Travel Blogs from Orient Bay
... St Barts. For New Years Eve. Immediately after Christmas, the huge super mega yachts leave us for St Barts. In
order to get a decent mooring near the Capital Gustavia, you understand. Our sail over was horrendous. Especially for me! Big seas..... big winds.... and big mal de mare! But eventually we made it into a sort of sheltered anchorage. Rolling a bit, but couldn't do anything at all about it! So New Years Eve was upon us. And as many mega yachts as ...
... a most fantastic affair. The floats were brilliantly adorned with all sorts of colourful decorations. The people came not only from our island, but from many neighbouring ones to join in the total revelry. All trying hard to outdo the
others. And it all added to the brilliant atmosphere. It must have taken at least two hours for them just to pass where we were standing. I’m sorry about the sound quality on the video. I now realise that camera’s microphones ...
... ship marina to our resort all along Great Bay. It has the largest collection of jewellry shops i have ever seen including a Tiffanys. Target market is the peeps from the cruise ships. Fortunately the cruise ships head out every evening between 1600 and 1800hrs and we have the town to ourselves. I manage to get through diamond ally wallet in tact and we find a lovely old colonial house with two 20 bedroom blocks either ...
... me his phone and then ran off down the dark road to go find Lady. (For those who know St. Martin, he was running from Grand Case towards the US Market, which is a mile stretch of road surrounded by a marsh area.) A friend of Donna’s pulled up about 5 minutes later and so she and Stephanie hopped in the car to go after Devin. J and I stayed at home base on the side of the road. There were many people parking on the main road to go to le Mardi de ...
... showing a good comedian, Steve Tandy. Wonders will never cease, we actually managed to get a good seat tonight :-) Steve was a really brilliant impressionist and his show was excellent; we enjoyed it a lot.
After the show we decided to go up to the Metropolis bar again; this time the city skyline was Sydney. We still hadn't managed to find our favourite little niche on the ship, nor had we made any particular friends this cruise. ...
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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!