We went to orient beach (caution clothing is optional on this side of the island) and the beach was covered in nasty seaweed. The locals here said a storm washed in the mess and it hadn't been cleaned up. It was nasty. We did have a good time at this beach though because our host on the beach took good care of us. There are many locals walking the beach trying to sell you things which gets very annoying. This beach is not well developed so the area is rough so if you want refinement avoid this place.