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Best Route to Orient Beach #274116
01/24/2022 07:47 PM
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Hello Everyone,

Finally our trip is here. With all the recent news on road blocks etc. What is the best route to Orient Beach from the airport? Through Marigot or around through Phillipsburg? Only 2 ships in port on Jan 28 and Landing at 1.20. Thank you for the help!

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Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274117
01/24/2022 07:51 PM
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Via French Quarter .

Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274119
01/24/2022 08:20 PM
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Tom--If it were ME, I'd go the causeway to Marigot.


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Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Carol_Hill] #274122
01/24/2022 09:20 PM
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Hi Carol , the blockage will be before to get to Orient via Marigot , hence French Quarter route .

Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274123
01/24/2022 09:36 PM
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The road between Hope Estates and Orient Beach was blocked today. The Gendarmes managed the traffic flow but we had to go around the island via the Dutch side to get home. The road was completely blocked by two large pieces of equipment. This is a long standing dispute over whether a land sale decades ago was a legal transaction. (Only in the islands!) In any event more gendarmes have been moved in from Guadeloupe and I expect to will be fixed by Wednesday if not tomorrow. An inconvenience but easily resolved by getting to Orient Beach via the Dutch side

Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Kennys] #274124
01/24/2022 09:37 PM
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geez. There was one today & another one friday?? Well thats just lovely. At least we know now & will go to friars. Not good for tourists but they don't care about that.

Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: oceanbreeze] #274125
01/24/2022 09:42 PM
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if you are staying on french side I wouldn't go through philipsburg to orient you may not get back here if they move around. Friars is quiet.

Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: oceanbreeze] #274126
01/24/2022 10:00 PM
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OK, I didn't know anything about this road blockage.


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Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274197
01/25/2022 12:15 PM
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Thanks everyone for the advice, seems like a crap shot on which way to go. I guess will go through Marigot

Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274198
01/25/2022 12:25 PM
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Tom--it's still blocked today, no idea whether it will still be blocked by Saturday.


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Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274199
01/25/2022 12:29 PM
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Thats crazy, I guess Phillipsburg it is lol. I will keep an eye on this thread.

Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274203
01/25/2022 01:03 PM
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The road is blocked from the Hope Estate roundabout to Rancho del Sol. We're really tired of this BS.


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Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274213
01/25/2022 02:39 PM
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article said an opening was made to allow passage.

Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274218
01/25/2022 03:07 PM
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The authorities need to get a handle on the situation. That is very inconvenient and waste’s a lot of time. I assume the criminal type roadblocks have ended.

Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: Tom8042] #274224
01/25/2022 03:59 PM
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Re: Best Route to Orient Beach [Re: BillandElaine] #274229
01/25/2022 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine

Thanks for posting that.


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