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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167872
08/16/2018 02:43 PM
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Royersford, PA (30m NW of Phil...
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Going back in December, we'll miss staying at Club Orient and having breakfast at Paradise View.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: Biturbo] #167873
08/16/2018 02:52 PM
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We had plans to use Paradise View for breakfast in April. It sounded wonderful!

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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167891
08/16/2018 06:23 PM
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Calmos and Hilmas. Many a lunch at Calmos turned into lunch,dinner, and sunset!

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167904
08/17/2018 07:42 AM
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First of all it would have to be Units C11A and C11B at Simpson Bay. Bought these timeshare units pre-construction in 1984. Views of Simpson Bay, Lagoon, and the Atlantic. Spent many happy years there even with the partial obstruction in recent years by SB Villas, and mature growth of trees . The C buildings and D building at SBRM were demolished as being "beyond economical repair" . Also will miss Dreams which we finally discovered a few years back.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: jrr1148] #167905
08/17/2018 08:31 AM
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C Building..... me too.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167909
08/17/2018 08:50 AM
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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: RonDon] #167917
08/17/2018 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by RonDon
Dreams, Le Pressoir, Skipjack's, Yellow Sub


So I thought I read somewhere that Skipjacks was rebuilding. Did that change or am I wrong about having read that? We love Skipjacks for a great meal and good service on the Dutch side.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: lcote] #167922
08/17/2018 10:37 AM
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Auburn, WA
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Supposed to reopen before end of this year. Lots of work being done.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: jrr1148] #167939
08/17/2018 11:54 AM
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Long Island, New York
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Originally Posted by jrr1148
First of all it would have to be Units C11A and C11B at Simpson Bay. Bought these timeshare units pre-construction in 1984. Views of Simpson Bay, Lagoon, and the Atlantic. Spent many happy years there even with the partial obstruction in recent years by SB Villas, and mature growth of trees . The C buildings and D building at SBRM were demolished as being "beyond economical repair" . Also will miss Dreams which we finally discovered a few years back.


I have friends who's C unit was demolished and correct me if I am wrong but you could still pay your maintenance and receive points.
I do not have much experience with points and timeshares but paying maintenance for a unit that does not exist and just receiving points is strange.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #167948
08/17/2018 04:03 PM
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Dreams, Dreams and did I mention Dreams

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168002
08/19/2018 01:46 AM
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Charles from Good Time Charlies. We've been visiting with Charles from when he was working near Paridisio. At any rate he has been our connection to Orient for a number of years. Before him, it was Roy (RIP). Roy took such good care of us both at Orient and in Grand Case. And if I dare go back a few years, Bikini Beach (from years ago/Elise) is also missed. Both Laura and Corina. I know that was long ago, but still missed. I'm sorry for the changes. But will be back to experience the new St. Martin in 2020. I feel it's okay to miss the people and places that helped us love the island. Dang. I think I need a Carib to help with these tears for the walk down memory lane.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168007
08/19/2018 07:28 AM
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New England (home), St. Maarte...
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I'll miss Busby's a lot as well...but especially Summit Resort, which was "our place" for many years and the first place we stayed at on our first personal trip to SXM in '78.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168038
08/19/2018 02:47 PM
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Georgia
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Calmos, need a mudslide! Alex come back.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: SXMScubaman] #168137
08/20/2018 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Supposed to reopen before end of this year. Lots of work being done.


So glad to hear Skipjack's is working on reopening. We would usually go there more than once on each visit. It had also become our traditional place for our "arrival" dinner upon returning to the island since it was nearby and "al fresco". Great food and ambience. Also miss their tuna carpaccio (yum, yum!!!)

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168144
08/21/2018 09:02 AM
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Dingy Dock isn't there?

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: dress] #168149
08/21/2018 09:23 AM
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St Maarten
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Dingy Dock is gone in Oyster Pond. Location is Simpson Bay is open.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: BillandElaine] #168156
08/21/2018 10:40 AM
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Auburn, WA
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
Dingy Dock is gone in Oyster Pond. Location is Simpson Bay is open.


And has some very good and interesting nightly specials.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: jmbcomms] #168264
08/22/2018 03:03 PM
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Long Island, New York
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Originally Posted by jmbcomms
I'll miss Busby's a lot as well...but especially Summit Resort, which was "our place" for many years and the first place we stayed at on our first personal trip to SXM in '78.


I agree Busby's is big void and Summit Resort was a favorite place to stay on short trips back while my villa was being built. Praying for a quiet hurricane season and my prayers go out to the Hawaiian islands this weekend.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168320
08/23/2018 10:01 AM
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Kansas City Missouri
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We miss the old Burger King that was in a TRUCK! I have a partial photo of it

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: kccouple] #168329
08/23/2018 10:44 AM
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Central Florida!
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Yes, I remember that place. I think that's the only fast food joint in SXM that we have ever eaten in!!


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168336
08/23/2018 12:17 PM
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original horny toad and lees

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168857
09/01/2018 01:46 PM
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Alamanda Resort. Great location and wonderful people

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168922
09/03/2018 08:14 AM
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Conway, SC 29526
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Turtle Pier for breakfast was my favorite. This place was sold not gone because of hurricane!

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: bigbobthib] #168925
09/03/2018 09:37 AM
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Bill still talks about the morning potatoes at Turtle Pier

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: bigbobthib] #168928
09/03/2018 09:53 AM
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Loved Turtle Pier. There was a saucy parrot!

Breakfasts were awesome! I like their creole dishes as well.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168940
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We did also. Had breakfast there a lot when in SXM and always ate there before our plane ride home. That was a loss for us!

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: LBI2SXM] #168947
09/03/2018 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by LBI2SXM
We did also. Had breakfast there a lot when in SXM and always ate there before our plane ride home. That was a loss for us!

Same for us.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168957
09/03/2018 05:00 PM
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i have missed Turtle Pier for years now. LOVED LOVED LOVED their Conch soup and the world's best Coconut Shrimp!!!!!

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168959
09/03/2018 05:13 PM
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St Maarten
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Shadow, who was the cook there for many years, had a lovely place just down the road after TP closed. Sadly gone after Irma. We bumped into Shadow about a month ago and he's trying to find a place to reopen but it's tough times.

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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: BillandElaine] #168970
09/03/2018 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
Shadow, who was the cook there for many years, had a lovely place just down the road after TP closed. Sadly gone after Irma. We bumped into Shadow about a month ago and he's trying to find a place to reopen but it's tough times.


OMG, I never put it together that it was Shadow under the boat that was him!!!

Isn't the Rusty Rocket in that place now?


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168982
09/03/2018 08:59 PM
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Across the parking lot. Seems they booted him out.


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Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: sxmmartini] #168997
09/04/2018 02:25 AM
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Going to miss Pizza Pasta, Skipjacks, Lees...TANTRA. Just to name a few.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: Slowgo18] #169018
09/04/2018 10:06 AM
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Skipjacks will be reopening.

Re: What places will you miss most? [Re: bigbobthib] #169100
09/05/2018 01:53 PM
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Long Island, NY
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We loved Turtle Pier. It’s so disheartening to drive by and see the property deteriorating and that was before Irma.


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