Clarification: Orient Beach is clothing optional only on one end of the beach where
the hotel, Club Orient, is located. The rest of the beach is ok; however, some
nudists will leave their section and walk the length of the beach "au naturel".
Most people don't pay much attention or make a big deal.
Go to Marigot....the French side....great shopping there...like a huge flea market and really wonderful people to speak to. We got fresh squeezed pineapple juice in a stand nearby and it was so yummy!!!
We took a tour which took us to Marigot for like 30 min to shop. Got some neat souvenirs. Our tour also took us around St Maartin talking about the french and dutch differences...really informative tour.