Dont think that normal adults spend thousands of $$ just to see planes take off, so obviously something there interests them. SXM
is for some. SBH
for others. SXM
is tacky (Dutch side), and SBH
too glitzy and totally not Caribbean.
Jamaica ,The DR, and Cuba (for those who can visit). Given the poverty in those islands you will be locked in an all inclusive unless you are adventurous, or are from the Caribbean, so know your way around.
, GND, SLU
. Smaller islands so more laid back I personally prefer SXM
to STT. SBH
doesnt interest me in the least. Too expensive and not even remotely Caribbean. I might go for the day from SXM
to say that I have been, but that is about it.
I am 100% sure that the people who you met werent locals, once you left the airport. 80% of the population is either from some where else in the Caribbean, from France, the USA or India/China. Even more if you consider those who a normal tourist would meet. This is especially true on the Dutch. On French side the locals who a tourist will meet will be the taxi drivers. So most of the people who work in SXM
do not have a vested interest in that island.
Your English is perfectly fine. He made a comment and then when called up on it, he is pretending otherwise. I know that we all have an interest in aviation here, but seriously, most adults arent going to select an island just to see planes land.
Thank you. SXM
isnt for every one, especially if you just stay on the Dutch side. To appreciate the island you have to leverage the restaurants on the French side, and the more relaxing environment, and keep the Dutch side to shop and party.
It is photo shop I suggest that folks go to youtube to see how high the fence is. The danger isnt the plane hitting some one. It is the debris from the blast when jets take off. Even if it is a pebble that blwo what still do serious damage, and that is if people arent thrown to the ground, landing on a hard object.