Destination guide

Opulent Caribbean vacations in Orient Bay

Swish duplexes and whitewashed villas, multi-bedroom homes and opulent Orient Bay vacation rentals crowd the soft sands. A hop and a skip will have you paddling in the Caribbean Sea in the morning, while evenings can be spent clinking cocktails next to the pool as the sun sets over the hills. Orient Beach is the main draw. It's likely to be right on the doorstep, awash with windsurf rentals and the flapping sails of yacht charters, palm-shaded sunbathing spots and tanning bodies. Throw in glitzy Saint Martin casinos and designer shopping, and it's easy to see why this one lures so many.

Things to do

Find Lady Luck in Orient Bay

A range of European-style casinos and gaming halls have sprung up on the northern side of Saint Martin. Here, you can slap the chips down and try your luck in the huge Princess Casino, or pull the one-armed bandits at the Tropicana Casino. Others will prefer the historical side of the isle away from the beaches. Head to the nearby Butterfly Farm to see multi-colored fliers in waxy botanical beds. Or, go to the Hope Estate Archeological Site, where the haunting ruins of ancient Arawak structures await.

Activities

Splash into Orient Bay

Orient Bay's glowing white-sand beaches and lines of swaying palm trees make it the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a medley of classic Caribbean rest and relaxation. The trade winds add to the mix, blowing in to offer windsurfing, surfing swells, and boating breezes that are hard to ignore if you love getting out on the water. And talking of water, there are other draws beneath. You can SCUBA to coral gardens and see sea sponges, or just don the snorkel for a glimpse of multi-colored fish.

Weather

Sun for the snowbirds in Orient Bay

Looking to escape the cool weather of the North American winter? Just don't be surprised if plenty of other folk have the same idea as you _ Orient Bay vacation rentals are uber-popular from December to April. It also helps that that's when the whole of Saint Martin island is enjoying its best weather of the year. The hurricanes leave off in November, and the driest, mildest, pleasantly balmy days of the main season kick in. It's certainly the top time to come.

Natural features

Orient Bay to Orient Beach

It's common for folk to conflate Orient Bay and Orient Beach. The first is the name of the town on the east shores of Saint Martin. The second is the name of the sand stretch that's really put it on the map. If you can seek out the coveted Orient Bay vacation rentals close to the shore, then you're in for a real treat. It's a quintessential medley of coral-colored sands and palm-shaded beachfront that awaits there, with reefs in the shoals out at sea, and turquoise waters that are divine for swimming in.

How to get there

How to get to and around Orient Bay

The nearest airport is in Grand Case (SFG-L'Esperance), located 1.8 mi (3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.), which is 6.5 mi (10.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Orient Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 962 vacation rentals near Orient Bay. From 483 Villas to 177 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Orient Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Orient Bay?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Orient Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Island of Saint Martin: 2,109 vacation rentals
  • Anguilla: 305 vacation rentals
  • Saint Barthélemy: 1,768 vacation rentals
  • Sint Maarten: 760 vacation rentals
  • Simpson Bay: 763 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Orient Bay! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Orient Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Orient Bay:

  • Simpson Bay: 763 rentals
  • St. Barthelemy: 1,773 rentals
  • Shoal Bay Village: 297 rentals
  • Cul-de-Sac: 962 rentals
  • Philipsburg: 764 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Orient Bay?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Orient Bay are:

  • Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM): 762 vacation rentals
  • Saint Barthelemy Airport (SBH): 1,779 vacation rentals
  • Wallblake Airport (AXA): 304 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Orient Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Orient Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cupecoy Beach: 764 rentals
  • St. Jean Beach: 1,772 rentals
  • University of St. Martin: 765 rentals
  • Shoal Bay Beach: 306 rentals
  • Flamands Beach: 1,765 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Orient Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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