It’s St. Martin/St. Maarten Week!

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I’ve wanted to visit St. Martin/St. Maarten (on out referred to as just St. Martin) since we started traveling to the Caribbean. It’s always been on my wish list but trying to get the flight times to mesh was harder than you thought it would be, seeing as how SXM is such a major commercial hub for the region. Regardless, we were finally able to work it out this year and we will be spending eight days and seven nights at the Royal Palm Beach Resort on Simpson Bay. One of the main reasons I chose this resort is its proximity to nightlife and in particular, beach bars. Within walking distance are beach bars, boat bars, regular bars, restaurants with bars and pretty much any kind of bar you could want. Plus, with a great deal through VRBO (our first time using it!), we were able to reserve a ground floor unit directly on the beach at the Royal Plam for less than we could have through any other service.

Maho Beach and Sunset Bar & Grill, Credit Jerry Dohnal

Maho Beach and Sunset Bar & Grill, Credit Jerry Dohnal

This week, I’ll be taking a look at what St. Martin has to offer and what I’m looking forward to the most during our upcoming visit. Since our schedule won’t be nearly as constrained as our time in Anguilla, we’ll be able to explore both sides of St. Martin and experience two cultures, the French and the Dutch, without ever having to leave the island. As with Anguilla last week, you’ll be able to follow along with all of the posts by using the #bbbsxm hashtag. If you’d like to get social, you can find us on the following social media sites:

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On top of my wish list are the boardwalk in Philipsburg, Pinel Island, Orient Bay, trying to catch planes at Maho and of course, every single beach bar I can get to. If you had to choose a favorite activity on St. Martin, what would it be? Which beach bar is your favorite and where is it? Let me know in the comments – I don’t want to miss anything great!

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Author: Tom W.

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