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St. Maarten Holiday Advice  
User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 38
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 1401 times:

It's time to start planning the Summer '07 holiday. I would really like to try and get to St. Maarten this year.

Anyone who's been, or is planning a trip there have any advice on the best way to get there and places to stay (I'm think we should be at the Maho Beach, but I guess there are other places).

Any advice appreciated.



We are travelling from the UK (NCL) and there are 2 adults + 2 kids (13 & 7). We need to go in the school holidays (late July/August)

[Edited 2006-12-29 18:10:40]

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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2208 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 1388 times:

I was at Maho Beach for the day in August. All I would say to you is be careful with the kids. When I was there there was quite alot of broken glass amongst the sand. I would also advise that you keep them close when something takes off! I was being pelted with sand by a Dash 8!

Transport is easy and the taxi's are an easy way to get round, they're also good value, and the drivers are happy to do island tours for a resonable price! If you are going to hire a car I'd be careful because the roads seemed quite hectic!

Beer is cheap on the island, which I'm sure you're glad to hear Big grin Go here to find out alot more from the island than what I can tell you!

Hope this helps, if not, feel free to ask any questions and I shall do my best to prompt my memory into gear!

Tom Big grin

User currently offlineTIA From Albania, joined Mar 2006, 550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

I would recommend staying on the French side and spending most of the time there. The Dutch side is cool, and of course Maho Beach is there, but I find it a little too commercialized. Of course I spent a lot of time at Maho Beach and the surrounding bars/clubs, but I don't know how appropriate that is since you have kids. Anyway, I'm not advocating not spending any time at Maho, just not most of it. I understand that saying that here is considered blasphemy, but SXM offers a lot and it would be a pitty not trying to explore the whole island.

As for getting around the island, I really recommend renting a car. You can get one for really cheap considering that you would also be going there in the slow season. Driving is not bad at all, and a simple free map is all you need to get around.

User currently offlineTNNH From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

if you're going to stay on the dutch side, check out the westin. just opened, looks awesome.

User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Mary's Boon. It is on Simpson Bay, right around the corner from Maho.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Quoting TIA (Reply 2):
I would recommend staying on the French side and spending most of the time there

I agree; an early morning walk on Orient Beach is a wonderful way to start a day, and anyways you can be on the Dutch side in matter of minutes.

Quoting TIA (Reply 2):
but SXM offers a lot and it would be a pitty not trying to explore the whole island.


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