Some rough conditions on the island but they are recovering. Spend a few extra $ and don't haggle to much. They need the income. We took a taxi to Maho beach (Where the planes fly over) $16 at the port or $45 on ship per person round trip. Spent some time at the restaurant... Had a great time.
We took a $7.00 water taxi ride to Great Bay Beach. Very calm clear water. Two beach loungers, umbrella and WiFi for $20. Relaxing day at a pretty beach.
Visited: Aug 15, 2019
Just got back from St Maarten and had a great time. We did an independent tour. I contacted “Crazy” Dave Herbert at Topper’s Rhum Distillery. After a great tour and 9 plus tastings, we had a great lunch and then a few hours on Maho Beach. Fun fact - Topper’s Rhum is considered a craft alcohol and you can bring as much into the states as you want. Look Dave or Happy Hour Charters up on Facebook.
Favorite stop! This is my 2nd visit. This time I did the water taxi to the center of town. Beach Day! Lots of buildings destroyed and they are rebuilding nicely. Such a joy to see how happy the people are that we came to visit and support their economic recovery.
Definitely go to Maho Beach and watch the planes land and take off. Pretty cool.
Visited: Jun 24, 2017
We went to Maho beach to see the jet planes land and take off - it was a blast! Share a taxi with others - $8 a person
Visited: Mar 09, 2017
First time here, but best port ever!! So easy to get around, and beach access and shops are phenomenal!
Visited: Nov 04, 2018
Took the water taxi to and from the beach. Easy. Plenty of deals for a chair and umbrella at the beach. We got two chairs, an umbrella and 5-6 beers for $20. (Feb. '18)
Visited: Feb 12, 2018
For what St. Maarten has gone through with the storms of last year, I think they did a pretty good job for cleaning things up.
Visited: Apr 08, 2018
St. Maarten is still actively cleaning up from the hurricane in September 2017. They are, however, making good progress, and the people there are genuinely happy to see the cruise passengers coming back.
Visited: Feb 04, 2018
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