Putting the GoPro to Good Use at SXM
Nov23

Putting the GoPro to Good Use at SXM

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I knew I had to get a GoPro video camera for our upcoming trip to St. Martin/St. Maarten if for just one thing – to head over to Sunset Bar and Grill, gain some liquid courage and then head down Maho Beach to record the take offs and landings at Princess Juliana airport, known popularly by its airport code SXM. While the final determination of whether or not I actually drink enough to pull this favorite stunt of tourists is...

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Taking a Peek at Friar’s Bay Beach, St. Martin
Nov21

Taking a Peek at Friar’s Bay Beach, St. Martin

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The beach at Friar’s Bay doesn’t often get mentioned when discussing the beaches of St. Martin. This blog has yet to mention it but when you’re going up against beaches such as Orient Bay, Great Bay, Maho and Simpson Bay, sometimes you just need to assert yourself and scream “Hey, don’t forget about us over here!” The beach at Friar’s Bay is described by Sint-maarten.net as a “pretty,...

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St. Maarten’s Blue Bitch Bar – It’s Not What You Think
Nov20

St. Maarten’s Blue Bitch Bar – It’s Not What You Think

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When it comes to unique names for beach bars, St. Maarten’s Blue Bitch Bar might take the cake. However, if you think it refers to a blue female dog or someone who is feeling down in the dumps, you would be wrong. It actually refers to a shiny rock. According to their website, the name comes from “a shiny rock that can be found along the shores of the island. It was given this name by generations before us. The Blue Bitch...

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St. Maarten Beach Bars Continue Recovery From Gonzalo
Nov19

St. Maarten Beach Bars Continue Recovery From Gonzalo

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The Sunset Grill and Bar and the Driftwood Boat Bar, two St. Maarten beach bars on Maho Beach I’m looking forward to visiting during our upcoming trip, sustained some minor structural damage during Hurrican Gonzalo. Along with the rest of the island, recovery continues with the hope that everything will be back to normal in no time. If you’re visiting the area, be sure and stop by your favorite local establishments and...

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Simpson Bay Sunsets
Nov18

Simpson Bay Sunsets

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One of the reasons I picked the Royal Palm Beach Resort for our upcoming St. Martin/St. Maarten vacation is its location. Situated at the south end of Simpson Bay at the entrance to the Simpson Bay Lagoon, the condo style resort sits on a west facing beach, allowing its occupants to enjoy the daily sunsets that seem to take on another level of awesome in the Caribbean. Add to that its close proximity to Buccaneer Beach Bar, La Bamba...

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