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Hotels in Orient Beach #162800
06/07/2018 08:30 AM
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I have flights booked in late Sept - early October. Since this is before the high season, I thought finding a hotel would be easy - not so. It seems like some aren't yet open due to hurricane damage and some are still closed for the summer holiday.

Any recommendations?

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Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162803
06/07/2018 08:52 AM
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Hotels near Orient Beach? Most are in very bad shape after Irma. Perhaps one or two fully open and lots of individual residences are for rent. But the bigger hotels, very little to chose from. Others I'm sure can give info on what IS open. Plantation perhaps? Have you checked VRBO and the like?


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Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162805
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La Plantation is closed from 9/1 to 10/14. I haven't checked VRBO (had a few bad experiences) and really would prefer to go to a hotel. If its not possible, I guess I'l venture beyond Orient Beach.

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162820
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I have used VRBO, homeaway without any problems. I understand if you had a previous bad experience, but you can find a lot of properties for rent on these sites. Like Elaine said, very few hotels will be open this year.

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162821
06/07/2018 11:12 AM
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Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162822
06/07/2018 11:18 AM
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thanks

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162823
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As others have said, basically none of the OB hotels are open. Elaine's suggestion of O Paradis is a good one, IF Bruno has any space. I know that his places have been repaired, so that is a good option, if he has room. You might also try Thibault and Amaury's Studio SXM. They have about a dozen units at Mt. Vernon. I believe their units have been repaired, but I believe that the communal swimming pool there has not.

If you decide to expand your search to Simpson Bay, Beachside Villas is definitely fully open and renting!


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Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: Carol_Hill] #162826
06/07/2018 11:43 AM
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Thanks. How do I reach Bruno?

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162827
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The link to O'Paradise is in my post above.


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Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162829
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Is "Bruno" and "O'Paradise" really one in the same?

In reading this I thought they weren't related.

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162830
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Bruno owns O Paradis.


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Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162839
06/07/2018 03:02 PM
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Monrevesxm has 10 units with full kitchen & 2 studio units & 2 small pools. Very well priced. They are on friars bay road on the right after you cross the little bridge. Also has washing machines. We love it there.

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #162858
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Here is another vote for Bruno at O Paradis - it is our favorite place to stay. Bruno & his family are wonderful & the units have everything we need - love late afternoon floats in the pool while enjoying a cocktail in an unbreakable cup!


Gotta Caribbean soul I can barely control and some Texas hidden here in my heart...(J.B.)
Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: BerneandGary] #162877
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Ditto. Stayed at Bruno's 6 times over the years. Great hosts and we love the location. Priced very well.

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #163223
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We just booked at So Chic Villas on Orient. We haven't been there yet so I can't really recommend but they have great reviews if you want to check it out. . .https://www.sochicvillas.com/

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: islalover28] #163231
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We viewed some of the units that Moune of So Chic Villas manages and they are lovely. We booked for February/ March 2019. They own some and also manage a few more. Some are still in the rebuilding stage.

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: islalover28] #163236
06/12/2018 03:42 PM
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We rented from Moune in 2017 - good unit, well kept and great response from Moune.
I would trust their pics as accurate

J& B

Re: Hotels in Orient Beach [Re: PMagistro] #163249
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Great people to rent from. They used to own a rental car company as well. They picked us up at the airport and a few days in when we felt like an excursion they brought a car to the unit. Better than paying for one to sit there all week.


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