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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 minute ago
Carol, the indoors may be an issue for us. Where we have been on the French side, I rarely see a mask. The servers at the lolos wore them, and the servers at La Villa, and I can't recall, but think the same at Ocean82. Virtually no patrons wear a mask at all, and many other places, like Capt Frenchies, the mask is worn by servers only to cover the chin, not the nose or mouth, I assume so it can be moved up to cover the nose and mouth in case an inspector comes by. That said, so far, we have not eaten "indoors" so far this trip, either completely outdoors - like Yellow Beach, the lolos, Le Telegraphe,. Rosies, or Orange Fever, or "indoors" at La Villa or Oceans 82 where you are sitting next to an open window with a pretty significant breeze. At a grocery store on the Dutch side, I saw quite a few masks, here at Leader Price, the bakeries and the convenience stores, masks are pretty uncommon.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
11 minutes ago
Oyster Pond plans to reopen this Friday, 3/5. with "expanded Italian menu". Good news.
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World Wide Travel
23 minutes ago
Where could this location be?

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World Wide Travel
28 minutes ago
Amsterdam or Paris are a better hub for direct flights
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SXM People Talk
1 hour ago
OK, since a discussion of that topic will take us nowhere good, will end this one here.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 hour ago
A light at the end of the tunnel... It would be great to see Club Orient rebuilt. Hopefully Captain Oliver’s resort and the marina will be next.
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US VI and Puerto Rico
2 hours ago
Wow, sounds like the USVI is very far along in the vaccination progress. Good for them!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago
WOW. SXM is very lucky that they did not take out the bridge. What a disaster that would have been for the island. Sounds like hopefully insurance will take care of the yacht club.
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British Virgin Islands
2 hours ago
If it’s on one ticket book it and go. If you miss the connection they will rebook you and you might be due compensation. Even if your not due compensation a polite email to their complaint department might get them to throw 10,000 miles at you. Don’t be afraid if they are rebooking you to request the next flight regardless of operating airline. They will auto rebook on their partners but you might get them to move you to a earlier flight on another carrier.
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US VI and Puerto Rico
3 hours ago
Coming soon / stealth opening - David Baysden of Driftwood Dave's and Shambles restaurants has opened a new business in Coral Bay. Pending final inspection and permits (any day) he is opening "Meals to Go" in the Isola building next to Dolphin Market that contains Jolly Dog, Zemi jewlery, and Salty Mongoose pizza. He has fresh local fish, shrimp/prawns, steaks, pulled pork, prepared meals, and specials including buttermilk brined fried chicken. All of his raw food is vacuum bagged and frozen as is the pulled pork.

I'll post more when he is officially open. He is a long time successful restaurateur and a solid guy. This will be a great addition for cruisers and those of us living here.

Cheers, RickG
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
3 hours ago
We had heard that Carole was managing La Playa beach bar and restaurant when my husband last reached out to her. I'll have to ask him how long ago that was but definitely after Bruno had left.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
5 hours ago
Carib, I forgot to add other pluses and minuses. On the minus, the street is pretty narrow, cars are parked in different areas, and people dart in and out, so it is hard to travel very quickly down the road. On the other hand, apparently there is a law that says if you are on a scooter , it is strictly prohibited to run it at a consistent throttle to keep it at a decent speed, and you are required instead to fully rev the throttle, then back off, then full rev, so that it sounds like WAW eh eh eh WAW eh eh eh WAW eh eh eh. Surprisingly, the noise, especially late at night, does not have the same soothing effect of the waves hitting the beach. On the plus side, it is great fun either sitting in the balcony, or even on the beach, and watch the planes come in to land at Grand Case . It is not like Maho, the sounds are pretty quiet, mostly smaller prop planes and a few larger planes, no big jets like at PJA, and it is interesting to see them as they try to straighten out on their approach, as they come in low over town.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
8 hours ago
It is free but a donation to the Red Cross might be nice.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
13 hours ago
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by captmonk
Will the BVI accept the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) RT-PCR Test Kit — SPUTUM?



No. Must be nasal.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 07:58 PM
Get an antigen test. Most place can get results in 15 minutes. In Jersey they are everywhere/ I can imagine there must some in Long island. They are $75. Can be reimbursed by most health insurances.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 07:07 PM
Just did my first vaccine and next one is on March 23rd same time.
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Charter Boat Reviews and Questions
Yesterday at 06:06 PM
The boat we are chartering is a 2020, so if they put tens of thousands of dollars into it, hopefully, it will be in good shape next month.
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Afloat
Yesterday at 05:38 PM
Well I know there is one cruise we will not reschedule so that is one lost. We have rescheduled everything else...for the end of this year or next year. I think we some of the lucky ones...we have not lost any money.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 03:29 PM
Thanks George - understand. I wouldn't be as concerned if we didn't have Verizon. Skyroam has been reported to work well in BVI so thinking it may be a good back-up to have.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 03:22 PM
The view from up there is to die for....and a great reason to spend quality time just enjoying it. We never watch TV in the evening (except for NFL playoffs) ...just sit out there and watch the yachts and planes and departing cruise ships (in normal times)
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 03:15 PM
Wonder where they came from with another 9500 miles left to get to Guam
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 02:43 PM
Bistrot Caraibes is closed on Saturdays if that is the night you tried.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 02:09 PM
I think the only better unit would be 580
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Jamaica's Resorts & Beaches
Yesterday at 02:07 PM
Travelhat...We are staying in Wheeling WV, Stamford CT, Newport RI, Centerville MA, Boston MA, Brunswick ME, Bretton Woods NH, Stowe VT, Cleveland OH. All hotels are booked.
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