Its nickname is the “The St. Tropez of the Caribbean,” and it’s for a good reason: the famous beach of Orient Bay, in the northeast of the island, is one of the largest beaches in St. Martin. Turquoise waters roll onto this 1.2-mile-long stretch of sandy beach, making it a superb place for a lovely walk by the water. During peak season, it’s popular with tourists who love its beachfront restaurants, sophisticated hotels, and yacht clubs. You can book a beach chair or lay down your towel in the wilder areas. Orient Bay, with its Atlantic Ocean waters and powerful winds, is a popular hotspot for kite surfing and windsurfing lovers. The westernmost part of Orient Bay is a nudist beach. This adorable beachside village is dotted with multicolored creole houses and stunning tropical gardens. The village square’s restaurants and theater get the party started when the night sets in.