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Travel Blogs from St. Maarten/St. Martin
... next to her) and said conspiratorially "This is my special shirt. My pirate shirt. I always wear it on pirate nights. It's real linen, you know."
"You are a complete nutter. You know that, don't you?" I did not reply. I just smiled and nodded and hoped the meal would end soon.
This morning the ship finally docked at St Maarten. It's a tiny, hilly island with one small town. We decided not to get off the ship. You can have trips around the island but ...
... though, that it did look really good and was quite tempting. The music was loud..... and when I say loud, I mean ear shattering loud. We sat outside the enormous marquee well away from the loud speakers watching the revelers dancing inside, and it looked like lots of fun. So there
were also many activities going on outside as well. First came the angels; who were preaching about not drinking and driving. They might as well have been talking to a brick wall for all ...
normal">Interesting people we've met over the last few weeks.
Now, there is always something happening here on the island. And if you look hard enough, or happen to be in the right place at the right time, you may be very pleasantly surprised. So, we happened to be in Grand Case, minding our own business when a car skidded round a corner on two wheels making us jump. The car came to a halt. And a big, slightly overweight black bloke leapt out and ran ...
... of this ship. (just a few stats for the fella's who may be reading this) Amazing!!
This week we visited Nassau an island in the Bahamas. Took a taxi to the Atlantis
resort, an amazing hotel complex, looks the same as the one in Dubai. The penthouse suite here costs $25,000 per night, so anyone who is interested, the flights are quite cheap, and while the dollar is strong, it is a good time to think about ...
... of busy Sunday morning marketplace kind of way. I almost got run down a number of times with the chaotic driving down the street (it wasn't me looking the other way this time either!). Then finally the next street over is the main drag back to (and I guess onwards around the eastern part of the island) Mullet Bay (that's where I get on/off).
So the bus took me right to the end of Back street and I walked down to the boardwalk - along ...
Other places to stay in St. Maarten/St. Martin
19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg | 3 star hotelfrom $259
- 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 $169
- Westin . . . We Try Harder
- Getting there
- Getting there
Baie Nettle, Marigot | 3 star hotelfrom $129
- Never treated so bad
- Needs a new MANAGER
- Great Location - Very Basic Accomodation
B.P. 481, Anse Marcel | 4 star hotelfrom $128
Baie de Marigot, Marigot | 3 star hotelfrom $126
- 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 $128
- Great Vacation
- Orient bay
- Just what we needed
Frontstreet 43, Philipsburg | 3 star hotelfrom $161
- 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 $189
Airport Road 15, Simpson Bay | 2 star hotelfrom $94
P.O. Box 4046, Cupecoy Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Parc de la Baie, Orient Bay | 2 star hotelfrom $113
116 Baie Orientale, Orient Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- 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 $118
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 $107
- 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 $75
Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Little Bay Beach, Philipsburg | 3 star hotelfrom $206
- Overall good
- Pleasant stay
- Ok but a little disappointing
Oyster Pond Road #156, St. Maarten/St. Martin | 3 star hotelfrom $154
- St Maarten - The way it's supposed to be.
- Very nice.
- Honeymoon at Princess Heights