Is anyone cruising (4/19/03) or recently returned from the Century eastern Caribbean? I'm looking for nice port beaches on St.Thomas/S. Maarten/Nassau. Is it worth taking the excursions, or doing the beach on your own?
In St. Thomas you can take a cab to Magan's Bay or Sapphire Beach or take the ferry to St John's. In St Martin, Orient Beach on the French side is interesting. You can get around on your own on these ports so no reason to spend more by booking the excursions on the ship
In St. Maarten, having been there for a week long trip last year, we plan on staying right in Philipsburg. There is a nice beach right there and all the shopping you need. We may take a taxi to Maho and the airport just to show our kids where we stayed last year and to watch a few planes land over the beach. Remember, you are only in port until 3:30, not 6:00 like St. Thomas. We are going earlier in April.
We are headed out on the eastern cruise before you, leaving on the 5th of April. I will try to get som info to you upon return. I hear Meagan's (if i spelled that right) Beach on St Thomas is rated one of the world's top 10 beaches.
There are 13 of us going on the Century April 19th. We have all cruised before. There are couples and single guys. We are all flying down to Ft. L. 3 days before to have some fun. What is your age range? We are all in our low to mid 20's. AND, if anyone has any tips on how to book the optionals BEFORE we leave, please leave a message.
marilMatt Stygles wrote:
> We are headed out on the eastern cruise before you, leaving
> on the 5th of April. I will try to get som info to you upon
> return. I hear Meagan's (if i spelled that right) Beach on St
> Thomas is rated one of the world's top 10 beaches.
Ten of us--mid fifties with be onboard on the 4/19 cruise -- really looking forward to it !!-- staying at Embassy Suites the night before-- it's a terrific place -- p[[lanning to go to a night club in Puerto Rico; Going up the tram in St. Thomas & then going to Red Hook for the ferry to St. Johns (Trunk Bay); then a tour around the island in St. Martin with a few hours swim at Everytings Cool Beach ; probably tour Atlantis & then look for a beach --how do this sound??? comments??