Travel Blogs from St. Maarten/St. Martin
... is a whole different ball game to landing. The perimeter fence for the airport is just over the road from the beach. (6 meters away or so). There are big signs everywhere warning of death or grievous bodily harm caused by airplane jets. Because the planes back right up to the perimeter fence to give them enough runway to take off, some very clever people think that running across the road from the beach and clinging on to the fence ...
... 20 minutes when we noticed a boat go by and the guys in the boat were pointing at something in the water. Cindy and I tried to get closer to see what they were pointing at. We thought at first it was a fin. Cindy then thought it was someones snorkeling equipment just floating in the water. Another 5 minutes go by, and I can see movement out of the corner of my eye, and it was the black thing in the water. I said to Cindy ...
It's always good to look in the papers to see what’s going on. And last week was no exception. On the nearest beach to us which is Kim Sha newspaper the banner headlines shrieked out TURN UP FOR THE MINI OLYMPICS. And we know what that can mean. If it’s anything to go by it’ll either be a total fiasco, or the most brilliant thing you’ve ever seen and a really good laugh. So at the allotted start time of 2:30 we were eagerly awaiting ...
... OK!..... lights on... (they shone on the black gate)...... make them bright now.... left flickers (indicators to us) right flickers.... stand on the brakes......" then he walked round the car, "open the hood; (bonnet to us in England).... A quick glance inside... I watched him earnestly. Yep, it had an engine... and it was in the right place...., I fully expected him to walk round the car and kick each individual tyre, “all good," he said (Oh ...
... sea says that any passing vessel should offer assistance to anyone broken down so we pulled alongside. We’d seen the boat about half an hour earlier with the two blokes tinkering with the engine and thought nothing of it at the time. Now though, it was different. It starts getting dark about 5:45 and is pitch black by 6:10. The occupants, both locals had also worked on the theory of It’ll never happen to us because... they had no torch... distress flares,.... life ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Princess Heights St. Maarten/St. Martin
We stayed at Princess Heights in early December. Everybody has this mental vision of the way St Maarten ought to be and the perfect hotel to spend time in. Princess Heights is exactly what you should be looking for. It's far enough from the airport and Phillipsburg to be away from the traffic and craziness of St Maarten, but still close enough to take advantage of the great restaurants,shopping, and nightlife that St Maarten offers.
We stayed here during mid Aug, 2004. Our baggage didn't make it to the airport when we arrived in St. Martin. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that our room had been upgraded due to the availability issue of the original room type. This helped us recover from the shock of missing baggage somewhat. And the next day when they arrived, everything was alright again.
Honeymoon at Princess Heights
My husband and I have been planning our honeymoon for 4 months with the wonderful people at Princess Heights. They have been nothing but wonderful and that was only via e-mail. When we arrived in November 2004 our room was everything we could have wanted and more! The staff was friendly and vergy helpful. We had breakfast delivered to our room every morning, it was delicious. The hotel is right across the street from Dawn Beach, which is stunning. When we were trying to plan activities for the week, Saskia and Marjorie asked us what we wanted to do and booked everything for us without hesitation. Overall I give Princess Heights and staff 5 stars! We will be going back for our 3 year wedding anniversary.
Perfect in every way
Unfortunately our trip from the UK to St Maartin was cut short due to awful travel delays- so we only stayed for 5 days. I have to say that it was still worth the time to get here. It was perfect in every way. We stayed in the 2 bedroom suite - it was very spacious, tasteful and extremely well equipped (washing machine/ full kitchen etc) Pool was lovely as was Dawn Beach - very quiet, powder sand/ clear calm water. We ate at Busbys- the food was great and reasonable (unlike the places on the French side) Supermarket by Busbys was outrageously expensive - there is a much better one across from the bowling alley en route back to the airport (which is also good fun!) Oh and by the way the view is to die for! The staff are wonderful and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone!
Will be returning for my 5th visit in October.....
We will be returning for our 5th. visit in October.
We wouldn't consider staying anywhere but Princess Heights. Just love the cozy home type feeling. Yes, you do need to rent a car to get aroun the island, its well worth it......The staff is friendly and could not be more helpful...We must say at Princess Heights we have experienced our most relaxing and most enjoyable vacation of all time. THANK YOU......to all the staff of Princess Heights...We will return whenever possible......
We just loved our stay at Princess Heights.
It was quiet and had us relaxing quickly. The rooms were immaculate and very spacious. The view from the balcony was excellent. Dawn beach was down the hill and was beautiful. The surf was the biggest on the island but not to good for the boogie board since the waves break on the shore. A car is a must for the stay at Princess. It is away form all the action on the island but I would stay there again anytime. Most of the time we had the pool to ourselves and it is big. Rent a car, get your groceries at the store and you are set for an excellent vacation.
This property is magnificent. The two master bedrooms were large and each had an immaculate bath. A lovely living room, dining area, and Siematic Kitchen. Marble floors and granite are every where. Beautiful view over Dawn Beach. Everyone there is quiet, professional, and efficient.
We stayed at Princess Heights for our honeymoon; and, had a wonderful time. The apartment/condo was spacious and clean. The view from our balcony was breathtaking!! We could see Dawn beach and St. Barts (across the ocean) perfectly. The landscaping was beautiful too-- with lots of tropical flowers everywhere. I was very impressed, and I will stay here again next time I visit St. Maartin.
Princess Heights is a small and intimate condo style property in St.