Defiance Haven Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Maarten/St. Martin
... Please click the pic and it will turn into a short video showing one of our tourist attractions. A plane landing over a beach. It’s one of the ‘must do’ things when you come here.
Well, the actual racing is similar to watching a formula one race, (except very much
slower of course). And whereas the racing cars come around at completely ludicrous speeds in front of the grandstand every once in 3.82165 minutes ...
... the center of the ship!
The catamaran was very full since we were almost last to board due to being late returning to the ship, and we had a bit of trouble finding a seat. After taking off, we were taken to a place offshore to snorkel, but we opted to stay on board and drink rum punch. :))
Next up was a boat ride over to a beach--the catamaran dropped anchor and we were able to get in the water which was VERY refreshing (read that as COLD)!! ...
... Ilet Pinel, a beautiful island with Marine Park, sandy beaches and a couple of great beach restaurants which is where Graeme, Dom and I spent a good amount of time last trip. So even though we aren't sailing the high seas we are having a great time.
Last night the girls went back to Loterie Farm where they PARTAAAYED hard with a bunch Marine Corps from the Netherlands. Tina and I picked them up but ...
... Dave was part of the plan and concept.
There is this one bloke here who rides his push bike to work every morning and rides along the dock. His bike looks like those Jeepies in the Philippines; all tricked up with chrome and metal work. He honks his horn to everyone he passes in greetings; a bit like Harpo Marx did. His skin is as dark as coal and his teeth as white as fine china and when he gets off the bike he polishes it and cleans it for ten ...
... FB contact of mine. In that case you'll be doubly lucky!
Updates will come as I get access to wifi onshore, although I will have a limited email access to the yacht at sea. This will mainly be used for weather forecasts, alerts and urgent family and crew contact and updated ETA's and Progress Reports for those joining us at various points along the way, so I probably will not use it for the blog. I have yet to have the ...
Other places to stay in St. Maarten/St. Martin
19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg | 3 star hotel
- 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 45, 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
Jordan Road #42, Cupecoy Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $101
115 Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay | 2 star hotelfrom $75
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 $53
- Very good
- On the main street of Phillipsburg
- Not good
117 Simpson Bay Road, 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
Front Street #85C, P.O. Box 965, Philipsburg | Hotelfrom $68
Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $123
Little Bay Beach, Philipsburg | 3 star hotelfrom $95
- Overall good
- Pleasant stay
- Ok but a little disappointing
Anse Marcel Cul de Sac, St. Maarten/St. Martin | Hotelfrom $154
Oyster Pond Road #156, St. Maarten/St. Martin | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- St Maarten - The way it's supposed to be.
- Very nice.
- Honeymoon at Princess Heights