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Travel Blogs from St. Maarten/St. Martin
... 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)!! ...
... Brit and Claire invited the whole contingent to come and visit us on the yacht on Monday or Tuesday! Thankfully, though I'm sure they are a good crowd, the girls wouldn't have been able to describe where the yacht is currently moored! I call that a bonus.
We have just had breakky at Piece of Cake and now we're off to the Karakter Beach Bar. Should have a few good photos to post next update.
... to passers by. Clearly very proud of his bike.
Another bloke does the same route on his chopped Harley or Harley look alike except he's too cool to greet anyone first up. Gives you a big grin if you acknowledge him but otherwise just looks right through you!
Of the expats I catch up with there is Dom (French), Rob & Eddy (South African), Dougie (UK), another bloke whom I can't tell you his name despite several attempts to understand (Scotsman). ...
... as the steering at the front end has failed and manoeuvrability has been seriously impeded. They really did a great job though and she came out millimetre by millimetre without a scratch being put on her. There are a few scratches and marks on the yacht, nothing serious though. Most of these were caused by flying debris but a couple were from the other yachts being pushed up onto her. Mind you, considering the damage to many other Cats and Yachts from being knocked off their stands ...
... heels...... rolling clockwise....... then anti clockwise. Losing my sense of balance and equilibrium totally. Not knowing what was happening. Gripping my shoulders, my arms still in
the 'coffin position'. Accelerating and plummeting towards the earth at what they call terminal speed (no pun intended), of about one hundred and fifty miles an hour. Marc stabilised us. No more rolling or tumbling. The tap on the shoulder, the signal to get into the
classic flying position. ...
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
Jordan Road #42, Cupecoy Bay | 3 star hotelfrom $101
115 Parc de la Baie Orientale, 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 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 $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