Travel Blogs from Orient Bay
... through. Fri - day 3 Getting ready for a trip out in our new motor Eric checks the boot ( dry locker at front of dinghy) and there is a lot of water in it! After bailing out it still keeps coming in so we decide another trip back across the lagoon to point out our problem! A mystified service man can't see where the problem is so decides to hoist the dingy out the water to check the bottom. No damage no holes so he decides to open the valve on the bottom to see what is ...
... list of must-do's now that she's enjoying retired living- I'm not sure how you normally start learning how to sail but it's probably not a yacht racing adventure with us being drafted as working crew members. Whenever confronted with an overly bubbly organizer on a caffeine high who is looking for volunteers, I tend to find cover very quickly so when this yachting dude started looking for 'captains' for the two competing boats, I immediately moved to ...
... day and took an early morning walk into Phillipsburg, returning to the ship while the day was still comfortably cool.
I met my brother at Noon and we took a cab over to Marigot on the French side of the island. The ride seems like much more than the 5 miles or so it is on a straight line; the road is quite indirect and traffic tends to be heavy and slow. The harbor at Marigot is quite beautiful and ...
... after the regatta’s end we received an e-mail from the skipper of Team Organizational Restructuring, Sir Robbie Ferron, congratulating us on our win and thanking us for the good competition. We were impressed by this gesture and replied in kind, suggesting we meet for a drink someplace to exchange stories. Robbie answered affirmatively, but we couldn’t arrange a meeting before we departed for Barbuda with Paul and Linda. However, we did eventually meet up with him. Read ...
... and I walked to the end of Grand Case Boulevard, where it meets the main road, to an outdoor restaurant/bar. The TV at the bar always has sports on at night and it was a NBA Friday night, so we sat and watched the game for a little while. The boys got a soda and I decided to try a Ginger Beer, not knowing exactly what it was. I’m not a big beer drinker, but I love ginger, so I thought I’d try it at least once. Turned out it wasn’t beer, but ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews L'Hoste Hotel Orient Bay
We just returned from a wonderful 10-day stay in St. Martin at L'Hoste. The hotel is in the middle of Orient Beach, which is one of the best beaches on the island (make sure your rent a car so you see the rest of the beaches). It is only a 10 minute drive to the restauants in Grand Case and there is a little village of shops within walking distance of the hotel.
First Trip to St Martin, Great Choice with L'Hostel
My husband and I just returned from our first trip to St Martin. We tend to be creatures of habit, and Negril had been our vacation choice for many years. We decided to try St Martin, and what a wonderful choice we made in selecting L'Hoste on Orient Beach. The location was perfect, the hotel is very clean, friendly and offered a very nice continental breakfast. Orient beach is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. There are several restaurants and shops within walking distance however, renting a car is the way to go. We discovered many nice restaurants throughout the island. You quickly learn that the island is safe and the people are friendly. I would highly recommend St Martin and L'Hoste for a wonderful and relaxing vacation.
We returned February 21 from a 2 week stay. The location on this hotel is prime on Orient Beach. Rooms are very spacious and clean and within walking distance to a mini mart. We had a car for the duration and ventured all over the island to shop for groceries etc. The kitchen in the room consisted of a mini fridge, 2 burners and a microwave oven.
Great functional, casual hotel. Friendly, helpful staff. Great location. The ultimate relaxing holiday. Will be back.
My wife and I spent a week at L'Hoste and it was incredible to say the least. We were there last February and the water and also the air was perfect. L'Hoste is right in the middle of Orient Beach which is perhaps the most famous clothing optional beach in the world. Nearly all the ladies were topless and perhaps a third to a half of everyone was nude. The closer toward Orient Beach Club you get, the higher the percentage. The atmosphere is very casual with none of the life- style issues which you might encounter in Jamaica. There were numerous excellent massage therapists the entire length of the beach. For dinner you can stroll the mile long lenght of the beach and have a gourmet French meal while still keeping your toes in the sand. L'Hoste is perhaps the most economical hotel on the beach but not lacking in any way.
Spacious rooms, convenient to everything, great staff, reasonable prices, and a luxurious (only one on Orient Beach) complimentary contininental breakfast.
This is one of the top ten hotels on St. Martin
Caring and civilized are the only words that can describe the service at this hotel. Carl and his staff do a wonderful job. Our time at L'Hoste was a true celebration of life. Trust this hotel is twice the dream. Laugh, smile and be joyful at L'Hoste and then keep forever in your heart what it is that makes you so happy in St. Martin (19yrs+ in hotels) June 2002-June 2003
L'Hoste Hotel Orient Beach
Just returned from St Martin,stayed at L'Hoste for 1 week.This was our first visit to the Island and we were very impressed with the hotels' cleanliness and the friendliness of all the staff.During the time of our visit restaurant and bar hours were somewhat limited.Next visit We will go in high season (Dec-April) when more facilities will be available.The hotel is ideally located about the middle of Orient beach.Pretty quiet in this area, except when cruise ship visitors arrived and on Sunday.(Sunday, being family day, "clothing-optional" was not at option at most places except Orient Beach club). The weather was ideal although there had been a lot of rain the previous week.- Nov 29 2003
Just returned from a one week stay. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room clean and furnished nicely. The only thing needed was a coffee maker, but there is a continental breakfast provided starting at 7am. Highly recommended!