I visited Orient Bay beach on the island of St. Martin to see how the renovations were coming along after Hurricane Irma swept through and cleared the beach.
Here is what I found…
Bikini Beach Bar is open and looks absolutely amazing. They have chairs out and plenty of good food and drinks available.
Kakao Beach is opening soon! It looks like it’s going to be a wonderful place to be. Love the wood design and light and breezy air styling.
The nude beach area/bar has been removed! From the information I have gathered, they had a difficult time keeping it afloat after the hurricane. We’ll see if it is able to re-open in the future.
Many places have been re-opened here since June. There are even a few new restaurants that have popped up including an Asian Fusion restaurant called Sao. It’s amazingly good.
They have cleaned a bunch of the seaweed off the beach, but a lot still has to be done. I would predict it will be mostly removed by the High Season (which starts mid-December). The ocean itself is very clean though. Great place to swim!