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What places will you miss most? #167736
08/14/2018 08:55 PM
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Long Island, New York
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Post Irma has changed the landscape. What places will you miss most on your return visit to SXM?

For me it would be Dinghy Dock in Oyster Pond and Busby's on Dawn Beach.


"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." Mae West
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167737
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Calmos cafe if they don't open & jewels in paradise who didn't reopen.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: jeepers] #167738
08/14/2018 09:02 PM
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Calmos Cafe will be on my list... so liked that place. I think they have plans to reopen? No?


"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." Mae West
Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167739
08/14/2018 09:17 PM
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LaPlaya beach bar, Dreams, Paradise View.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: fabila] #167741
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Dreams was very nice, never really checked out Laplaya?


"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." Mae West
Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167742
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167744
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Lee's and Skipjacks.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167745
08/14/2018 10:40 PM
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167747
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: SXMScubaman] #167748
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Lee's and Skipjacks.



Yes I agree I will miss these places a as well...


"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." Mae West
Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167754
08/15/2018 07:22 AM
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167756
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Had my heart set on Dreams last April after hearing such great things, but that can't happen now, sadly. Will miss Busby's and Perch.



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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167758
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167763
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Hilmas and Ti Bouchon.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167765
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Club O and Perch

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167767
08/15/2018 09:00 AM
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Good question, although many of the answers so far cover places that will reopen (hopefully). For a place that will not reopen, my answer is Dreams. A million times over. Dreams... [Linked Image]


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167768
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167781
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Linda and I will surely miss Lees. Hopefully he brings back his work crew and great mahi mahi. Dreams is another place we always liked. Our favorite of all, or close to our favorite, was Palm Beach, over in Orient Beach. Nice staff, great food and fun waves! Luckily we didn't have to say The Horny Toad Guesthouse. Fortunately that will be back. Both of us will be back late February or early March. We can't wait!

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167783
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Coco Beach at Orient Beach and their caramel rum

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167785
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The “Old Airport”


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167791
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I will kick in with Skipjacks, which I have heard has intentions to re-open, and Busby's, which I have heard will not. If I have those facts wrong, someone please let me know!


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: fabila] #167793
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La Playa is coming back. We'll miss Dreams, which is not reopening, but at least we can get the magic of Bruno at La Playa.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167796
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Hilma's for me.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: ruralcarrier] #167798
08/15/2018 04:37 PM
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Is Hilma's for sure not reopening?


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: Carol_Hill] #167800
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I have not heard anything indicating she is. Supposedly the trailer was destroyed. It was mentioned she was sighted, possibly working elsewhere, but I have not been able to confirm that.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167801
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I wanted to add Pedro's having known him for 36 years! awwww


"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." Mae West
Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: ruralcarrier] #167802
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167806
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Anse Marcel Beach Restaurant, Dreams.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167819
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167822
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167825
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167826
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Hoping my three will all come back.....Club O, Dreams and the 747

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167828
08/15/2018 11:08 PM
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Busby's, hands down. The rest of it is inconvenient but temporary, but damn, Busby's was such a fine place.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: PelicanPirate] #167842
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Pelican--Dreams is gone for good. The 747 too, I think.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: Carol_Hill] #167849
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Sadly don't think you will see the 747 for passengers again. Although KLM still has few yet they will be retired. Air France (KLM's parent) has retired its remaining 747 passenger jets and Delta (KLM ) partner flew its last earlier this year


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167854
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Lynette's and her lobster crepes (lol)


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: lina] #167863
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Originally Posted by lina
Lynette's and her lobster crepes (lol)


Lynette's was gone way before Irma! wink
I loved it there.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: Carol_Hill] #167866
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Well as the memory of the hurricane fades and business picks up, maybe something like dreams would resurect.

As for my beloved 747. KLM loves it, as does Lufthansa. Lufthansa has new ones so they will carry on.
KLM reportedly has 13 left in service with plans to fly until summer 2021. They still take it to Curacao of all places which we saw in February.

KLM appreciates the novelty and is planning several flights in January 2019 to the consumer electronics show.

I suspect when the Swan Song for the Queen of the Skies comes, there will be a farewell tour and given that the King is a KLM pilot, I wouldnt be surprised to see her make at least one more passenger visit or a whole month of last visits in the winter of 2020/2021.

At least I can hope. I bet they do. They are too smart and too cool not too.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: PelicanPirate] #167868
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"They still take it to Curacao of all places which we saw in February."
They have always taken it to Curacao when leaving SXM to refuel and drop passengers.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: SXMScubaman] #167870
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I know. But curacao isnt mumbai, nairobi, johanesburg, toronto, delhi, hong kong, or bangkok. Its Curacao. So there has to be a tad of sentamental emotion in that operational decision to keep sending it to Curacao.

Im hoping for a bit of that to translate into an SXM encore before the end.

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