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British Virgin Islands
2 minutes ago
Originally Posted by b6fischer
We have two nights at Anegada and were thinking of doing take-out lobster the first night and eat on the boat.

Any recommendations of who provides this? Thanks in advance.


I would ask at Potters or ARH. Not sure they are set up for proper takeout with containers and such. Perhaps see if they have extra live lobster, split and cook on the boat?
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
3 minutes ago
Pat, I thought y’all were owners at the towers, by the golf coarse. If so, we’ve not heard a lot about the construction going on over there from your reports. (If your still an owner) Just asking, it was always a nice looking building. Really just curious about your observations. Sounds like y’all have had a great trip, enjoy the rest, have fun and enjoy!
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British Virgin Islands
30 minutes ago
We have two nights at Anegada and were thinking of doing take-out lobster the first night and eat on the boat.

Any recommendations of who provides this? Thanks in advance.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
40 minutes ago
Pan,

No, not an Alegria owner. Never was nor did I ever have any intentions to be one. That’s an I’ll-fated location and IMHO, always has been as far as time sharing goes.

We were over there the other night at the Dunes and went by another day in daylight. I didn’t see a lot of activity going on during the day, nor did I see a lot of cars in the lot or lights the night we were in the casino. I tried to play real dumb and asked one of the casino waitresses if the mess that would be Alegria was from Irma or if she knew what was going on and she pleaded total ignorance. I was actually thinking about you when I asked. We’ll be staying over that way in a few days and if I do see or hear anything worth sharing I will certainly let you know.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 hour ago
Pat,
I think you were an owner at Alegria? I noticed a couple of weeks ago during our visit that alot of activity is going on over there. Do you think you might be making your way over near there to see what's up...perhaps when you visit the casino? smile. I understand they (owner") is re-branding the property but that's about all I know....Enjoy your reports. Thanks!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 hour ago
Originally Posted by Biturbo
Chuck, sounds like a great plan. Since the places are so close to each other, no need to fully pack. We do the same - just throw most things on the back seat & move. We also think that, as much as we have enjoyed Club Fantastico, Club Orient had been the only place that we wanted to stay more than one week. In Dec. we stayed a week at Club F and a week at Naturist's Getaway, Oyster Pond. I, too, am looking forward to your comparisons.

Bit- thanks, hope so. We did stay a few days at Naturist's Getaway back maybe 10 years ago at least. Liked it a lot then, very relaxing small place.
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British Virgin Islands
1 hour ago
ohstate,

Thanks for that tip
I see they also have walking tours out
of Charlotte Amalie, St Martin, and Atlanta

Mike
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 hour ago
Originally Posted by StMartCpl
Love to hear an update on Jardin as we are going in late June to meet up with another couple we met on the island 2 years ago. It will be between anniversary and birthday so a joint celebration! We will have a car but don't mind walking to Orient Village if it is not too far. Stayed at Esmeralda previous times and walked to dinner most evenings. Looking forward to Le Piment and other favorite restaurants. Also, if others will be there, may be open to renting boat (private or semi private) for trip around the island.

If it's this June, you will beat us there by 6 months! At any rate, I will give an update after the trip.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 hour ago
So we’re coming into the home stretch of week two. Things we’ve noticed along the way.....

There is construction and construction debris everywhere but the goods news with that is things are still happening. Perhaps not as fast as some would like but they are happening.

Wrecked cars are everywhere you look and I’m not talking damaged but still drivable cars. On the sides of the roads almost everywhere there are junked vehicles so I’m guessing disposing of them is not feasible? Hopefully down the road.....

Traffic has been lighter than we usually experience this time of year but in all fairness our travels have been more limited than usual. You don’t encounter too much going from your room to the pool here at Royal Islander but we got a late start this morning and the traffic from Sandy Ground to Triple Gate area was very heavy with lots of road construction going on all over the French side.

I think they need a few BIG utility companies to come in and straighten out the utility services, particularly on the French side. How anyone can figure out what they’ve got and what they’re doing is a mystery. Some of the poles look like a spaghetti pot of wires dangling. Simply amazing......

Oops - getting late and we've got important people to see. My shower is calling me........later!!
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British Virgin Islands
1 hour ago
We did a foodie walking tour that was great. Plenty to eat and culture, too. Not sure if it fits your time table, but it was a good adventure. https://sanjuanfoodtours.com/
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago
Sorry, I meant just the restaurant was closing, but that wasn't what I said... Anyway, that's good news that they will remain open. Wonder who will be taking it over? Wouldn't it be wonderful if it were Bruno from Dreams!!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago
A perfect vacation doing exactly what you like to do!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
3 hours ago
Just a note to Carol's posting on 4/19.....Grand Case Beach Club is not closing..we will be there the week of May 25 into June and will be staying there. They were only going to close the Sunset Cafe....Now they have recently posted on their facebook page that they will not be closing the Sunset Cafe ....see below which we are thrilled about!!

Great News...Sunset Cafe will be changing hands, but remaining open! Full information to follow shortly! Do expect some changes and perhaps a hiccup or two, but a great and experienced team is getting ready for June !

31 more sleeps before we are there!!!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
4 hours ago
Glad you are enjoying your very lazy days!
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4 hours ago
Recently returned from an eight night stay at Jardin d O, our third visit since Irma. Like yourself would have liked to be visiting Club O but Jardin is a close second for the pool area, general location and well kept units. Lydia and Lionel are great owners and hosts. Hope you enjoy your anniversary stay.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
5 hours ago
No news? It's always good news if you're enjoying yourself. And we're enjoying your updates. Bar Code & Bavaria are great spots.
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5 hours ago
Chuck, sounds like a great plan. Since the places are so close to each other, no need to fully pack. We do the same - just throw most things on the back seat & move. We also think that, as much as we have enjoyed Club Fantastico, Club Orient had been the only place that we wanted to stay more than one week. In Dec. we stayed a week at Club F and a week at Naturist's Getaway, Oyster Pond. I, too, am looking forward to your comparisons.
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Southern Caribbean
5 hours ago
Anse Chastanet is about an hour from the airport but last half hour of the drive is down a very bumpy track. Food there is excellent but recommend staying there rather than venturing out to eat due to the road. Beautiful sandy beach with some of the best snorkeling of the Caribbean and excellent dive operation to hand. Fabulous views of the pitons.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
6 hours ago
Chuck--enjoy!
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6 hours ago
bran--that is what we have decided to do, just play it by ear. Everyone is different, but I NEVER want a big meal the first night. Usually just a burger or a pizza or whatever, but I do want something hot, not just a cold sandwich. Usually too tired to even think about anything elaborate or expensive.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
6 hours ago
Love to hear an update on Jardin as we are going in late June to meet up with another couple we met on the island 2 years ago. It will be between anniversary and birthday so a joint celebration! We will have a car but don't mind walking to Orient Village if it is not too far. Stayed at Esmeralda previous times and walked to dinner most evenings. Looking forward to Le Piment and other favorite restaurants. Also, if others will be there, may be open to renting boat (private or semi private) for trip around the island.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
6 hours ago
Originally Posted by thesimpsons
Look forward to your thoughts on all three places in SXM. Have a wonderful trip and happy anniversary!!

Thanks! Will be sure to do an online comparison!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
6 hours ago
Carol, I would normally agree but since the places are so close together and we'll have so little to move, we figured what the heck. If Club O was still there, that's where we would go full time.
Chuck
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
6 hours ago
The best thing Carol is to play it by ear, nothing ever goes as planned and if there is a flight delay, all your plans go out of the window and yet you could be starving depending on what happens or just too tired to eat a big meal anyway. We are all different. I always like(if I am up to it) on the first night to take a long and satisfying meal to get the whole vacation kick started in the right frame. Expensive or cheap, don't care, but it needs to be good.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
7 hours ago
so many places to see, so many restaurants to eat at, such a tough life............
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