Where to stay around Orient Bay?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 844 holiday lettings near Orient Bay. From 331 Villas to 291 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Orient Bay is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Caribbean: 32,973 holiday homes
  • St Martin: 1,809 holiday homes
  • Anguilla: 249 holiday homes
  • Villas of Oyster Pond: 26 holiday homes
  • Saint Barthélemy: 1,982 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Orient Bay! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Orient Bay?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Orient Bay with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Simpson Bay: 672 holiday lettings
  • Island Harbour: 227 holiday lettings
  • Philipsburg: 672 holiday lettings
  • Grand Case: 818 holiday lettings
  • Gustavia: 2,006 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Orient Bay?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Orient Bay are:

  • Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM): 672 self catering accommodations
  • Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM): 672 self catering accommodations
  • Wallblake Airport (AXA): 253 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Orient Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Orient Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Scilly Cay: 250 holiday rentals
  • Cyrus Wathey Square: 670 holiday rentals
  • Lorient Beach: 2,424 holiday rentals
  • Long Beach: 818 holiday rentals
  • Barnes Bay: 250 holiday 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 of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering villa in Orient Bay, St Maarten your home away from home

St Maarten is a tale of two governments – the south side of this lovely Caribbean island is owned by the Netherlands Antilles and the larger northern half is owned by French Guadaloupe. Both sides of the island speak English as their second language and both sides accept the dollar, although goods on the french side tend to be more expensive. The island of St Maarten is easy to drive around and has excellent beaches, restaurants and duty free shopping.

Things to do in Orient Bay, St Maarten

St Maarten is known for its beautiful beaches all around the island, but the best is Orient Bay, close to your self catering villa. There is safe swimming in the exceptionally clear waters and the more remote end, away from the resorts is generally the place for naturists. There are some bars along the beach and plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for hire, making this a beautiful place to spend the day.

Orient Bay is a beautiful beach area with plenty of amenities in the nearby towns. It is a rural area and has a peaceful air. Walk along the white sand beaches at the edge of the Caribbean waves or walk up the nearby hills and enjoy the views across to neighbouring St Barts.

There are many gourmet restaurants close to Orient Bay offering excellent international and French cuisine. You may see 15% dining tax on your bill, but there is no such tax – it is the restaurant’s way of adding a service charge, so don’t pay twice! Be aware that if you ask for water in a restaurant, it will be bottled water and you will be charged, often more than the price of beer or wine!

Shopping in Philipsburg, the Dutch capital, is a delightful experience. The small streets are mainly pedestrianized and run along the edge of the beach. Cruise ships do arrive on some days, filling the town with shoppers seeking duty-free bargains. St Maarten is known for its fine jewelry and there are plenty of shops selling everything from clothing and souvenirs to Rolex watches and designer bags.

Places to visit near Orient Bay, St Maarten Pic du Paradis

This is the highest point on the island at 1400feet (427m) above sea level. The route from Friars Bay Beach does require 4-wheel drive as it is steep and winding, but views from the two viewing areas at the top are quite magnificent.

Butterfly Farm

The butterfly farm is just a few miles south of your Orient villa at Orient Bay. The pleasant drive is well worth it to stroll among the hundreds of beautiful butterflies beneath a tented mesh cage.

Weather in Orient Bay, St Maarten

As with most Caribbean islands, the temperatures throughout the year are a very reliable 29-32°C (84-89F). The islands receive slightly more rain in October and November, but this only amounts to around 2 inches a month and will not spoil your sunny Caribbean vacation on St Maarten.

Flights to Orient Bay, St Maarten

The main airport for flights to and from St Maarten is St Julianna airport on the Dutch side of the island. It is about 20km from your holiday rental in Orient Bay, which is on the French side of the island.

Activities and attractions in and around Orient Bay

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Orient Bay a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Butterfly Farm (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Sint Maarten Zoo (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Mullet Bay Golf (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Orient Bay

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, September, June, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Orient Bay

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Orient Bay is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pinel Island (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Maho Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Orient Bay Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Coconut Grove Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Orient Bay (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Anse Marcel Beach (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)