Maddog
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SXM (StMaarten) From Australia....getting There

Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:07 pm

Thinking about going to St Maarten for a few pics - has anyone got a recommended route from Australia (Syd)? And good spots/recommendations to stay (fairly good hotels). Best time of year?

So far a quick search shows, SYD SFO then via various options to SXM
or SYD LAX..... (Philadelphia? ) then SXM

Maybe SYD LAX JFK on QF, then onwards from there

or the long way SYD SIN LHR, AMSTERDAMN - KLM to SXM.
 
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RE: SXM (StMaarten) From Australia....getting There

Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:06 am

SYD-LAX on QF
LAX-MIA on AA
MIA-SXM on AA

There you go, and just reverse that to get home  Smile


If your staying over at LAX I can recommend the Radisson SAS Big grin



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RE: SXM (StMaarten) From Australia....getting There

Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:39 am

or while in LA i'd recommend the Crown plazza lax,and ask for a room with a view of the runways.From my room i had i could see the approach and landing through the hotel rooms big windows.
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RE: SXM (StMaarten) From Australia....getting There

Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:57 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
If your staying over at LAX I can recommend the Radisson SAS

Stayed there twice, and can recommend it as well. Since the windows are double pane, they're kind of dirty, but the Top of the Radisson is a lounge with a nearly panoramic view, so you can see all four runway approaches and departures when they're landing to the west on the 24s and 25s. About the only thing completely out of our view is the TBIT, and everything west of there, but I can see most of T4.

Have fun!

Cheers,
Cameron
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Maddog
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RE: SXM (StMaarten) From Australia....getting There

Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:37 am

Thanks - seems like a good way of doing it - I might try to avoid an overnight in LAX - although it may be painful going straight through, in which case a view of the RWYS there would be good  Smile . Any suggestions re accomm in SXM?
 
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RE: SXM (StMaarten) From Australia....getting There

Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:32 am

Quoting Maddog (Reply 4):
Any suggestions re accomm in SXM

My suggestion would be the Sonesta Maho Beach. Never been there, or to St. Maarten, but it looks like a nice hotel right on Maho, so you should be able to get a room with a great view of the approaches, and its a short walk to Maho Beach.

Cheers,
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RE: SXM (StMaarten) From Australia....getting There

Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:58 pm

Quoting Maddog (Reply 4):
Any suggestions re accomm in SXM?

I stayed at La Terrasse (sp?) in November & it was a nice place. One of the better parts about it spotting-wise is that at their pool (which is on the roof of the connected grocery store), there's a set of stairs which leads up to a landing where you get a great view of the end of the runway & are literally maybe 100 ft. from the runway, if that.

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RE: SXM (StMaarten) From Australia....getting There

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:01 am

The Sonesta Maho Beach is fantastic, stayed there last November also ran into DeltaRules at the end of the runway.

Sonesta is highly recommended, good roof terrace for photography aswell.

Regards

Simon

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RE: SXM (StMaarten) From Australia....getting There

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:15 pm

Quoting Maddog (Reply 4):
I might try to avoid an overnight in LAX - although it may be painful going straight through, in which case a view of the RWYS there would be good

Ha, only a wussy takes a break.  Wink This is a man's route.

UA 840 5 SYD 1 LAX 6 1625 1058 0 CONNECT LAX 744
US 046 5 LAX 1 PHL B 2200 0552+1 0 CONNECT PHL 321
US 455 5 PHL A SXM 0740+1 1242+1 0 03MAR06 31MAR06 757 35:17

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