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Just Got Back - Email me with any questions

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Just Got Back - Email me with any questions

Postby evergladesfl » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:45 pm

Just got back from my first trip to St. Maarten - was there for 10 days.
Email me with any questions you might have.
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Postby JohnM » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:24 am

Will you be posting a trip report? We leave in three weeks. Would be fun to hear about your trip, highlights, recommendations.
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Postby evergladesfl » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:10 pm

I don't think I can spend the time for a full report. I am more than available to answer questions that the popular travel guides don't.

Some thoughts:

-Don't believe what you read about nude sunbathing being acceptable only on certain parts of Orient - it'll happen anywhere. Topless is anywhere on the island. I am indifferent toward it, but I understand that some people with kids are concerned.
-Traffic is highly congested in the towns, though you have to rent a car to get anywhere - public transporation doesn't exist (for all intents and purposes).
-Snorkeling isn't that good anywhere on the island.
-The beaches are gorgeous.
-The island is definitely a destination for partyers.
-Despite the moniker, people aren't that friendly.
-SXM is a great place for plane spotters.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.
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Postby Frankie » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:24 pm

I'm curious, what experiences did you have with unfriendly people? Who were they, Cab Drivers, bar restaurant people, French side / Dutch side?
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Postby rickscott » Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:21 pm

There's lots of people that have been there more than me but I've been 4 times and have always found the people to be very friendly. Recently, the owner of Sunset Beach Bar was acting like a fool and very rude but I understand he is now gone from the island. I'll be headed back in January.
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St. Martin Airport

Postby lazeybob » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:59 pm

What is the latest on the new St. Martin Airport. Is it opened yet? When is it scheduled to open?
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