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Old August 9th, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Just trying to figure out if anyone has been there within the last couple of years? We plan to visit during this stop in ST. Maarten but the last time we were there it seemed to be abandoned.
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I'm not surprised....While, it's been years since I was there, I never felt it was a pretty beach at all...the people came to to the beach to "see." If you want a nice beach day, there are others, like Dawn beach, to enjoy..
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I was there in 1994 and in was a great place to be .When I was in St.Maarten last year I heard it was not the same .

I will be there again this year and may check it out.
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We were there in'08 and my eyes burned {@@} from all the wrinkles. It's still there.
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We visited Orient beach a couple of years ago, not the greatest beach in the area, and most of the swim suits needed ironing. We really liked Little Divi Beach at the resort of the same name.
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Just trying to figure out if anyone has been there within the last couple of years? We plan to visit during this stop in ST. Maarten but the last time we were there it seemed to be abandoned.
I was there in March 2012. Here are some pictures I took ...









The one above was take from a jet ski (rental).
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I guess I was mainly asking because we like to swim in our birthday suits and Orient is the only beach we know about that's nude. My wife and I understand that it's mostly older people and that's okay with us. I was inquiring about the upkeep of the beach because when we last went (which may have been 2 years ago), it seemed to be neglected.

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I guess I was mainly asking because we like to swim in our birthday suits and Orient is the only beach we know about that's nude. My wife and I understand that it's mostly older people and that's okay with us. I was inquiring about the upkeep of the beach because when we last went (which may have been 2 years ago), it seemed to be neglected.

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We're the same way! One of the few places where us old farts can go skinny dipping (or perhaps in our case I should say chunky dunking).

But the beach south of the jetty where it's clothing optional is by the Club Orient and they are very protective about keeping the area nice for their guests. So I doubt seriously you'll find that part of the beach deteriorating.

Then again, the last time we were there we did not notice any deterioration with any part of the beach. It's gotten busier and perhaps more crowded, but I think the beach is just as nice as it has been in the past and we've been going there for 9 years.

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We were there in April of this year. We stayed in the topless area and it was very clean. We really enjoyed it.
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