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weluvbeachncuzzi
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Low Season and Closings
      #1735726 - 06/17/17 11:34 AM (174.219.6.100)

Considering a late summer/early fall trip to St. Martin. I understand there is usually a period where some businesses close due to it being a slower time. When is that and generally what is still open/what typically closes?

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Re: Low Season and Closings [Re: weluvbeachncuzzi]
      #1735728 - 06/17/17 11:48 AM (168.0.84.219)

If you mean late summer as August, then basically nothing is close. Most closing are Mid September thru October. But you will never go hungry or have a lack of restaurants to choose from.

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Re: Low Season and Closings [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1735732 - 06/17/17 12:22 PM (108.44.207.21)

June and even late May, some places are open, but with a limited menu and reduced operation. Without mentioning a place by name, we went to dinner to find--the online menu, mentioning music, specific menu items, and specials--not correct at all--NO Music, the menu item we wanted--not available. Lesson learned--if you really want to be sure, call and ask the important questions. No apologies, just a shrug of shoulders. No attempt to update the website. Bad business in our opinion. This was last June.

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Re: Low Season and Closings [Re: wetravel1]
      #1735740 - 06/17/17 01:22 PM (75.133.113.202)

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wetravel1 said:
June and even late May, some places are open, but with a limited menu and reduced operation. Without mentioning a place by name, we went to dinner to find--the online menu, mentioning music, specific menu items, and specials--not correct at all--NO Music, the menu item we wanted--not available. Lesson learned--if you really want to be sure, call and ask the important questions. No apologies, just a shrug of shoulders. No attempt to update the website. Bad business in our opinion. This was last June.




wetone,

With all due respect, your complaint re the restaurant websites doesn't surprise me at all and I don't think it's so much a seasonal issue but more of a Caribbean attitude. "What? No problem, Mon". They often seem to take everything in stride and do things as the spirit moves them.

With regard to the website, you are absolutely correct. A quick phone call to confirm is called for rather than depending on their websites, but that's often the case here at home, too.

People throughout the Caribbean seem to take things more for granted than we do and don't stress about them. Not sure that's a bad thing, but I get your frustration! We've had similar situations all times of the year so we just learned to go with whatever, and if we're really disappointed, we move on down the road. We never go hungry on SXM!

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Re: Low Season and Closings [Re: pat]
      #1735745 - 06/17/17 01:56 PM (168.0.84.219)

Pat--Agreed, websites in the Caribbean are often not updated. As far as openings and closings in JUNE in particular, we have been coming to SXM in June for umpteumph years, because it's our anniversary. As far as flat out closings in June, there are very few. Closed one or two nights a week, maybe, not altogether closed for any restaurant, except occasionally. Mario's used to close in June. I guess Temptation is closed this year in June. But in general, everyone is open.

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Re: Low Season and Closings [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735821 - 06/18/17 12:27 PM (140.186.37.133)

I will refine the question. The first of day of fall is 9/22 so I guess the question would be for say Aug. 15 - Oct. 15. Eric's answer is helpful. Some of our favorites are Pinel Island, LaPiment, Good Morning, Yellow Sub, Kakao, Calmos Café, Toppers, Pineapple Pete's. We wouldn't want to be there when Pinel is closed so maybe I should just start with that and curious if general knowledge on the rest. Do any excursions or Loterie Farm shut down?

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Re: Low Season and Closings [Re: weluvbeachncuzzi]
      #1735874 - 06/19/17 08:27 AM (199.47.253.145)

I have a question that maybe someone can answer. I'll be in SXM Sept 9 thru 16 with my better half for an anniversary, 39th to be exact. We'll be staying in a VRBO condo in Pelican Key and I was wondering what the traffic on the island is like during that time and what tourist trips would be closed. We definitely want to go to Orient Beach for a walk in the morning and I was wondering how long it will take to drive there. We also want to do some snorkeling etc. Any insight would be extremely helpful.

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