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Day 2 St Maarten

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Day two in St Maarten started off well.  We went over to Maho Beach just to see where it was even though the big KLM Plane wasn’t coming in.  

We sat on the deck of the Sunset Bar and Grille this is the best place to sit and have a drink and food and watch all of the planes come in.

 

 We spoke to the people in the next table because the waitress kept mixing up our drinks.  It was really bad.  But we had a good time.  Here is the Delta flight coming in. 

They actually have a list of the times the flights are coming in (except each flight was early).  Here is a photograph of the American Airlines flight and the flight board they have. 

 

Just as a side note for eating St Maarten we were there in the off season and the hotel was relatively inexpensive but to eat out is expensive.  Drinks range between $8.50 and $9.00 per drink (by the way on the Dutch side they use US Dollars) and meals are almost $20.00 per plate.  At Sunset you get a basket for your food and the drinks come in plastic cups.  

After leaving Sunset we took the scooter to the French Side.  More steep hills and lots of homes behind gates.  Supposedly Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and the like have homes on this side of the island.  Here is a photo of the border crossing.  HA HA.

 

Unfortunately, we did not find much on the French side and didn’t park or anything.  One thing about renting a scooter is,  you cannot use a GPS and the maps of St. Maarten are really bad.  We got stuck in traffic on the French side and ended up at Simpson Bay Bridge and decided to cross the bridge and go back to the beach at our hotel.  We were going out on a Sunset Catamaran boat ride at 5 so we didn’t want to be late.  

 

We went on the Tango Sunset Cruise we had a great time.  I don’t see the specific cruise we did on their website as I think it was through the hotel but it was $18.00 per person and drinks were included (to our surprise).  The crew was fun and super friendly.  Here is my husband helping to put up the sail.

The crew kept everyone on the boat happy and we went around to the other side of the island.  It was a great cruise and we had a blast.

There were two boats that went out at the same the one was the Tango, which was the one we were on, and the Lambada photo below. 

After the cruise we were starving so we walked over to the French Restaurant near our hotel it was called Bon Appetite.  I had a chicken Cordon Blue pictured below it was amazing.  

Again, dining out was pretty expensive. Almost $100 per meal.  The great thing about our hotel, and if we were to stay there again, was that there was a grocery store right across the street from us.  We would go in there and buy water in the morning so we had water with us all the time.  Next post will be the last day (sad face) in St. Maarten. 

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