Hotel Carl Gustaf
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Gustavia was the port that we tendered into today for our stop in St. Bart's... A small island only eight square miles surrounded by a very rough rocky coastline. We weren't sure if we would stop here because again today the seas were rough and we had to tender in to the port. I will give it to the ship that they have been very careful ...
... along the water and admire the yachts. Then we take a left turn and head up the street where we are told there is a great beach. Another right turn, walk a couple more blocks, and we have arrived at Shell Beach. Oo la la. Good looking men and women, some topless. This is the place to see and be seen. We find a table in the shade at a place called "Do Brazil" and order the local beer. We are sharing a table with ...
... a good thing I had a local who was helping me to make sure I got off the bus at the right place and got directed to the pier, which is behind some hotel.
From Simpson Bay, the ride to St. Barth was pretty bumpy. I can see why each seat comes with a plastic bag. Nobody on the boat seemed to have problems though. For whatever it's worth, I was the only under-30 on the boat. There were 2 couples I'd put in their
early 40s, ...
... to the town. I meet with a couple of charter companies trying to establish practicality of yacht charter in the future also chatted with a few real estate peeps re villa prices. nothing on this Island for less than £1.5m for a 3 bedroom villa! Back to the ship by tender for a chinese themed buffet. Started packing and tidying cabin ready for disembarkation tomorrow. Back to the town of Philipsburg by tender and ...
... s talk on the sun deck today is about the trading in the spice routes and the currencies the contestants used. He has a selection of coins from the last 400 years including one minted in Potosi (silver mine). he solved one of my life's puzzles. I used to sit with Captain Money and ask him about the trading on his uncle's ship Persian Empire. I had learned that it used to bring back Rice Tea Coffee and spices (isle no. 12 at M&S) but was always puzzled as to what it ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service