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Old September 15th, 2003, 01:41 PM
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Default What not to miss in St. Maarten

We'll be there in Dec. and plan on an island tour with a cab. any not to miss things?
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Old September 15th, 2003, 04:28 PM
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Go shopping and perhaps try a restaurant on the french side, try a beautiful beach, (Orient the most popular , I like Dawn Beach ). Save time for shopping in Phillipsburg
(Dutch side).
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Orient Beach for sure!!!
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Old September 15th, 2003, 06:13 PM
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Maho Beach at the end of the SXM runway. Closest place in the world you can get to huge jetliners taking off and landing. Ex: Air France flies nonstop from Paris in either Boeing 747 or Airbus 320.

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Old September 15th, 2003, 10:41 PM
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There's an excellent history museum in Marigot.
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Old September 16th, 2003, 08:49 AM
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I would also second goingt o Marigot (Margot?). It is a terrific little city, with beautiful views from an old fort on the hill. They have an open air market there, street cafe's, just lovely.

Also, a full island tour is nice. FYI: Orient beach is "clothing optional"
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Old September 16th, 2003, 10:07 PM
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Clarification: Orient Beach is clothing optional only on one end of the beach where
the hotel, Club Orient, is located. The rest of the beach is ok; however, some
nudists will leave their section and walk the length of the beach "au naturel".
Most people don't pay much attention or make a big deal.

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Old September 17th, 2003, 08:16 AM
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We are going on the Golden Eagle catamaran sail and snorkel trip
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Old September 24th, 2003, 07:50 PM
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Don't miss "Everyting Cool" a nice beach bar right in town.
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Old September 30th, 2003, 05:28 PM
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Try the sailing races. You sail actual old ships that were racing boats from the America's Cup. No experience necessary!
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Go to Marigot....the French side....great shopping there...like a huge flea market and really wonderful people to speak to. We got fresh squeezed pineapple juice in a stand nearby and it was so yummy!!!

We took a tour which took us to Marigot for like 30 min to shop. Got some neat souvenirs. Our tour also took us around St Maartin talking about the french and dutch differences...really informative tour.

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Will the shops in Marigot be open on a Sunday????

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