Beautiful beaches. Island still has a lot of damage from the hurricane but the locals were really nice. We rented a Jeep as soon as we docked. Grabbed a map and did 3 beaches, stopped at a local market, shopped, and ate some good local food. Loved this port of call!!
We had lunch at the Lazy Lizard and it did not disappoint! The fish was fresh and the owner & staff were friendly and welcoming. We always hit the Guavaberry store (second row) for their freshly made colodas and to bring back some of their rum.
Despite the still extensive hurricane damage, really enjoyed this island and the people we met here. We did an excursion to Maho Beach to watch the planes come in, and I suspect that will be more fun when the main terminal reopens in November and more airlines return. That said, it was still amazing.
Excellent port! There is a ferry not too far from the ship that takes you and brings you back for $7pp, that takes you to a part of the island that has beaches, stores, casinos, and a few other attractions for a small fee. They offer you beach chairs with a bucket of six beers of your choice for $20. The restaurants are good nearby, and the scenery is breathtaking!!
The Maho Beach airplane experience is not to be missed!
Visited: Oct 28, 2018
Check out Maho beach to experience planes landing right over your head.
Visited: Mar 04, 2017
I think St. Maarten is one of the greatest Caribbean islands! It is typical Caribbean island life and you get to experience that, yet it still is clean and feels safe. They are still recovering from hurricane Irma which was unfortunate, but very interesting to see.
Visited: May 05, 2019
1st visit here. This island was hit hard by the hurricane. The people here are so friendly, humble and eager for visitors. Still rebuilding. We went to Maho Beach to watch the planes come in. Really pretty beach. The waves were so high. Still had fun in the water. Sand is very difficult to get off of you. Did rain several times while we were at the beach. We did some shopping here after we got back from the beach. We are going again next year. We are going to try the flying Dutchman the next time and do some exploring if we have time.
Double The Fun Tours: When we arrived in St. Maarten, the six of us had made no plans for a tour or what we were going to do other than look around. Thankfully Jose (Houston) as we liked to call him was offering what seemed a deal one to good to be true. He took us around both sides of the island. We went to see the jets taking off at Maho Beach. Then stopped at Rosemary's in Marigot for lunch if anyone was hungry, a stop at Orient Beach. All amazing but Jose was the best part with his jokes, enthusiasm, knowledge of the island made the day. He is one out of two of the best tour guides I have ever had. Will not miss his tours when I am here. We are planning a vacation there in December again and will definitely book a tour with him.
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