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Glad to be going back after 6 years! #167173
08/03/2018 04:33 PM
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I'm glad to be going back to the island, but unfortunately under sad circumstances. I'm turning 50 next year. I've been to the island twice and always did great things from advice from this forum. Does anyone have something really unique that my wife and I haven't done? We are going to try to get to St. Barths or Anguilla this time. We haven't been to either. But on St. Martin itself??? Thanks in advance! Glad to be back with this forum.

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Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167174
08/03/2018 04:40 PM
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Why sad? Island is coming along and the islanders are welcoming.

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167176
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I think he is sad because he is turning 50 yikes

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167179
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I hope that's all it is! Heck - 50 is the new 40 and we're past both! :-)

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167184
08/03/2018 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Britt Husman
I'm glad to be going back to the island, but unfortunately under sad circumstances. I'm turning 50 next year. I've been to the island twice and always did great things from advice from this forum. Does anyone have something really unique that my wife and I haven't done? We are going to try to get to St. Barths or Anguilla this time. We haven't been to either. But on St. Martin itself??? Thanks in advance! Glad to be back with this forum.


Geez, fifty? Lucky you - you’re still a young ‘un!

Unique day trip, IMHO, is Saba. StB and AXA are each gorgeous but they’re both more of the same and a beach is a beach is a beach. Or so it is to me.......... But Saba is beautiful and totally different as is the approach by air or sea.

Unique to SXM, while I doubt it would be my cup of tea, but the Emilio Wilson Park has been developed into a tourist area complete with a sky tram, for want of a better name, that will afford you some of the most incredible views of the island and all the surrounding areas along with what’s been touted as being one of the best restaurants on the island located in a restored original building on the site.


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167185
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I just made sixty lol! And feeling excellent.

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167186
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When you have hit a 1/2 century mark

Eat a whole lobster @ ... others can fill in the blanks

Do a Yoga Class @ ... others can fill in the blanks

Rent a Jeep instead of a fart box!

Meet another couple and invite them to dinner. We did that and OMG it was so much fun. He was a pilot we met at SSBB.

Go skinny-dipping!

Get a Massage!


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Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Kennys] #167187
08/03/2018 09:22 PM
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Same here at 71

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167191
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How about making your own perfume? Since I'm almost 70, the name escapes me but somebody here will tell you.

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167192
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Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167196
08/04/2018 10:40 AM
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Joined TTOL at 50! Have fun! Be 67 on Monday.Been to the Island a bunch of times,but been a couple years.Going to try to get back soon. Have a great birthday.Met a lot of great people through this ! KP

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167197
08/04/2018 11:40 AM
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You guys are all making me feel old (74 on7/20, but still enjoying everything, even motorcycling, as much as ever). We'll be going back for the 1st time in 3 years in Dec. - I think the 23rd visit. Looking forward to renewing acquaintances (especially Chloe & Thierry) - kept in touch via FB - and making new ones. Many of our fav restaurants have reopened and also new ones to try. I echo SXMMartini's last 2 suggestions. And, yes Pat, a beach is a beach is a beach.


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Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167205
08/04/2018 03:51 PM
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There is also zip lining at Loterie Farm on the French side. And they have cabanas you can rent around their beautiful pool. It's a nice day in the "forest."


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Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: SXMScubaman] #167226
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Because I am turning 50!

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167228
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Britt--most of us here are older than 50 and know that life begins at 50!!! grin 50 is just a number, like any number. You are only as old as you feel.


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Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Biturbo] #167231
08/05/2018 04:49 PM
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As a fellow Pennsylvanian, I have always appreciated your input to this board. We just booked tickets yesterday with AA for Dec/Jan. I can relate on other levels since we have been vacationing in SXM for more than 30 years and missed for the first time last year. Will be 72 later this month so I can also relate to later middle age crazy.

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167233
08/05/2018 06:16 PM
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Or a unique boat tour
www.souaigadestinations.com
Lot's of fun and a great value.

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: soualigacapt] #167241
08/06/2018 12:23 AM
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Thank you for the kind words, Tom in Hershey.


"It's a magic kind of medicine, that no doctor could prescribe." JB
Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167246
08/06/2018 10:26 AM
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Hmmm. Still pondering your question.

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: soualigacapt] #167247
08/06/2018 10:33 AM
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The link didn't work.

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167249
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Emilio Wilson Park, Loterie Farm, and the jeep all sound great. My wife might like the perfume. Saba is something to think about, but now sure how well I'd like it if no beaches and difficult to get into the water.

I have eaten a whole lobster on the island that was huge and recommend that to all who can splurge. We met a couple at one of the beach bars one visit from Europe and we went out to dinner. Totally awesome time! We haven't been to Cupecoy beach yet??? We rode a speedboat around the whole island last time. Worth it!!! I tell these adventures to our friends who go to Caribbean islands and stay at the All Inclusive s and they look at us like we are crazy. I love the people there and love the island!

Where should my "celebration" meal be at?

We go on Tiko Tiko every visit and I certainly wanted to go this time. It sounds like Tiko is down for a long while. Are there any catamaran replacements for this trip?

I think I've been to all the beaches on the French side. Are there any "secret" onces on the Dutch?

Thanks again for all your help. Many of the people on the forum are still here from my last visit. My wife thinks I have all the skills at gathering this great info. And, if you are on the island next 4th of July, beers are on me!

Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167257
08/06/2018 12:46 PM
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A great celebration meal would be at Bistrot Caraibes or L'Auberge Gourmand, both in Grand Case.
We had a great trip on the catamaran Funseaker out of Anse Marcel. We've known the captain for many years from when he worked at Grand Case Beach Club. If you're on Face Book, Funseaker has a page.
Also a website:
funseaker.com

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Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: Britt Husman] #167290
08/07/2018 12:46 AM
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For an excellent catamaran trip contact Captain Neil at Enigma/Celine 3. He offers the best cruises on the island including the best food onboard.It will be a day you will never forget!



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Re: Glad to be going back after 6 years! [Re: SeaStar] #167291
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Originally Posted by SeaStar
The link didn't work.


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