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Perch Lite

Posted By: stangied

Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 12:41 PM

Does anybody know if the Perch Lite is open today and if they are renting chairs today
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 12:45 PM

They're open every day, as far as I know! Enjoy!
Posted By: stangied

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 01:59 PM

Thanks
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 02:25 PM

Heading over there for a swim today. Beautiful day! And no ships!
Posted By: dolfer

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 02:47 PM

Does OB still have seaweed washing up? How about the rest of the island?
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 03:00 PM

HUGE cleanups in Guana Bay. Over that way many beaches are covered. I'll let you know about Orient later!
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 08:13 PM

Saw some pictures on facebook of OB. Lots of seaweed.
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 08:17 PM

Just back. Club O beach has a little seaweed on the shore, not much. And none in the water. Looking down the beach also see spots where there is some. Where Bikini is seemed to be cleaned up. But as you go further down towards Mt Vernon it gets worse and worse.

Video here: https://youtu.be/2-DqbK7r2mk
Posted By: stangied

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 10:19 PM

We had a great day at Orient. Cedrick is doing a great job with chairs and umbrellas
Posted By: candj

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 10:45 PM

Are they offering the weekly chair deal, and if so, how much for the week?
Posted By: Uksimonusa

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 10:48 PM

Originally Posted by candj
Are they offering the weekly chair deal, and if so, how much for the week?


They are, I think It's $100 a week, we paid $200 for 2 weeks and a day.
Posted By: SeaStar

Re: Perch Lite - 08/19/2018 10:52 PM

Thanks for sharing the video! joy
Posted By: dolfer

Re: Perch Lite - 08/20/2018 02:04 AM

$100 a week for a set of chairs? You have to be kidding me. Free drinks and food? Do they apply sunscreen and feed you grapes? I do not remember what Craig charges for chairs, an umbrella and a cooler for a week, but it's a lot less than $100 and I can use them almost anywhere.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Perch Lite - 08/20/2018 02:20 AM

Chairs you get from Packlight don't compare to the comfort and convenience of the ones you rent on the beach.
Posted By: candj

Re: Perch Lite - 08/20/2018 12:49 PM

Originally Posted by dolfer
$100 a week for a set of chairs? You have to be kidding me. Free drinks and food? Do they apply sunscreen and feed you grapes? I do not remember what Craig charges for chairs, an umbrella and a cooler for a week, but it's a lot less than $100 and I can use them almost anywhere.


I just like showing up and having my chairs, umbrella and little drink table already set up. I don't want to have to drag it around, set it up and take it down everyday, just my preference.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Perch Lite - 08/20/2018 01:03 PM

dolfer--To each their own, but I personally have ZERO desire to lug chairs and umbrellas along with me to the beach. And Craig's chairs are mostly sand chairs, which I can't really use. And his umbrellas, while nice, are not nearly as big and sturdy as the Club O ones. Almost anywhere you go on island, chairs and an umbrella run $15 to $20 per day to rent. That's pretty normal.
Posted By: dolfer

Re: Perch Lite - 08/20/2018 04:58 PM

As stated, To each their own. We live very close to a fabulous Lake Michigan beach. However it is primitive, no services or facilities at all. WE LOVE IT!!! We bring our own chairs, umbrella and a table (and sometimes a little portable Weber gas grill). So I guess I'm geared for that. I'm not averse to paying for chairs once and while, just not every day.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Perch Lite - 08/20/2018 05:14 PM

Correct. To each their own. I just find that in St Maarten it's also a storage issue as you wouldn't want to leave stuff like that or anything in your car in between beach visits. When on vacation I like the comfort and convenience of those beach rentals. 100 bucks is a drop in the bucket with all things considered and not that much more then the difference of Packlight and beach rentals.
Posted By: irish1223

Re: Perch Lite - 08/20/2018 07:24 PM

We have always paid the $100 per week at Orient for 2 chairs and a huge (sturdy) umbrella. Well worth it to us, but that's just us. I have enough trouble lugging around my beach bag, don't want to have to add chairs and an umbrella to that load. jester
Posted By: steveandcindylou

Re: Perch Lite - 08/21/2018 02:06 AM

It costs money for Club O, as well as the other resorts, to keep the beach clean and provide security. That's worth something as well. I am thrifty, but never complain about the price of chairs. Sometimes don't even want the umbrella.
Posted By: steveandcindylou

Re: Perch Lite - 08/21/2018 02:11 AM

When you stay at Club O, you don't have to worry about the price-they are included. What a deal.
Posted By: decaym

Re: Perch Lite - 08/22/2018 05:35 PM

The last few times I've been to Orient I've rented a condo in the village and just did day rentals at the beach concessions. Had I known then that you could get two chairs and an umbrella at the club or $100 per week my wife, child, and I would have done the daily hike to our chairs!
Posted By: DandM29212

Re: Perch Lite - 08/22/2018 06:19 PM

Originally Posted by steveandcindylou
It costs money for Club O, as well as the other resorts, to keep the beach clean and provide security. That's worth something as well. I am thrifty, but never complain about the price of chairs. Sometimes don't even want the umbrella.


We second that wholeheartedly! Security to keep the bushwackers away is priceless!
Posted By: SeaStar

Re: Perch Lite - 08/22/2018 06:38 PM

Originally Posted by decaym
The last few times I've been to Orient I've rented a condo in the village and just did day rentals at the beach concessions. Had I known then that you could get two chairs and an umbrella at the club or $100 per week my wife, child, and I would have done the daily hike to our chairs!

Actually, I recall the weekly rental pre-Irma was $120, basically you got a free day. Now it has been reported $100 for 7 days. Still a pretty good deal.

Security would also deter cameras.
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Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Perch Lite - 08/22/2018 07:48 PM

Perhaps they increased the price, but I always remembered it to be $100 for the week. Sometimes during high season it wasn't available, but a good deal IF you went all the time to Club O beach. You also used to have about 9 days to use your 7 days worth of tickets.
Posted By: Canuck54

Re: Perch Lite - 08/22/2018 09:33 PM

Correct, 7 tickets that expired in 9 days. Price for the last couple of years pre Irma was $120 but it also included 7 parking vouchers, (worth $5 per day). Our Jan and July visits were $18 per day and parking was free behind Perch. We thought it was good value either way.
Posted By: Uksimonusa

Re: Perch Lite - 08/22/2018 10:27 PM

Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Perhaps they increased the price, but I always remembered it to be $100 for the week. Sometimes during high season it wasn't available, but a good deal IF you went all the time to Club O beach. You also used to have about 9 days to use your 7 days worth of tickets.


Never rented before as they were free with staying at club O, they are now $6 each per day, of $18 for the set, meaning $126 for a week, or you can buy the week for $100, they don't have tickets anymore, probably floating in the salt ponds, Cedrick will give you a small card with your name and start and end date, when Cedrick is working he will remember you, when someone else is working they ask for the card
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