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Top Choice French in Orient Beach

Côté Plages

Drop by between 6pm and 7pm for tapas (roast marrow bone, frogs' legs in garlic and parsley, Burgundy snails) before feasting on Caribbean-influenced French fare: truffled lobster bisque, sautéed veal kidneys, puff-…
Museum in Orient Beach

Butterfly Farm

Wear bright colors to attract the butterflies fluttering around giant plants and a forested canopy at this mesh-encased farm. As practical as it is magical, here you can learn about chrysalis stages and how cocoons …
Bar in Orient Beach

Kontiki

A maze of driftwood, booths and cushioned sun loungers on the sand, this good-time venue's best seats are the suspended swings, which dangle next to the bar. Local and European beers are served ice cold; there's als…
Bar in Orient Beach

Bikini Beach

Shaded by coconut palms, this classic beach bar has a large wooden deck and sun loungers on the sand. Banana-and-strawberry coladas, rum punches and house-made rum infusions (passionfruit, ginger, guavaberry) are am…
Steak in Orient Beach

Rancho del Sol

On a hill high above the fray of Orient Beach, this wagon-wheel-flanked, Texan-style steakhouse has sweeping views from its vast open terrace. Succulent steaks aside, it serves barbecued ribs, chicken burritos, beef…
International in Orient Beach

Kakao Beach Bar & Restaurant

With its rustic thatched huts down on the sand beneath palms and sea grape trees, and thicket of cobalt-blue beach umbrellas, this bustling venue is a laid-back hangout for a tropical cocktail and lunch. Creole-styl…
Bar in Orient Beach

Palm Beach Lounge

A chilled-out bar for most of the week, the Palm Beach Lounge becomes an energetic open-air dance club on Sunday afternoons when it hosts DJ-fueled beach parties. You'll know why they call them rum punches when you …
International in Orient Beach

Waikiki Beach

Awash with teak fittings, this beach-side venue is best known for its daily all-you-can-eat lunch buffet (arrive early for the freshest pickings). Sunday afternoon parties stretch out across the sand and often conti…