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Is Orient Beach really that windy in December

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Is Orient Beach really that windy in December

Okay about ready to book L'Hoste for Xmas 2010 woohoo very excited . Read some reports that Orient beach is crazy windy and you get pelted with sand ........... Is this true ? How is the wind and weather end of December ?

Please let me know don't mind a little wind but I don't care for Tulum in March because of the wind and ruled out Aruba.. like to swim and relax

any advice greatly appreciated cheers :)

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1. Re: Is Orient Beach really that windy in December

We go down to SXM every December. The weather is great. It might rain for 20 minutes some days. It rained only one full day this past December out of 14 days. As far as Orient being windy, it does happen but not most days. Again, out of 14 days it might be windy 3 to 5 on average.

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2. Re: Is Orient Beach really that windy in December

Down here is a thing called the Christmas winds. We are feeling them right nowoand honestly, it's wonderful! But on the beach, sometimes can be quite uncomfortable. Depends on the day and the beach. If it's too windy on orient, there's 30+ other beaches to try out!

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3. Re: Is Orient Beach really that windy in December

Exactly, rent a car and explore around if too windy for you. Otherwise, go up to La Playa and grab a presidente!

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4. Re: Is Orient Beach really that windy in December

the winds come and go at this time of year

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