Update on St. Martin’s Orient Bay Beach and Bars
Nov27

Update on St. Martin’s Orient Bay Beach and Bars

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In the above video from YouTuber “philphriday,” the latest updates are provided on St. Martin’s Orient Bay and two of its most popular beach bars, Bikini Beach and Kakao Beach. Hurricane Irma devastated the island of St. Martin//Maarten and the beach at Orient Bay is still recovering. For those of you who have seen this stretch of beach, the above video is testament to the damage the beach sustained. Still, the...

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St. Martin’s Pinel Island Reopens
May02

St. Martin’s Pinel Island Reopens

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Pinel Island, a small island off the northwest coast of St. Martin, has reopened for business (along with its beach bars), according to Caribbean Journal. Home to the Karibuni and Yellow Beach beach bars, the article states that the island has reopened and that “both the Karibuni and Yellow Beach beach bars have relaunched operations.” Pinel, a must visit for anyone to the island, whether the French or Dutch side, was devastated by...

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45 Seconds at the Boon Beach Bar and Restaurant in St. Maarten
Mar27

45 Seconds at the Boon Beach Bar and Restaurant in St. Maarten

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Mary’s Boon, a small resort located on Simpson Bay in St. Maarten, has always appealed to me as a possible place to stay when visiting the island. Discovering they have a beach bar (or at least a named one – The Boon Beach Bar), a fact somehow unbeknownst to me before last week, adds to the appeal. Besides being affordable, close to the airport and located on the more secluded north central part of the bay, the resort is...

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Latest Videos of St. Maarten’s Sunset Beach Bar and Maho Beach
Nov30

Latest Videos of St. Maarten’s Sunset Beach Bar and Maho Beach

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St. Maarten’s Maho Beach and its famed Sunset Beach Bar seem to be recovering pretty quickly from Hurricanes Irma and Maria as these videos appear to attest to. The first video, which is featured above, opens with a shot of the eroded beach, devoid of tourists. It then pans and zooms in to show a battered and bruised Sunset Beach Bar that appears to be in good shape structurally. While the beach bar looks to recover quickly, the...

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The Most Exhilarating 30 Seconds of My Year in Travel
Dec30

The Most Exhilarating 30 Seconds of My Year in Travel

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Taking on the jet blast of a four engine Airbus A340 at Princess Juliana (SXM) airport in St. Maarten was by far the most exhilarating 30 seconds I spent doing anything during our travels in 2014. I mean, I love my three year old daughter and usually 30 seconds with her is the best part of any day in my life but it’s really hard for her to compete with the utter thrill and “living on the edge” feeling you get from...

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