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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 hour ago
Alamanda was a condo resort as part of the Caribbean Village in Orient Bay (closer to Rue de Plage) until Irma. It's still there, but redevelopment post-Irma was postponed for several reasons but finally got going again in 2022. It's located beachfront, somewhat right behind Wai Plage. If you walked through the main Village Square, you'd also get to it that way. I've heard differing stories about how it would be remarketed, but it seems like that may still be premature.

I'd previously thought it was a "race" between Club O and Alamanda as far as who'd be last to reopen. Guess Club O "won".

Google it or check out:
https://alamanda-resort.lesserantilleshotels.com/en/#main
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago
We go the week before Easter every year which varies but generally the first half of April. Over the past 3-4 years, we've seen "some" of the same couples - maybe 4 or 5 from the previous year. Before Irma, there were far more of the same people, but largely due to so many of the visitors being "Club O regulars".

If you're contemplating the third week of April, that's usually the beginning of low season, and yeah, there are a lot of regulars then.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago
Where is it? Never heard of it.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago
Thank you, Stevemech! smile
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World Wide Travel
3 hours ago
I didn't see the attachment manager on my screen. You can find me on FB Michael Kneafsey (not too many with that name) posted photos there.
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British Virgin Islands
4 hours ago
Brent - Diesel was $6.34 at Leverick on Jan-25.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
5 hours ago
When we were there the first week of December, there was heavy construction going on and did not look anywhere close to opening. Lot of unfinished rooms with no windows installed, plumbing and electrical work going on everywhere.
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British Virgin Islands
6 hours ago
Hey there Charlie- I helped u guard the beach one year- so does that chicken place still do the chickens now still and what are the times to get there for your chicken- thanks.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 10:42 PM
Does anyone have an update on the old Alamanda resort status?
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 10:12 PM
Id consider this at Scrub and Leverick too.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 09:53 PM
For Cooper and Great Harbour, JVD, you’d be better off reserving if you can. At the other spots, you’ll be fine grabbing FCFS or anchoring. You might also consider reserving two slips at Leverick. That will give your two boats worth of folks lots of flexibility.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 09:15 PM
Scrub just opened their fuel dock. Not sure on pricing, but marine grade gasoline and diesel both available.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 08:44 PM
There will be 14 of us on two cats the week of 2/19 (almost there - so excited!). We'll overnight in Great Harbor/JVD, The Bight, Cooper Island, Gorda Sound (one night each at Bitter End and Leverick Bay) and Anegada. I'd prefer to use the FCFS balls where we can, but based on the time of year and the fact that there will be two boats that we'd like to moor close to one another, I'm looking for recommendations on where we'd be better off spending the extra money for the reserved balls.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 07:51 PM
Thanks so much! I always wonder which house is yours when at Diamond Reef.

We are now in the Bight on "Monashee". What a fire drill moving all our stuff to another boat, checking out that boat, etc.
We are only two people with their carry-on luggage and provisioned little food and no alcohol. I can't even imagine what it must be like to move a large group and heavy provisions!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 07:42 PM
Mike Liddle is on FB. Maybe try contacting him that way.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 07:29 PM
There have not been any jetways operational since Irma--2017... 5 1/2 years..
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 07:12 PM
So, does this mean that none of the jetways are back in service, yet ?
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 07:10 PM
Had the same problem in March, 2022 at an Air B&B that we rented in Orient Village. No water from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM, most days. Never did get a full explanation as to why.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 05:39 PM
I don't see bringing back as an issue at all, if you are with in the legal quantity limits and don't appear to be bringing in for anything other than personal use. Not sure on present restrictions from Cuba are, but that is about the only tobacco or alcohol country that you would actually want to bring something back from that might be restricted. If anything it is a tax and duty issue. In my last two trips I haven't even been asked what I would be declaring, and did not even slow down leaving the baggage area noting that we are just carry on. Noting that MJ is a US Customs Broker and I am in the international freight forwarding world we declare anything and everything when asked.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
"but I can only buy it outbound"
Then buy it outbound and then bring it back with you. Don't have to drink it there unless you find more on island.


Some items one buys duty free outbound are not allowed to be reimported. That was the case with me way back when with a carton of cigs.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 04:46 PM
Originally Posted by The_Lurker
Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
"We fly first class, and always move to the side and not the back, when we board the bus."
Same here.


On our last trip , they insisted everyone move to the back, so that people could "squeeze" on.
Only the wheelchair people remained seated at the front door.

In that case I would get on closer to the last ones.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 04:43 PM
Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
"We fly first class, and always move to the side and not the back, when we board the bus."
Same here.


On our last trip , they insisted everyone move to the back, so that people could "squeeze" on.
Only the wheelchair people remained seated at the front door.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 04:15 PM
So sorry you've had to go through that. Come by and we'll provide gin and tonic with all the fresh lime you can tolerate!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 04:03 PM
"but I can only buy it outbound"
Then buy it outbound and then bring it back with you. Don't have to drink it there unless you find more on island.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 04:00 PM
"We fly first class, and always move to the side and not the back, when we board the bus."
Same here.
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