your guide’s inside tips, free drinks while in transit, and free time to explore the beaches at your own pace, this tour is a popular choice for visitors traveling via cruise ship.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Half-day Tours

St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach

Swim and lounge at Orient Beach and Maho Beach on this half-day excursion from St Maarten. Jet ski, paraglide or sail at Orient Beach, then grab a snack at one of the many bars and restaurants there. Travel to Maho beach and watch jumbo jets fly overhead to land at the nearby airport. A guide, complimentary refreshments and round-trip transportation from your St Maarten hotel are included on this excursion.
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Day Trips

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Economic Tour: This is a three hour sightseeing tour around the island.

This is one of the best ways to enjoy the island. Touring both the French and Dutch sides of the island. With lots of picture stops at some of our beautiful scenic locations. This tour is fully narrated with lots of history and info of the island.
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  • 3 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour

Once your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, sightsee, shop and spend time on the island's famous beaches. During this guided tour, explore a colorful local market to shop for souvenirs and taste some native pastries and cocktails. Visit Orient Beach for some fun in the sunshine and Maho Beach to watch jumbo jets fly close overhead and land at the nearby airport. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is provided.
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  • 240 to 270 minutes
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  • 240 to 270 minutes
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Ports of Call Tours

St Maarten Shore Excursion: Beaches and Shopping in Marigot

Explore Oyster Bay, Orient Beach and Maho Beach on during this 6-hour tour from St Maarten. With a local guide, sightsee on both the French and Dutch sides of the island. Stroll through the town of Marigot, the capital of the French side of the island, visiting the boutiques and galleries that line the streets. A complimentary drink and round-trip transportation from the cruise port is included.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten

Choose your own itinerary during this private sightseeing tour in St Maarten. Spend 5 to 6 hours with a local guide visiting the attractions that pique your interest in a climate-controlled private tour van. Choose to hit the beach at the legendary shorelines of Maho Beach or Orient Beach, shop and gallery-hop in Marigot or Philipsburg, or explore the gourmet mecca of Grand Case. A complimentary open bar is included on this tour.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

St Maarten Double Decker Bus Tour

Ride through picturesque St. Maarten while seeing the best the island has to offer on this 3.5-hour double decker bus tour from Philipsburg. See the tandem rule of France and Holland at play from atop the island’s only open-air double decker bus and stop at numerous local tourist sites for a visit and a photo. Wander the beach at Orient Bay, marvel at the French architecture of Marigot and go plane-spotting on Maho Beach during this spectacular tour of the beautiful island. This family-friendly experience is the perfect way for first-time visitors to see the island and is great for travelers of every age.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

4x4 Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten

Explore the best of the Dutch and French sides of St. Maarten during this half-day 4x4 tour. Admire the views from many key towns such as Grand Case, Cole Bay Hill, and Marigot. Enjoy some free time to swim in the pristine waters and soak up the warm sun on Orient Beach. This 4x4 sightseeing tour allows visitors to reach areas that are normally not accessible with a normal car.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

ATV Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten

Ride an ATV on the sandy shores of Mullet Bay Beach, Frais Bay and Orient Beach during this half-day adventure on St Maarten. Cruise the tropical coast under the supervision of your guide to see both the French and Dutch sides of the island. No experience is necessary; riders of all skill levels are welcome and use of all equipment is included. Round-trip transportation from select hotels is available.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Half-day Tours

See the Planes Adventure to Orient Beach

Combine visits to Orient Beach and Maho Beach, with transportation in between, on this 5-hour tour in St Maarten. Spend two hours at each beach relaxing, watching the jet liners land, or participating in water activities (own expense).
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  • 5 hours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing

20 min JET SKI at Bikini Watersport Orient Beach

Visit orient bay from the sea during 20 minutes Jet Ski  Orient beach with amazing turquoise blue water with natural reserve island all around You will have brand new yamaha wave runner VX best skis on earth
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Quad Rental - Saint Martin / SXM - Grand Case / Orient Bay

Liberty Quad SXM offers for rent Kymco MXU 550I quads for your comfort. We adapt to your needs by offering formulas for the day, the week or the month. After a technical debriefing, you will leave in complete freedom alone or accompanied by the person of your choice to discover Saint Martin otherwise. The liberty quad SXM team welcomes you every day in Grand Case in front of the restaurant Le Temps des Cerises and on the beach of Orient Bay in front of the Yellow Sub restaurant!
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  • 120 to 1,000 minutes
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  • 120 to 1,000 minutes

Sailing Trips

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4-Day Private Sailing Charter: St. Martin, St. Barth's, Anguilla

Breathtaking landscapes, unbeatable turquoise waters, and vibrant cultures make the Caribbean one of the world’s top sailing destinations. With hundreds of islands to choose from it's hard to pick just one island to explore. At Ready. Set. Sail. Charters you don't have to!YOU CHOOSE YOUR:Pickup location DestinationsItineraryActivitiesYOUR HOLIDAY, YOUR WAY!We aim to provide you a customizable sailing experience on the tranquil blue waters of the Caribbean Sea with your all-inclusive sailing charter. To provide smooth sailing in the Caribbean possible for you, we’ll combine our knowledge and passion for adventure with your ideas and interests to create a unique experience you’ll never forget.
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  • 4 days

Other Water Sports

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FLYBOARD 20MIN for 1 person at BIKINI WATERSPORT Orient Beach

FLYBOARD is a crazy sensation experienceReally easy to fly in the airAdventure and Adrenaline guaranteedSouvenir and pictures foreverNew activity not available everywhere
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  • 20 minutes
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  • 20 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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City to City tour

The City to City tour, is an amazing tour that allows our guest to visit both French & Dutch side of the island, with a stop at our main border to observe the border monument & Island Flags. While stopping for some beautiful pictures along the way, We visit the capital of the French side of the island for a bit of Shopping or lunch. We also do a picture stop at the Orient Bay Beach. Making our way back to the cruise ship terminal, with an optional stop at the capital of the Dutch side of the Island for a bit of shopping.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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