NEWS FLASH...  as of October 10, 2017


On Sept 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma delivered a horrific punch to St Martin/St Maarten.  The north-eastern side of the island, where the strongest force winds are typically experienced in a hurricane, was severely damaged and/or destroyed.  Unfortunately, Orient Bay was one of the hardest hit areas of the island with battering winds of up to 185 mph.  The accompanying surge of sea water, sand and debris went as far back as the base of the mountain effectively covering the entire village area.  All the restaurants and shops along the beach were completely obliterated.  The residential buildings and hotels along the beach were severely damaged.  Click here for video of Irma's damage to Orient Bay.

The new metal roof that was installed on Caribbean Princess last year appears to have withstood the storm beautifully, however, sadly all of the units interiors were ravaged by Irma and it is suspected that the buildings sustained possible structural damage.  At this point in time the insurance inspectors are still assessing the damage and tallying estimates of the cost to reconstruct.  The unit owners are waiting on the insurance company’s assessment, and permits from the government before estimating a timeline for rebuilding and occupancy.  We will advise of any updates as soon as they come in.

In Orient Bay, the current estimated date for receiving guests at several of the hotels (assuming all goes smoothly with getting permits, building materials, and laborers, etc.) is April 1, 2018, however, this date is subject to change in either direction depending on the speed of recovery.

The good news is the resilient, energetic business owners and residents of SXM who rely on tourism as their sole source of income, are united in the goal of getting things back to “better than” normal ASAP!  The island has been in hyper cleaning mode (with help from Military) for weeks and every day gets better. There are about 60 restaurants open in the Cupecoy and Simpson Bay areas and Princess Julianna is accepting limited commercial flights as of Oct 10, 2017!

We are firmly convinced that St Martin will be better than ever before!  It will be a safer, cleaner, more modern destination, but maintain its Caribbean charm and reputation as “the Friendly Island”!  Please contact us around December for a more accurate assessment for vacation possibilities in Orient Bay or other areas of the island.



Gracing the northeastern coast of French Sint Martin, you'll discover beautiful, fun filled Orient Beach, a.k.a., the "St Tropez of the Caribbean", and right in the middle of Orient Bay lies the Caribbean Princess... An affordable resort in St Martin as close to the waves as you can get! You're going to LOVE it!

The best value in Orient Beach for a huge 1,2 or 3 BR ocean front suite...

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS CONDOS are only footsteps away from the turquoise water of Orient Bay, featuring St Martin's most popular, award winning, animated Orient Beach.  This gorgeous stretch of white, soft sand and turquoise waters is lined with restaurants, bars, and all of the water sports one can imagine!  In short, fun, Fun, FUN!!

This lovely "Condo"  compares with the best beach front hotels in Saint Martin and rises above the rest with a blend of spacious, understated luxury by combining modern yet comfortable wicker and teak furniture with a soothing blend of neutral and vibrant Caribbean colors in a St Maarten condo.  You'll know you're someplace special when you walk out onto the balcony and breathe in the ocean breezes and take in the magnificent view of endless seas and swaying palms...  yes!  The vacation begins...

Comparison with other Orient Beach Hotels... Caribbean Princess Condo still offiers one of the best values on a per room cost comparison with any other hotel in Saint Martin.  When you calculate the per room, per night rate with nearby hotels, Caribbean Princess rates are most often lower.  Unlike most of the other hotels, these huge 2 BR units are beach front and ocean view with lots of space for entertaining, full kitchens and upscale furnishings. Even those considering a small villa in St Martin consider Caribbean Princess a great beach front option.

Caribbean Princess offers generous 1550-2000 sq feet, 2 and 3 bedroom condos in St Martin at an amazingly affordable, newly reduced weekly rate! This beachfront condo style property is a very affordable Caribbean vacation so bring the whole family!

Guests enjoy a small freshwater pool for a refreshing dip after a long day on the beach.  Another nice feature is the "Guest Charge Card" each guest receives for use at a few local bars and restaurants and water sports facilities on the beach.

ORIENT BEACH is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent, talked about beaches in the Caribbean... 1.3 miles (just over 2 kilometers) of white, soft, coral sand beach is protected in part by a coral reef and the small Islands of Green Cay, Pinel, and Tintamare.  The constant cooling trade winds and light wave action provide excellent swimming, snorkeling, and sailing conditions. A naturalist resort is located towards the southern end of the beach. Please note that there has been an excesive amount of seaweed on the beaches of the Caribbean including St Martin this year. 

On the main road leading to Orient beach, discover the Village d'Orient...  Tap Five for all your grocery requirements, Jerome Rivaud Haird Salon and Beauty Institute, a snack bar and Ice Cream/Gelato parlor,  a news stand, tobacco shop, and a few clothing and souvenir boutiques, not to mention the 15 or so great restaurants! The well known and much enjoyed "5 Stars of Orient Beach" are our full service beachfront restaurants offering everything from snacks to gorgeous salads; burgers to full course entrees, all of which can be served to you while lounging on your comfortable chaise ...  Oh, and let's not forget those cool tropical cocktails to wash everything down with!  In addition to the 5 Stars, the Orient Bay Village offers a wide range of dining experiences from around the globe - Fine French cuisine at Côté Plage, delicious pizzas at Le Piment, Tex Mex at the Rocking Chair & flavors of the Orient at the Thai Chi Restaurant. The Chapel restaurant & Bar is open late into the night, the perfect spot for the after diner drink or dance..... 


OTHER ORIENT BEACH HOTELS ... Caribbean Princess offers 2 & 3 BR suites and three 3 BR villas each with private pool, with one week minimum stay requirements.  We can assist with comparisons, rates and reservations at the other Orient Beach hotels.  These include the Alamanda Resort, Esmeralda Resort, La Plantation Hotel, Hotel La Playa, Hotel Palm Court, & Green Cay Villas. We also offer numerous studio, 1, 2 and 3 BR villas, apartments and condos in Orient Bay. 

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