Mount Vernon Villas

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About St Martin

The Popular Orient Beach

Of all the 37 beaches on St Maarten/St Martin, Orient Beach is the busiest and most colourful. Situated in the north-east of the island, the 2km long beach of white sand is  a rainbow of beach umbrella colors each representing a different restaurant.
Orient Beach
The famous ‘clothing optional’ naturalist beach at the very north of the beach is safe from the new development and more popular than ever and well worth a visit.

At the other end of the beach there are a range of water sport kiosk’s with jet ski’s and wind surfing to paragliding and kayaking gear. Along with beach sports like volleyball and beach badminton gear for hire. Training is given by the friendly staff.
Orient Beach
The gently sloping shore line is always a hive of activity with swimmers and sand castle building. The Green Key reef, to the north, keeps most of the Atlantic swell  at bay and being a marine reserve makes the snorkeling wonderful.

The 5 main restaurants cater for all tastes and pockets all serving delicious  cocktails and local beers all day.
For lunch there is a massive choice of simple burger and fries for $10, $10-$15 buffets, al-a-carte $30-50 or even a $100 gourmet specialist menu, but whatever you  choose, the food will be delicious with a Caribbean/French twist. Served on the beach whilst lounging on a sun bed or in the brightly coloured covered bars or  restaurants. Most bars don’t charge for the sun beds when you buy a bucket of beer. Reserving prime waterfront loungers can cost up to $40 at some places.
Orient Beach
After watching the sunset on the beach with a relaxing cocktail, a short walk takes you to the Provence style square in ‘Le Village’ it’s kid friendly and a wonderful  place to enjoy your evening meal in one of the small restaurants that surround the  park. On most nights during the season there is live music in the square.


The Charming Village of Grand Case

Picture a quietly lapping, mile long, white sandy beach with azure colored water with Anguilla and the Creole Rock in the distance.
That is the beach at Grand Case.
Before tourism, the local’s made thier living from fishing and salt extraction and being self sufficient by growing plantain, callaloo  and corn and much, much more. The
village was the epitome of French Caribbean style. After tourism arrived the creole houses either side of the narrow main road transformed themselves into restaurants, boutiques, art shops and small hotels, without losing that wonderful laid back atmosphere.
During the day the main road is quite quiet, with a few boutiques selling stylish apparel and souvenirs. A few restaurants are open for the lunch time trade.
Grand Case turquoise beach
The beach is one of the calmest on the island with a gentle slope so it’s safe for kids.
The old concrete pier is popular with the locals for line fishing and for the kids it’s a great for jumping off.
The sleepy, ex fishing village explodes into life in the evening when all the restaurants are open. It’s this time that gave the village the title of ‘Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean’ and it’s well deserved. Every purse and taste is catered for.
From January to March every Tuesday night sees the main street transformed into a carnival and craft fair . Cars are banned and the side’s of the road are lined with stalls selling local drinks, food, art, handmade gifts and souvenirs. Then around 8 o’clock the carnival starts with marching drum bands and carnival costumed dancing girls. There is live music all over the street.

For a taste of very local cuisine there is the Lolo’s open for lunch and dinner. A group of outdoor BBQ based restaurants where you can smell and see your fresh local fish/ rib’s/lobster/chicken/corn/gambas being cooked. The Lolo’s are on the beach side of the street so you have a wonderful view of Anguilla and Creole Rock. The other side of Lolo’s is on the street so you have a great view of all the activities on that side too.

The whole length of the main street is scattered with great cafe’s, restaurants and shops situated next to a beautiful beach so, no matter what time of day you visit you’re sure to have a  great time.



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