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SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:54 pm

Just curious if anyone knows the status of this spot on St. Maarten after the hurricane damage.

I heard from someone that much of the beach was washed away, so I'm also curious about the Sunset Beach Bar. It was a pretty rickety structure when I was there, so I'd imagine it didn't fare so well in the storm.

Anyone have any info or pics ? I spent a great afternoon there last year, so I'm hoping for the best.

(Hopefully a few people see this before the topic gets moved to Siberia (Polls & Preferences) where it won't be seen at all! ;) )
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:22 pm

I don’t have any answers about the Sunset but I’m going to Guadaloupe in March to find the wrecks of the two Air France 707s that crashed there six years and a few miles apart, with 48h in SXM. First thing I learned is that the Sonesta is closed til August at the earliest, so that’s a bit of a blow. Fingers x’d for the Sunset, I’ve been twice before but first time for my buddy.
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:25 pm

cedarjet wrote:
I don’t have any answers about the Sunset but I’m going to Guadaloupe in March to find the wrecks of the two Air France 707s that crashed there six years and a few miles apart, with 48h in SXM. First thing I learned is that the Sonesta is closed til August at the earliest, so that’s a bit of a blow. Fingers x’d for the Sunset, I’ve been twice before but first time for my buddy.


Sounds like an amazing trip you're going on .. pls post on what u find in both SXM and PTP .. wow I never heard of those crashes -- I have to read up on them.
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:26 pm

I've noticed on Flightaware that KLM, AF, and Air Caribes are back. KLM 789 now follows the route of the old 744s AMS-SMX-CUR-AMS. AF appears to overnight at SMX and fly back the next day.
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:29 pm

This was filmed in November :

https://youtu.be/VDoaPlKHAXw
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:35 pm

OA260 wrote:
This was filmed in November :

https://youtu.be/VDoaPlKHAXw


Wow -- thanks for posting ! Yikes .. that beach is just gone. The bar definitely doesn't look open for business but at least still standing.
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:47 pm

Another one from last week. At least the beach is not only rocks now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r-ejyZBKwQ
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:47 pm

According to their FB page, they are open. Beach is looking better. See the post from yesterday titled "Return of Tourism".

https://www.facebook.com/SunsetBeachBar ... 0998632628
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:50 pm

They are rebuilding the beach or it is naturally returning?
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:21 pm

Another difference between the two movies is the tide. The first one (with only rocks visible) was filmed at high tide, the second one with a bit of beach visible at low tide. Just like everything else on the island the bar had been damaged but has since been repaired.
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:32 am

The beach is being/has been repaired. (I'm not sure if it's done yet.) It's not a naturally occurring beach IIRC.

What I'm seeing in that second video is pretty close to how it looked the last time I was there. There were always some rocks by the Sunset, although there are more visible than there used to be. Hopefully they're still filling that in. But it looks like a usable beach as it is.
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:44 pm

See what happens when they move a topic to Polls & Preferences? No one comes in here.
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:32 pm

A bit off topic but how did the upscale shopping center northwest of SMX near the ocean fare? I visited St.Martin a few years ago and the wife and I really liked the shopping center.
 
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Re: SXM Sunset Beach Bar & Maho Beach .. Status

Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:33 pm

A bit off topic but how did the upscale shopping center northwest of SMX near the ocean fare? I visited St.Martin a few years ago and the wife and I really liked the shopping center.

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