St. Martin Trip Report Day 2

We slept in today after having to get up at 6:30 am yesterday to catch our flight. It was nice to be on island time with nothing to do but relax :) We had breakfast on our balcony:

and then headed to Orient beach for the day.  We set up camp at Brice’s Paradise and spent the morning lounging on the beach and swimming in the ocean. We also took a long walk all the way to the end of Orient.

For lunch we headed to Baywatch. Andy was in good form, and we enjoyed a very tasty lunch:

Andrew – Pork Sandwich
Crystal – Grouper Burger
Total: $32

We also found out about a July 4th party that Baywatch will be having next Saturday so I think we will head back there next weekend.

We spent the rest of the day on the beach reading  (Andrew – The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life / Crystal – The Hour I First Believed) , getting a little sun, and swimming in the really warm water of Orient Bay. We also took a stroll down to Club O the “clothing optional” section of orient beach. We kept our clothes on but Crystal did have a good quote:

What’s the point of wearing a t-shirt when you don’t have any pants on???

For dinner we went to Big Fish right down the street from the hotel in Oyster Pond. This was the only restaurant we went back to last year and I think after tonight’s meal it is our favorite on the island.  Here is what we had:

Andrew – Grouper with a lobster sauce
Crystal – Mahi “Renee”
Total: $56

The service was a little off tonight (they forgot our appetizer) but the main courses more than made up for that oversight. The food was outstanding! I usually don’t order fish but this might have been the best fish dinner I have ever had. It was that good.  The entrees offer good portion sizes and come with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Simply perfect!

  • It’s too bad you didn’t go native at Club O like everyone else. Not trying topless or nude sunbathing at a nude beach is like going to a bar and not having a drink. What’s the point? You are missing out on the whole fun experience.

    I hope you guys try it before your vacation is over. It is lots of fun.

  • Hi Andrew, looks like you guys are having quite some fun at the beach and restaurants. Btw: I’m jealous of those Google towels :) Whether you bare all at Orient or not, it’s a great place to hang out.

    TTOL is a good resource, but sometimes you’ll find that it’s just a handful of people that is very active and vocal on that board. It’s always best to check several resources, my favorites include the GoBeach site, TripAdvisor, and of course DineSXM (that’s my own little dining guide).

    Enjoy your stay, and… …for those restaurants that don’t have a website, you could link to the profile pages that we have for them…

    Norbert – DineSXM

  • Tom, it is just not for us. We just like the long walk from one end of Orient to the other that happens to include a stroll in front of club o. We both don’t drink and go to bars all the time :)

  • Norbert, my sister works for Google and scored us the towesl. They are great :)

    Thanks for the links to the other resources. I enjoyed reading the reviews on your site as well. It is a great resource for eating out on SXM. I think we are going to try skipjacks tomorrow night.