The “Friendly Island”
4 star hotel residence / guest house classification - 97150 Saint-Martin - Antilles / Caribbean
In the heart of Orient Bay private park in the French part
An exceptional location, the Adam & Eve Residence has a real asset: its proximity to the magnificent Orient Bay beach, approximately 5 km long:
- To the south by the naturist beach of Club Orient: Coral reef and deserted island of Caye Verte.
- North by Cul de Sac and its embarkation for the Pinel islet.
The village of Orient Bay in its private park
The village of Orient Bay is a place where we like to go … Evening entertainment, multitude of restaurants, convenience store, many shops … and only 5 minutes walk from Residence Adam & Eve!
Résidence Adam & Eve is also a 5-minute drive from 2 supermarkets on the French side (Leader Price, Super U) and 10 minutes from supermarkets on the Dutch side.
Access to Orient Bay is secured by a barrier and security post. The gate to the beaches of Orient Bay is closed from 7 p.m.
Orient Bay Restaurants
On Orient Bay beach you will find:
- The Bikini, beach restaurant
- The Kontiki, beach restaurant
- The Whai, beach restaurant
- The Kakao, beach restaurant
- The Coco Beach : beach restaurant
- The Playa, beach restaurant
On the naturist beach of Club Orient:
- Small local restaurants
In the village of Orient Bay you will find:
You are an establishment of orient bay do not hesitate to register on our site via our contact form
Grand Case Bay
At 10 minutes by car you can enjoy Grand Case, a real typical place with its local restaurants, often called “little France”.
The restaurants of Grand Case:
- The Cottage, fine gourmet restaurant, French cuisine
- The Villa Royale, Creole specialties restaurant
- The Spiga, Italian specialties restaurant
- The Rainbow Café, beach restaurant
- The Captain Frenchy, beach restaurant
- The Ocean 82
- The Pressoir, contemporary and seasonal cuisine
- The Barranco
- The Blue Martini, casual restaurant with musical atmosphere
Continuing on your way you will pass through Marigot, the capital of Saint Martin with its local market, its port and its shops.
Red Bay, last bend before the place called Terres Basses and its imposing properties where very famous personalities like to stay there.
- We meet at the border overlooking a magnificent view of the Cupecoy port at the start of the Dutch part, the tolerated naturist beach of Cupecoy.
- We leave you the pleasure of discovering the Dutch side with its numerous casinos, its jewelry stores and clothing stores without forgetting the photo stores, computers, tax-free telephones etc. (Payment in dollars.)
- You can return to Résidence Adam & Eve by Oyster Pond, a magnificent marina which is on the border of the French side.
The island of Saint-Martin is divided into 2 parts, Saint-Martin & Sint Maarten: 2 cultures and 2 very different governments without any borders.
The French side and the Dutch side, commonly called French side and dutch side
The area of 93 km2:
- North area French side in overseas community since 1997 54km2
- Southern zone Previously, Sint Maarten belonged to the former “autonomous State” of the Federation of the Netherlands Antilles, within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but became a State within the same Kingdom on October 10, 2010, following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. 39 km2.
Saint-Martin french side is a very touristy island. Its capital, Marigot, is overlooked by Fort Saint-Louis built in 1776 to protect the island from English attacks
In St Martin we speak French and Dutch as well as English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
The closest neighboring islands are Anguilla and Saint Barthelemy, which emerge from the same underwater plateau located at -40m on average.
There are around ten islets around the island, the largest of which is the very touristy Pinel with its three beaches. We must add Tintamarre Island, located three kilometers from the coast.
The coast of Saint-Martin is divided into numerous bays bordered by around thirty white sand beaches
The communication routes are maritime (commercial port of Philipsburg) and air with Princess Juliana International Airport in the Dutch part and the Esperance Regional Aerodrome (in Grand Case) in the French part.
On the east coast, uninhabited islets (Tintamarre Island, Pinel Island) are surrounded by small fringing coral formations. The sandy bottoms are colonized by vast seagrass beds. While in Saint-Barthélemy, the mangrove cords are reduced to narrow relics, in Saint-Martin, they largely border the shores of coastal lagoons (including Simpson lagoon, fish pond, etc.) and a few bays (Anse Margot , Oyster Pond, etc.)
History of Saint Martin
The island was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus who claimed it for Spain.
Caribbean corsairs and buccaneers enslaved the island’s natives who were often kidnapped from St Martin to work in neighboring islands.
In 1647, the Spanish, deeming the island too small, abandoned it.
In 1648, the island was occupied by only four French and five Dutch. These shared the sovereignty of the island by the Treaty of the Mont des Accords following a running race:
A Dutch runner and a French runner each left at one end to meet. The French having traveled a longer distance, the French zone was endowed with an area larger than the Dutch (approximately 3/5 of the island).
It is said that the French runner, a little drunk, would have taken shortcuts during his race …
And since 1648, the island has been shared between the Dutch and the French, the border between the two parties being just administrative because a free movement agreement between the two areas was included in this convention of 1648.
The French part of the island became a lordship of the Knights of Malta from 1651 to 1665.
This same French part was then attached to St Christophe. French and Dutch had to face incessant English attacks which occupied the whole island from 1690 to 1699.
The island was then completely occupied by France until 1703 when the British occupied the French side. During the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), the Caribbean island of St Christophe was ceded by France to the United Kingdom.
The island St Martin then attached to St Christophe remained isolated for many years, occupied by the English, before being attached by France to Guadeloupe in 1763, (D.O.M).
In a referendum in December 2003, the islanders decided to give St Martin a new status as an overseas collectivity, which took effect in 2007.
Detached from Guadeloupe, the island of Saint-Martin currently at European level in the outermost regions could migrate to an OCT
The economy of the island was successively based on tobacco, indigo tree (the basis of the indigo dye), sugar cane, cotton, salt, livestock. And since the late 1960s, tourism, along with zero-rated shopping, has been the island’s primary economic resource.