Posted December 7th, 2017, 04:35 PM
There may or may not be rest room facilities - but, even if not, there are a number of Caribbean beaches without such amenities which still attract cruisers. I would hope that Royal Caribbean would make status clear.
Bottom line: a beach is a strip sand along the water - even without shops, bars, restaurants, etc. Orient is still a beach.
The only excursions that mention Orient Beach in the excursion section of Independence of the Seas for the Dec 25 port stop are the ATV Adventure and the 4x4 Tour. You basically do your tour inland and then stop at the beach for a break. My guess is those doing the tour are not looking to be pampered on the beach with food, drink, and comfortable loungers.
But, I agree, they should make it clear, and currently it does not say anything about the condition of Orient - only this "Orient Beach: Cool off with a swim in the turquoise waters and relax on the pristine white sands"
and this "Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains, then stop at Orient Beach on this on and off-roads tour."