Travel Blogs from Orient Bay
... 8 clothing changes throughout the afternoon. Everyone at our table says "here she comes, here she comes" Subtlety is not our strong suit. After the last modeling session she comes by our table and hands the stores business cards to...........the men! WTH? I guess that's the French way. Model for the men in hopes of them wanting to buy their ladies something.
We have to be on the ship by 5:30 so we ...
... easier that way, not that it's impossible to go without a St. Kitts address.
The ferry was supposed to leave at something like 5am on Saturday morning, and they told us to be there to load at 4. I had heard that it was a bad idea to park my car at the ferry terminal, so I left it at the apartment and walked to the terminal. I was on a main road the whole time and didn't feel unsafe at all. Besides, there were still plenty of people still out ...
... announced that if you had a complaint, or compliment, to write it on a dollar note and put it in the box, and they promise they would look into it. Cruise ship crew are usually given at least a couple of hours, and up to an hour less than passenger (for they disembark and embark and hour later and earlier than passengers). Those crew who have been to the port before would usually just head for a familiar place to buy necessities like phone cards or food items.
... so Jose dropped me off at Friar’s Bay on his way home. (He lives between Friar’s Bay and Grand Case.) I had a lovely lunch on the beach, wrote some lines in my journal, and decided to head back for my 4:00 hair appointment.
I got a ride back to Grand Case from an off-duty policeman named Remy. Funny that an off-duty policeman would pick up a hitchhiker, but hey, it’s The Friendly Island! I got to the hair salon and Rosa ...
... if I remember correctly, hence the Latin name he told me.) Natan and I had a chance to have a deep conversation while waiting. As we’re talking, Robenson was walking home from La Savane. He came over to say hi and we all hung out, Tuto doing most of the talking, until Jose pulled up.
The age range at Cul-de-Sac on Thursdays is from 20-40. They all play in a league here and get together to play pick up. They call it practice, but they ...
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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!