Defiance Haven Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Maarten/St. Martin
... of the island. A taxi cost them US25.00 per person
for a three hour island- tour including a stop at the butterfly park.
the picturesque countryside, clothing-optional Orient Beach; to the
duty-free shops of Phillipsburg, and the historic Salt Ponds, the
three-hour tour gave them the highlights of this unique two-flag
island and still gave them plenty of time to explore Marigot on their
... side. We went snorkelling and I went diving so I could get closer to the helicopter and the submarine. 3 Cannon ball and most of all the small plane. I was about 3 feet away from the Helicopter and the submarine but it was ******* my lungs.
I would love to go back and do it again as the walking on the bottom of the ocean path so I can be closer.
... on the island is terrible and it appeared to us that we were going to be stuck in the taxi all day. We also feared that we were heading in completely the opposite direction to where we had asked to go. Our reason for wanting to go to Maho beach was because this beach is very close to the airport and St. Maarten is famous for the planes which swoop only thirty feet above the beach as they come in to land. Before you read more ...
... 5 months of no diving! A really good company called Octopus diving who we managed to work into our schedule 4 different dives. On our 2nd dive we saw a turtle really close! Still looking for seahorses but nothing yet!
Our 3rd & 4th dives were spectacular. Seeing an Octopus was incredible and almost caused me to use up all my air it was that good.
The rest of the time has been chilling out and enjoying the sun, shopping for new sun glasses! ...
Oh, I saw some sights on the beach, I can tell you. Check out the photos below!
Back on the ship I showered off all the sand, I really hate that part of going on the beach. Then I decided to take stock of my tat. Naughty ...
Other places to stay in St. Maarten/St. Martin
19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg | 3 star hotelfrom $294
- Will probably return
- Not so good
- Great Bay is a Great Place to Stay
144 Oyster Pond Road, St. Maarten/St. Martin | 4 star hotelfrom $249
- Westin . . . We Try Harder
- Getting there
- Getting there
Baie Nettle, Marigot | 3 star hotelfrom $151
- Never treated so bad
- Needs a new MANAGER
- Great Location - Very Basic Accomodation
B.P. 481, Anse Marcel | 4 star hotelfrom $416
Baie de Marigot, Marigot | 3 star hotelfrom $138
- Great Location
- The best ever holiday in the world
- Enjoyed our stay
21 Rue de Petite Place, Grand Case | 3 star hotelfrom $165
- The ideal place for a stress-free vacation
- A little piece of paradise...
- Loved every moment!
C5 Parc de La Baie Orientale, Marigot | 3 star hotelfrom $136
- Great Vacation
- Orient bay
- Just what we needed
Frontstreet 43, Philipsburg | 3 star hotelfrom $197
- Ideal location
- See You Next Year !!!
- Reality Check
French Cul De Sac, Baie Nettle | Hotelfrom $240
Baie Orientale (Orient Beach), Orient Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $169
Airport Road 15, Simpson Bay | 2 star hotelfrom $93
P.O. Box 4046, Cupecoy Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $101
Parc de la Baie, Orient Bay | 2 star hotelfrom $113
116 Baie Orientale, Orient Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Great little hotel on Orient Beach
- First Trip to St Martin, Great Choice with L'Hostel
- Loved it but .....
Mont Vernon I, Orient Bay | 1 star hotelfrom $140
Baie Nettle | Hotelfrom $96
Front St 147, Philipsburg | Hotelfrom $115
- Very good
- On the main street of Phillipsburg
- Not good
117 Simpson Bay Rd, Simpson Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $136
- Excellent hotel, would definitely go back
- Interesting Place to Stay but Beware
- Great hotel
Rue du GÃ©nÃ©ral-de-Gaulle, Marigot | 2 star hotelfrom $70
67 Front St., PO Box 965 , Philipsburg | Hotelfrom $68
Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $123
Little Bay Beach, Philipsburg | 3 star hotelfrom $261
- Overall good
- Pleasant stay
- Ok but a little disappointing
Anse Marcel, St. Maarten/St. Martin | Hotelfrom $154
Oyster Pond Road #156, St. Maarten/St. Martin | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- St Maarten - The way it's supposed to be.
- Very nice.
- Honeymoon at Princess Heights