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Is LaPlaya open? #199053
07/02/2019 12:58 PM
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Jeff Berger's newsletter says that LaPlaya is open. Unless I didn't know where it was, it looked a LONG way from opening, as of the middle of June. Maybe part of the hotel is open but not the restaurant? No way the restaurant is open, unless we were totally in the wrong spot when we were looking??


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199063
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According to their website, yes https://www.laplayaorientbay.com/en/

Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Julius] #199066
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Well, yes, that's what it says, but is the restaurant actually open? I don't see how it could be. Is there anyone on Orient can confirm that LaPlaya restaurant is open?


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199068
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LaPlaya has a food truck open on the beach...


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199072
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Carol, Linda (JazzGal) went the day they supposedly opened and was VERY unhappy. She ended up at Anse Marcel (like for the 3rd time already! lol)


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: BeachKitten] #199075
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OK. I wish that Linda was posting a trip report here... cry


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: sxmmartini] #199076
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OK, I didn't think the restaurant could be open yet.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199079
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It is not open! We went yesterday for the "grand opening" and there was nothing there, not even a food truck. Now they say next week. We will not be lining up!


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: BillandElaine] #199082
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OK, thanks. I really wish Bruno well, hope they get things in order soon.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199108
07/03/2019 07:13 AM
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Actually, I have been to Anse Marcel five times this trip. smile

Five of us did attempt to go for the July 1 "opening." We walked down the beach to where La Playa should have been, and there was construction fencing and definitely no beach chairs. We also drove in to the La Playa complex and did not see a food truck. AnnandSteve posted a picture of the fencing on Facebook. Bruno said the food truck would be opening to the right of the picture Ann posted, but it looks as though it won't actually be on the beach. There was a reception area, I assume for hotel check-in. There may be rooms open, but we didn't ask and couldn't tell from looking.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199113
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Bruno posted on Facebook that he plans to open no later than the end of next week.

Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: GaKaye] #199114
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Thanks for the info, everyone. What about working on the actual restaurant? As there definitely didn't seem to be any work even going on there, as of the middle of June.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: jazzgal] #199115
07/03/2019 08:20 AM
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Linda--I sure do miss your trip reports! I am finally getting around to getting some more of my trip report posted.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199123
07/03/2019 09:01 AM
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Problems with photos. May post something when I get back home.

What do you use for photo storage/editing?


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: GaKaye] #199124
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And he posted Sunday morning they were opening that day with a food truck.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: jazzgal] #199125
07/03/2019 09:05 AM
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Problems with photos?? It is VERY easy to upload photos here to the SXM photo albums. I probably uploaded 50 pictures yesterday in a short period of time. You can then use the url to post the photos in a trip report.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: BillandElaine] #199126
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I wish Bruno well. Irma really did a number on him and his businesses.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199134
07/03/2019 09:34 AM
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For sure. Looking forward to visiting, just won't be first day! The walk in the sand to find out nothing there nearly killed me, and I only went half way! groovin


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199415
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Bruno posted there first customers on July 4th. Not sure if that was the food truck or the restaurant. The restaurant was AMAZING to say the least. I pray he brings it back. So many of the staff went back to France.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199421
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The pool at the hotel looks really nice. I can see it from where we are currently staying in the village

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The hotel is open, the restaurant or truck are not. Yet.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199430
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I just booked at La Playa for the first time (4th time to SXM) for 10 days mid-January. We were a cruiser this past January and are excited to be on OB this winter!

Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199433
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Was looking into the rooms as I'm looking for something with a kitchen....but I'm not familiar with what a "hob" is?

Looks as if rooms at La Playa have an outdoor kitchenette....mini fridge and microwave. Is a hob a stove top?


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Originally Posted by BeachKitten
Was looking into the rooms as I'm looking for something with a kitchen....but I'm not familiar with what a "hob" is?

Looks as if rooms at La Playa have an outdoor kitchenette....mini fridge and microwave. Is a hob a stove top?

Yes, a hob is a stove top

Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Uksimonusa] #199439
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BeachKitten--If it were ME, not sure a mini-fridge would be big enough for liquid supplies. grin Are we talking a dorm sized fridge?


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #199683
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
BeachKitten--If it were ME, not sure a mini-fridge would be big enough for liquid supplies. grin Are we talking a dorm sized fridge?


We've made some friends who decided to extend their visit and needed to switch hotels, we recommended they check out La Playa, which is where they ended up staying. The rooms are really nicely done and the little kitchen is top notch. Really cool and efficient. The fridge is larger than dorm size. I will upload some pics.

Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: bethy2120] #199688
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Great! Looking forward to seeing them.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #200025
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Carol - can I email you the pics of the fridge/kitchenette at La Playa to post?

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Sure.

Last edited by Carol_Hill; 07/16/2019 08:36 AM.

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Attached is the pic. Looks to be a decent sized fridge. Not full sized, but not bad.

Attached Files 20190709_185943.jpg

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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #200101
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Wonder if those drawers underneath are refrigerated too.

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I doubt it. Look like regular drawers to me.


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The place we stayed in last had a similar fridge. The drawers were freezer drawers. The entire unit worked very well for our 4 week stay.

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Wow, ok. Thanks for the info.


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Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: pandpfromcanada] #200117
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Originally Posted by pandpfromcanada
The place we stayed in last had a similar fridge. The drawers were freezer drawers. The entire unit worked very well for our 4 week stay.

Nice. Would like one at home lik that.

Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #200128
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I'm 99.9% certain the drawers are not freezer drawers. Side note: the whole little Kitchenette area was hidden behind a collapsible set of doors. A very nice set up.

Re: Is LaPlaya open? [Re: Carol_Hill] #200137
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That refrigerator is similar to one found in a small travel trailer. Slightly bigger than a dorm fridge but still small in my books.



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