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Old January 15th, 2014, 11:41 PM
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Everyone seems to go to Orient Bay, is it the best beach near the ship? Any other suggestions. I don't want to do the one where the planes fly over, forgot it's name. Looking for options and about what a taxi should cost? Also are there beach chair rentals, food and bathrooms?
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Not sure if it is the best beach but Grand Bay seems pretty decent and it is right there in Phillipsburg, a short taxi ride or a long walk.
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I enjoyed Orient beach, although I wouldn't call it near the port...It is about a 20 minute ride and if I remember correctly, they charged a flat rate per cab ride, so you could share a cab and save some dollars...There are plenty of beach chairs, restaurants, bathrooms, etc. They also have cabs waiting there for the return trip.
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Personally, I can't figure out why Orient Beach gets raves...must be the nudity.. Not a pretty beach in my opinion..try Dawn Beach
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We have tried several of the cruise line excursions in St. Maarten, including Orient Beach, and a few others whose names escape me. However, the ones offered that include a free drink on arrival, and a buffet BBQ lunch included are our favourites. the beaches are nice, there are washroom facilities, shopping on the boardwalk, and of course, a bar.


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