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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30 Seconds of Sunset Bliss, Karakter Beach Bar. St. Maarten
Dec22

30 Seconds of Sunset Bliss, Karakter Beach Bar. St. Maarten

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Karakter Beach Bar, located on Simpson Bay in St. Maarten, is most well known for the bus that makes up its bar and kitchen. When we first visited Karakter, it was at night, so we couldn’t enjoy the scenery as much as we would have liked. To rectify the situation, we came back the next day, grabbed a table by the beach, worked our way through a couple ‘ti punches and decided to set the GoPro down and let it do its thing....

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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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