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Question re water outages on French side #298938
04/03/2023 03:41 PM
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During our last stay 2021 we rented a villa. It was very nice and convenient on Orient Beach.

We paid for two weeks but during our stay the French government shut the water off for days at a time.

Not pleasant to say the least.
We sacrificed our second week to go for comfort.

Florence saved our vacation by welcoming us at Orient Beach Hotel.
Very nice facility.

Just wondering if this is still happening?
Thanks in advance.
carib cheers
doctorj

Last edited by Carol_Hill; 04/04/2023 10:48 AM.

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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #298939
04/03/2023 03:54 PM
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I heard it was happening about a week or so ago. My suggestion is that if you want to book a villa again on the French side, just confirm that they have either a cistern or some other alternate water source.


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #298969
04/03/2023 10:22 PM
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Just read it will be off tonight at 9 and maybe back on at 6am. Good luck on predicting what will be going on when you're there.

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #298996
04/04/2023 10:27 AM
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we were on the French side for the month of February and the water was out 5 times, once a week and then an extra day off for good luck....good luck

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299000
04/04/2023 10:49 AM
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BTW, doctorj, I edited the title of your post to state what it was really about.


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299006
04/04/2023 11:02 AM
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Off at night from 10 PM until 6 AM, is the latest we have heard.


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299011
04/04/2023 12:09 PM
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Was off for 5 days in a row 2 weeks ago in Anse Marcel. How widespread, I don't know.


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: sxmbeachlover] #299050
04/04/2023 06:08 PM
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In Orient Village, no water since about 4 pm - almost finished my shower ....

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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: JohnandBev] #299054
04/04/2023 07:17 PM
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That's just sad. They need to resolve this.


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: Carol_Hill] #299057
04/04/2023 08:57 PM
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I can't imagine having to put up with that. Seems like a regular occurrence over the past years.

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: SirRichard] #299068
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Wow that seems a lot. What do the beach bars/restaurants do? Headin to orient tomorrow. 🤞


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: Carol_Hill] #299076
04/05/2023 06:31 AM
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Thanks to everyone. That was horrible to come back from the beach and not know if you are getting a shower.
Hope they figure it out. Orient Beach Hotel has their own water supply.
It is a more expensive option. It would be nice if villas would advertise their water supply.

carib cheers,
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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: JohnandBev] #299081
04/05/2023 08:20 AM
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8:20 am April 5 and still no water

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299082
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doctorj--Talk to the villa rental agent and ask them!!


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: JohnandBev] #299083
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JohnandBev--have you heard when it might come back on?


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299087
04/05/2023 08:51 AM
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No news yet
If nothing by noon will move to Dutch side for a few nights - had not planned on that
Here for 3 wks and we were talking yesterday about booking to come back for 4 wks next yr
Now will rethink that
J&B

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: JohnandBev] #299088
04/05/2023 08:53 AM
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JohnandBev--that's really tough. Best wishes.


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299090
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In orient village behind Wai Plage since Sunday.. No water outages as of yet.

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: 48ref] #299092
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We are in an unit just behind Kontiki water sports area. Been here since last Tues
Still no water, today landlord says should have come on at 6 am and might take some time to get to us
If nothing by noon we will have to move
J&B

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: JohnandBev] #299107
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Looks like unit specific - Landlord seems to think it is SAUR [Fr government], we disagree as our neighbour has water as does the rest of the Costa Caraibes complex [ last townhouse complex to the south end - has the 2 pools]- waiting on his response
Hate to move and pay in effect double and then try to recover the cost from AirBnB

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299109
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We did not have any issues at Esmeralda in late February and early March. Perhaps they have their own water supply?

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299113
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Tech just left, our water is back on
The outside water valve was turned off???
You need a key to open the small shed where the valves are - so a bit of a mystery.

Prompt response by landlord Valentin - kudo's to him

J&B

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: JohnandBev] #299124
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Glad your situation got resolved.


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299143
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We rented a Studio in Orient Village, from March 18 to March 25. We had no running water during daylight hours on Mon March 20 and Tuesday March 21. Rest of the week was fine.
I went into the Petit Casino Supermarket on March 21 to pick up some cold cuts for lunch. They had running water, because they had a cistern. I will try to get a full trip report out, as soon as I finish my tax return. Jim

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299145
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We are spending a week in a villa above Happy Bay, beginning next Friday. Our agent has assured us that our villa has two cisterns, so the outages will have no impact on us. I sure hope she's right !

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: GaKaye] #299146
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Georgia--I have to assume the agent is correct, as the villas above Happy Bay are all pretty high end. We stayed at Canoua, and it definitely had a cistern.


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: Carol_Hill] #299149
04/05/2023 03:33 PM
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I feel comfortable with her statement. We don't normally drink bottled water, but will be doing that this trip.

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: GaKaye] #299154
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Enjoy!


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Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: doctorj] #299185
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We were on the French side for six weeks stating February 14th had no problem with water

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: beachy] #299189
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You were lucky. You should buy some mega million lottery tickets.

Re: Question re water outages on French side [Re: beachy] #299217
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beachy--it sounds like maybe the place you were in had a cistern.


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