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Club Orient Beach erosion #207879
11/01/2019 04:27 PM
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The beach at club orient is getting smaller and smaller... I believe they need to stop cleaning the seaweed with large equipment and use rakes to maintain the beach shoreline. I am so upset that Club orient resort will not be back anytime soon or never?

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Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: sxmmartini] #207888
11/01/2019 07:59 PM
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I have spent the last six days at the beach at Club Orient. I have seen no heavy equipment or signs of heavy equipment cleaning the beach. Orient beach is always changing and you can’t fight Mother Nature. Cedric and his crew are doing a fantastic job of keeping the beach operation running. Club Orient has been packed with people. If you get there after 10 you will have difficulty finding a chair.

I was talking to Cedric yesterday and when he works the beach each day he realizes that it is not the buildings that make the resort. It is the people. He loves his clients and we love him.

Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: CandC] #207900
11/01/2019 09:39 PM
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Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: CandC] #207901
11/01/2019 09:55 PM
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Thank you for the factual reply. Not sure where sxmmartini gets her information but it’s rarely accurate. The Club O owners bought a tractor after Irma for Cedric to use but it was determined to be undersized and now sits in storage. The beach comes and goes.

Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: sxmmartini] #207905
11/01/2019 11:44 PM
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Really well said CandC. I couldn't agree more. The type of tractor that would be used to compile seaweed along Orient Beach could never lead to an increase in beach erosion to such a degree. Winds and waves will cause temporary shifting now and then, but I really don't believe there is much of a concern here. Look at Maho Beach, for example. One days there's not much there and the following day it's back at full width.

Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: SammyM] #207908
11/02/2019 12:33 AM
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Its been more than a day or two for Maho. More like months for sand to come back and not back yet.

Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: SammyM] #207917
11/02/2019 07:52 AM
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Tractors DO have an effect on beach erosion. Have no idea whether they are using a tractor there now or not. However, very long term, 10 to 20 years, the beach at Club O USED to be huge. There was a huge amount of sand in front of Papagayo and it all went away, such that the foundation was in trouble. Don't know why that is, but the sand definitely has gone away from what it was years ago.


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Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: Carol_Hill] #207955
11/02/2019 05:38 PM
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Talked some more with Cedric today. They do have a tractor but they only use it when the seaweed is so bad, they can’t do it by hand. They also do not truck away the seaweed. They spread it out farther up the shore and let decay. That way the sand does not go away.

Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: CandC] #207964
11/02/2019 09:20 PM
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Sounds good in theory.

Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: CandC] #209417
11/19/2019 09:55 AM
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Hi - we will be staying in the village in early December and plan on walking up to Orient Beach daily. Does anyone know if Cedric rents chairs/umbrella by the week? (or any number of days) like they did when Club O was running? This is our first time back since Irma.

Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: sxmmartini] #209422
11/19/2019 10:12 AM
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Yes BetsyC, he does something like pay for 6 days and get 7th free.

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Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: sxmmartini] #209450
11/19/2019 02:52 PM
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Was just there two weeks ago. I think the beach feels smaller because the plants are being allowed to encroach from the back. BTW, Club O looks awful. Shame on those that are responsible for not working things out and getting it rebuilt.

Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: Tonythepilot] #209452
11/19/2019 03:31 PM
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You think they would just want to clean up the area as a lot of those people (Club O owners) still come & enjoy the beach.

Re: Club Orient Beach erosion [Re: sxmmartini] #209482
11/20/2019 07:52 AM
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Maybe repost this in a separate thread for more responses? We will be there next month and have the same question, although I believe someone said a few weeks ago that Cedric does offer a weekly rate.


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