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Missing the Good Ol' Days #52770
05/02/2015 08:22 AM
05/02/2015 08:22 AM
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Just sitting here thinking about the "good ol' days" on Orient when you could stroll from Club O all the way to the end of the beach and back without any hassle.

It was a great time and a wonderful experience.

I really miss it.

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Re: Missing the Good Ol' Days [Re: CarlosII] #52771
05/02/2015 11:39 AM
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Although we enjoy several of the places - Ethnic, Chez Leandra, Orange Fever - I would love, if only for a day, to see the beach again the way it was. We'd go half way up, lie under a sea grape tree, and practically have the beach to ourselves.


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Re: Missing the Good Ol' Days [Re: Biturbo] #52772
05/02/2015 12:00 PM
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LOL Carlos.
You're dating yourself.
Last visit to Orient was in 1985. First was 2 years earlier.
We decided on Negril, and found Bloody Bay. It was our own private paradise for many years, till the massive a/i's took over.
Like it or not, it's called progress.
The new arrivals still love it, because they have nothing to compare it to.

Re: Missing the Good Ol' Days [Re: CarlosII] #52773
05/02/2015 01:51 PM
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CarlosII said:
Just sitting here thinking about the "good ol' days" on Orient when you could stroll from Club O all the way to the end of the beach and back without any hassle.
It was a great time and a wonderful experience.

I really miss it.
Still can, just before 7am and not at all on Sunday.

Re: Missing the Good Ol' Days [Re: rusticchisler] #52774
05/02/2015 06:52 PM
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I think the consensus is before 9

Re: Missing the Good Ol' Days [Re: DarkDiggler] #52775
05/03/2015 06:48 AM
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We visited Orient in February when we were in St. Martin, and I was stunned at the amount of people on the beach. Maybe it was a big cruise ship day, but I couldn't get a feel for what it looked like, or even see the beach bars very well because of the amount of people. It would be nice to see it with maybe a tenth of the traffic it had that day. We had a nice day at Happy Bay, because it had very few people, and was very beautiful, and you could still go naked. I know its not a sanctioned nude beach, but most the people there were nude.

Re: Missing the Good Ol' Days [Re: markis] #52776
05/20/2015 09:30 AM
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We were there in March and from the our first visit in 2000 to our last two, the beach has changed dramatically. Walking North of Club O was like walking in a shopping mall during Christmas. We mostly stayed on CO property. However, the early morning walks were good.
I saw somewhere that the French government is about to make some changes to the beach, that is bulldoze some of the establishments and create a more natural look to the beach. This due to past hurricane.

Re: Missing the Good Ol' Days [Re: cranan74] #52777
05/20/2015 09:36 AM
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Well, I'm not sure whether the final effect will be to 'create a more natural look to the beach' or not, but there have been numerous posts here on the SXM forum about the project which will begin sometime in June, allegedly. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />


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