We had another great trip to SXM. The weather was great for 12 of the 13 days and Orient beach was mostly sunny and warm. Unlike last year, there was no seaweed but there was definitely less beach near the Perch. We ate several times at the Buccaneer Beach Bar and their burgers and ribs were as good as always. We ate several times at Pineapple Pete’s and the food was great. The head pineapple (Pierre) stopped by several times and what a great guy. We ate twice at Taco Macho which was inexpensive and good. We ate at the Yacht Club one night and had their beef kabobs in a peppercorn sauce, outstanding. We went over to Grand Case several nights and ate at Spiga’s and Piazza Pascal and both were worth the trip over from Simpson Bay. Every day we ate breakfast at Zee Best and it was good to see Coleen and Trish again. We went to Hollywood Casino every night and we actually ended up a winner (first time that ever happened). On the down side, traffic was worse than we ever remembered. The other thing we found different was that almost all of the restaurants on the Dutch side seem to be adding a 15% service charge to their bills. Another bad thing was that there were several nights and days in which we lost power. We have already booked for the same time next year.
-------------------- Fair winds and following seas!
SSN691-May She Ever Prowl The Seas in Defense of Human Freedom!