Greetings to all.
I love to hear that more people are interested in plane spotting at SXM
. I myself have been lucky enough to have gone 3 times in 2004. As far as SXM
being safe, absolutely. No extra concerns other then watching your personal belongings. The natives of the Island are very friendly and courteous. I usually get around the Island in taxis. Never had a problem. Always had friendly, benevolant people.
As for a place to stay, I have stayed all three times at the Caravanserai hotel. It is the hotel that is right along side the airport and is also the closest to Maho beach. It is also the cheapest hotel. Not to be turned off by that though. All rooms have AC
, cable TV
, telephones, balconies, 4 swimming pools, chinese restaurant, a convenience store, etc. However, you do pay for what you get. Mattresses are weak, running water from the shower is weak. But if you are on a budget or are looking to save money, this is the place to stay. Still a very decent hotel and an affordable price. The hotel has a website through a travel agency but they charge over and above if you were to contact the hotel directly. The tel # to the Caravanserai is not posted anywhere, but if you are interested, E mail me and i will find the # for you.