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Orient Beach Chairs #172143
10/08/2018 08:46 AM
10/08/2018 08:46 AM
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Cincinnati area
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Are chairs available now throughout Orient Beach, or do we lay out on the sand ?
What does it look like now ? cheers


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Re: Orient Beach Chairs [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #172146
10/08/2018 09:15 AM
10/08/2018 09:15 AM
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St Maarten
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Looks about the same as it did 12 months ago. Only places with chair rentals are on Club O Beach and Bikini. Only things open at this point.


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Re: Orient Beach Chairs [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #172149
10/08/2018 10:17 AM
10/08/2018 10:17 AM
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As Elaine said, just Bikini and Club O. Also, if you want, you could rent chairs and umbrella from Craig at Packlight, and enjoy huge stretches of beach by yourself...


Carol Hill
Re: Orient Beach Chairs [Re: Carol_Hill] #172151
10/08/2018 10:32 AM
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Kansas City Missouri
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Is the beach pretty much covered at least partially in dead seaweed? It kinda looked like that in a photo someone posted

Re: Orient Beach Chairs [Re: kccouple] #172152
10/08/2018 10:35 AM
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St Maarten
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Depends on Mother Nature. There's been some seaweed floating around lately, but have not been near a beach in a few days due to the weather. It could be all gone by now.


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Re: Orient Beach Chairs [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #172182
10/08/2018 08:21 PM
10/08/2018 08:21 PM
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Eastern NC, N Topsail Beach
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Just to energetic some photos, we know it’s changed some. These are from June 2018. Hope this helps with folks wanting some pictures.

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Re: Orient Beach Chairs [Re: SXMFOX] #172193
10/09/2018 05:10 AM
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Still looks war-torn.

The scaffolding in front of buildings is a good sign.

Not,knowing anything about damaged palm trees and their growth/regeration cycle, with they come back or are they permanently lopsided.

Get to see it all first hand in front 83 days.

Re: Orient Beach Chairs [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #172198
10/09/2018 06:40 AM
10/09/2018 06:40 AM
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St Maarten
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Lopsided is fine, they will stay that way. If nothing on top, they are dead and need to come out.


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Re: Orient Beach Chairs [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #172287
10/10/2018 07:54 AM
10/10/2018 07:54 AM
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These pictures are so sad. Are there any plans in the near future to start rebuilding anything on the beach? We are returning in July. TY

Re: Orient Beach Chairs [Re: Renee] #172289
10/10/2018 08:08 AM
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My understanding is that Kakao and Kontiki (I think those are the ones) are currently under construction further down the beach, with one of them scheduled to reopen around November, the other early next year. LaPlaya was scheduled to reopen in December. The small places where Aloha, etc, used to be, the Collectivite has FINALLY said they are putting out bids to rebuild those structures, after doing absolutely NOTHING with that area for over a year.


Carol Hill

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