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spoheat 02-04-2007 05:09 PM

We are planning a morning beach outing to be able to make a private tour at 2 pm. island time / 1 p.m. ships time and are hesitant to try Orient Beach because of distance and this time constraint. The beach in town has been recommended to us, but on the port review site that linked me to this it that beach was reviewed as "not pristine" "dirty" "rough" "rugged". Anyone been there recently? Would it be worth it to cab over to Orient at 8 a.m. for an hour or two? It seems to be on everyone's must see list. Laurie

Diddn 02-04-2007 06:38 PM

I've been there just two weeks ago. I was not in the water there (except my toes), but the beach was clean, and even the water looks pretty good. Waves are very calm - against the rough waves I have noticed at Maho Beach. I wished I should stayed at the city beach in Phillipsburg.

But you can't do it very wrong. Just enter a water taxi at the pier, and 5 minutes later you are at Phillipsburg Beach and have a look onto the beach. Even if this beach is not your choice, you are not wasting a lot of time (you are also right there for shopping).

Best regards


Sheffie 04-01-2007 04:36 PM

Of all the Caribbean beaches we have been to on our 7 cruises, this beach is our LEAST favorite. Little Divi isn't that far away. Maybe that would be a good choice for you for the morning.

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