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Kon Tiki on Orient Beach

Posted By: candj

Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/05/2019 01:14 AM

Did the Kon Tiki beach bar open late December? When we where there in mid December it looked like they were finishing the construction and we were wondering when and if it was open?
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/05/2019 04:07 AM

I heard it was open.
Posted By: GaKaye

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/05/2019 01:30 PM

Both Kon Tiki and Kakao have reopened.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/05/2019 02:41 PM

I actually didn't realize Kontiki was open. I knew Kakao was open. Anyone here been to Kontiki??
Posted By: Todd

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/05/2019 05:20 PM

Noting that Bikini was or is charging $30 for two chairs and an umbrella I wonder what Kakao and Kontiki are charging, will that amount be the new standard on Orient?
Posted By: dbarr

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/05/2019 05:44 PM

We left SXM on December 27th, Bikini and Kakao are both open and both charging $30 a day for 2 chairs and 1 umbrella. Kon Tiki was opening the day we left.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/05/2019 07:18 PM

OK thanks
Posted By: islandgem

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/05/2019 08:05 PM

I do think that will he the new standard price on Orient at least for the fave 5 at that end of tge beach. Perhaps if others get open at the southern end, they may offer the same for $ 25 or a bit less.
Posted By: seascape

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/05/2019 08:24 PM

Kontiki is open and Bikini Beach and Kakao are all charging 30$ for 2 chairs and umbrella. We paid without a complaint. Just glad they’re back.
Posted By: pburke40

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/06/2019 11:56 AM

I want to support SXM, but $30.00 seems like a lot.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/06/2019 01:18 PM

I agree.
Posted By: Todd

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/06/2019 04:00 PM

I woudn't mind as long as it is a nice padded chair, rooom for the chairs and good service. Bikini when there in late Nov/Dec had the nice chairs with pads and room for the chairs but not great service and the food was average at best but they were the only game on the beach at that time. Looking forward to La Playa opening up, may try Kakao next trip or others but not likely going back to Bikini.

We very much enjoyed Friars, excellent all the way around. After spending time at Dreams we got spoiled and that may be the toughest part of returning to SXM for us, the lack of quality beach bars. It is like flying first class, once you do you realize that coach kind of sucks.

Cheers,
T
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/06/2019 04:08 PM

Todd--Great analogy there!! I am also looking forward to LaPlaya reopening, to hopefully recapture some of the greatness that was Dreams!!! cry
Posted By: jeepers

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/06/2019 09:37 PM

Kontiki open in their old spot. I thought they were going to be the other side of bikini.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Kon Tiki on Orient Beach - 01/07/2019 12:31 AM

"It is like flying first class, once you do you realize that coach kind of sucks."
You got that right.
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