Posted By: BobNLiz
A couple of questions - 05/14/2019 04:37 PM
Many time visitors to paradise but not since Irma. We had a couple of friends who just returned from their first trip who gave us observations that did not ring true so can to the definitive site for answers
1. Baei Rouge - Chez Raymond is not longer there; No chairs or umbrellas for rent
2. Orient Beach is no longer called Orient Beach - They said it was "Kay Ko" or something like that (90% sure this is not correct from reading posts
3. Orient Beach has been largely washed away and is now very small
4. Hotels now control access to their beaches...
5. In line with #4 Dawn Beach has largely disappeared and the only access is through the hotel who charges for access.
Most of this does not appear to be true. We are schedule for first trip back beginning Memorial Day weekend and just thought we would ask
Thanks to everyone
Posted By: Eric_Hill
Re: A couple of questions - 05/14/2019 04:42 PM
Your friends are not remembering correctly.
Orient is still Orient, has not washed away, still over 1 mile long. Name that they are probably referring to is a restaurant.
The Hotels do not control access to the beach at orient at all.
Dawn beach is still there, access and parking is a little difficult granted.
Not sure about chairs and rental on B Rouge.
Posted By: ruralcarrier
Re: A couple of questions - 05/14/2019 05:42 PM
Yes, way off with the facts.
Posted By: Mikel
Re: A couple of questions - 05/14/2019 05:45 PM
As for #4, Dawn Beach is still accessible through the path next to the now demolished Busby's/Daniels restaurant. There is also parking along the road.There are no facilities unless you enter the Oyster Bay Resort property.
Posted By: BobNLiz
Re: A couple of questions - 05/14/2019 09:07 PM
Thanks guys.... I was positive they had not changed the name of Orient... But the rest could have possibly been true since the storm. Indulge 1 more? They indicated that you have to pay a condo a fee to enter Cupucoy. Anyone? Thanks
Posted By: Biturbo
Re: A couple of questions - 05/14/2019 09:53 PM
Orient Beach, south end by the former Club O, is wider than I've seen it in years. Certainly not washed away. Kakao is a beach bar/resto on the upper end. I don't know if they've reopened.
Posted By: SXMScubaman
Re: A couple of questions - 05/14/2019 11:30 PM
Only true fact is #1 Baei Rouge - Chez Raymond is not longer there; No chairs or umbrellas for rent
Posted By: BillandElaine
Re: A couple of questions - 05/15/2019 09:27 AM
Condo fee to enter Cupecoy? Surely someone is pulling your leg. How do they stop you as you drive through? Cupecoy is a village, just like Maho or Simpson Bay or Cole Bay. How is that even believable?
Posted By: SammyM
Re: A couple of questions - 05/15/2019 01:53 PM
#2 above regarding Orient Beach being renamed 'Kay Ko' was kind of funny. As the others on here have noted it is still very much named Orient Beach. But, I think your friends may have gotten confused with one of the beach bars/restaurants that recently reopened on the north side of Orient. Kakao had returned here several months ago and is (at this time) the northern most facility on OB. Sometimes people call the part of Orient Beach directly in front of these establishments by their name, such as 'Kakao Beach.' Just like we still call it 'Club O Beach'. In reality it's all Orient Beach, and it's a public beach from top to bottom. And, except for the sea grasses that was ashore the beach is better than ever.
Posted By: BobNLiz
Re: A couple of questions - 05/15/2019 06:37 PM
Thanks everyone... this was our friends first trip to SXM and I was SURE the Orient brand had not been replaced and told them so. They insisted so I thought I'd ask...On Cupecoy (one of our personal favs) they said they tried to enter through a condo and were told they had to be staying... Not happy about Bae Rouge... Its always a two-fer in any of our trips but not sure how we can go without umbrellas and chairs... Guess we could rent our own and transport them but Bob does not like to work much on vacation...lol
Posted By: Carol_Hill
Re: A couple of questions - 05/15/2019 08:16 PM
Sorry, they tried to enter Cupecoy THROUGH a condo? I can see why they were refused.
I'm with you about not hauling chairs on vacation. Too much work!!