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Old 06-22-2009, 11:43 AM
spoheat spoheat is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
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We have been to St. Maarten a couple times now and are just not over impressed with Orient Beach. It is a beautiful beach, but has lots of surf and often wind. We prefer the little beach right in town. You can take the water taxi from right by the ship, inexpensively, and get a wrist band for the day for the taxi (we go back to the ship to rest and have lunch, etc., then back to the beach). It is right adjacent to the "shopping areas" of town, and some eateries if you don't care to go back to the ship. The cab ride to Orient cost us about $16 for two, plus gratuity, one way this past March.
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