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Old November 21st, 2004, 09:46 PM
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any ideas for excursions for st maartin??
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 09:07 AM
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So much depends upon what you want to do. Beach, Snorkel, Shop, Sail???????
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 11:15 PM
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Since there are two sides...french and dutch...to this island we decided to take an excursion that included both. It was very interesting seeing which side was more economically sound than the other. Also make sure you visit the Belgium Chocolate Shop...it's not a large place but it isn't too far from the pier. (Carnival Excursion)
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I'd recommend doing the America's Cup Regatta, great fun if you like sailing and racing.

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Old November 23rd, 2004, 10:51 AM
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I like the French side the best. Margot is a beautiful little seaside French village with an old fort overlooking the harbor.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 10:34 PM
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St. Maarten, along with Cozumel, is one of the best ports to rent a car in. On both islands, there is one main road that circles the island, you can't get lost. There is good signage and the roads are in very good condition. There is also so many things to see and do that doing a ship based excursion or taking cabs would would not be cost or time effective. Get a map and rent a car and go to two or three beaches then do some shopping. Hoowah!

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Old November 29th, 2004, 01:27 PM
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I agree, rent a car on St. Maarten. For $50.00 we got a car for the whole day. If you want to go back to the ship for a while, just park the car by the dock, then you are off again. My girls loved just 'getting lost on the island'. We also snorkeled at a couple of beaches.
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go to orient beach! i was a nude beach but it was def my favorite stop during my cruise last feb... you can go parasailing or jet skiing or just hang around
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