Orient Beach in USA Today’s 10 best beaches

POSTED: 03/4/15 11:32 AM

St. Maarten – Orient Beach in St. Martin has been named in the Top 10 “Best Caribbean Beach Category” by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The full list of winners can be seen at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-caribbean-beach/.

“Our beaches are some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, we take pride in the unique options each beach has to offer and are honored to be named among the Top 10 Best Caribbean Beaches by USA Today readers,” said Marla Chemont, Interim Director of Marketing for the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau. “Orient Beach is a favorite among locals and visitors alike and this honor demonstrates those sentiments,” added Chemont.

Guests visiting St. Maarten will enjoy Orient Beach which combines the beach with bistro – further solidifying St. Maarten as “the culinary capital of the Caribbean.” In addition to being an official “clothing optional” beach and offering a large variety of water sports, Orient Bay’s numerous restaurants offer local as well as other fine dining opportunities. St. Maarten/St. Martin is home to 37 breathtaking beaches and boasts numerous historical and romance-oriented attractions.

During the day, watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island’s scuba diving and snorkeling facilities, while the capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping with a beautiful city atmosphere, 14 world-class, Vegas-style casinos and plentiful nightclubs provide endless entertainment. With the widest variety of dining experiences as compared to any other island in the Caribbean, the Dutch nation of St. Maarten and the French overseas collectivity of St. Martin offer a wide range of cuisines served in 365 restaurants – one for every day of the year.

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