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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: BillandElaine] #171131
09/20/2018 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
It's on the menu. It's called LUNCH!

Good one.

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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: pat] #171161
09/21/2018 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by pat
Coming from Belair it’s immediately before the bridge on the right. There’s very limited parking and best to get there well before the bridge openings so you can see the yachts lining up, assuming they’re back. Not to be missed, for sure. They serve great Eggs Benedict and their afternoon apps are yummy.


"limited" almost nonexistent!! Can 5 cars park there at the same time?


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171163
09/21/2018 04:08 PM
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It holds about 18 - 20 cars


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: BillandElaine] #171167
09/21/2018 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
It holds about 18 - 20 cars


That is considered huge, ample parking for SXM... in French "Il y a un grand parking"


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: sxmmartini] #171170
09/21/2018 05:09 PM
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Yes. More than that.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171188
09/22/2018 09:36 AM
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Is the little shopping plaza still there next to Royal Palm across the street from the Yacht Club? One could park there. When we stayed at RP we would just walk across the street. We really enjoyed the Yacht Club. The waiters and waitresses were always so friendly and we never had a complaint about the food. Can't wait to return.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171189
09/22/2018 09:42 AM
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Shopping plaza next to Royal Palm?


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: BillandElaine] #171193
09/22/2018 09:50 AM
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Yes. Right before the drawbridge. There were I think 2 gift shops (one was a Shipwreck Shop) and maybe a small business center. Maybe a mini grocery store. Unsure of the other shops.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: Renee] #171195
09/22/2018 09:53 AM
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Yes its still there if your talking about the shop that is on the lagoon side on the airport side of the bridge.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: SXMScubaman] #171201
09/22/2018 10:33 AM
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Scuba. Unsure about your description. You're better at those details than obviously I am. I just know if your looking at RP from the street the plaza is to the left of RP. And both are across the street from the Yacht Club. As RP is still not up and running, parking there might be an option as well.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171202
09/22/2018 10:34 AM
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On the lagoon side is the Coast Guard station, a fish market with resto's, the the Public Govt Service center, old Ricks place, perfume shop.....

On the bay side is the police station, McDonalds and a string of shops. Don't believe a grocery store is there.


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: Renee] #171206
09/22/2018 10:41 AM
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I don't think any of those shops by Royal Palm are open, and since RP itself is a construction zone and walled off from the beach, I doubt they would let you park in that parking lot either. Right NOW, since it's way low season, I doubt one would have an issue parking at the Yacht Club.


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: Renee] #171212
09/22/2018 10:48 AM
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That plaza is part of the Royal Palm and every thing is closed there. No parking is available as it is all fenced in for construction and it willl be that way untill it opens in 2020.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171213
09/22/2018 10:49 AM
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Yes, if you're talking about the shops right AT Royal Palm, they are all closed. You can't even get into the parking lot. It's a massive construction zone.


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171215
09/22/2018 10:49 AM
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Oops, sorry double posting at the same time


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: BillandElaine] #171216
09/22/2018 10:52 AM
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All of us at the same time. As they say great minds think alike.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: Carol_Hill] #171217
09/22/2018 11:01 AM
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It can get quite busy at happy hour/dinner time, even now. If it's full we either park down the road at closed businesses like Lee's, Skipjacks, or the other side of the bridge where Ric's was. Or get there just before 4.


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171218
09/22/2018 11:06 AM
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Understood. All good info as always! Hope to have this "problem" myself when we return next year.... LOL

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171220
09/22/2018 11:16 AM
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By next year, it will be totally different.


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: BillandElaine] #171221
09/22/2018 11:19 AM
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Yes. Skipjacks will be open by then and who knows what will be in lees old location.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: BillandElaine] #171222
09/22/2018 11:22 AM
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Surprised it's busy even now, but I forget that a lot of those places in that area are closed now. Any word on when Skipjacks will reopen??


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: Carol_Hill] #171230
09/22/2018 12:17 PM
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My contacts on island in the know say November.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: Carol_Hill] #171233
09/22/2018 12:22 PM
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There are a few places that have a huge local following and retain a decent crowd. During the day, it's very quiet.


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: BillandElaine] #171237
09/22/2018 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
It can get quite busy at happy hour/dinner time, even now. If it's full we either park down the road at closed businesses like Lee's, Skipjacks, or the other side of the bridge where Ric's was. Or get there just before 4.

"Where Rics was" You are talking ancient history.

Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: Carol_Hill] #171250
09/22/2018 04:38 PM
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Thank you, Carol. We luckily managed to get a week in last April 2017 but alas our Oct/Nov 2017 like everyone else's never happened. I have a different mobile carrier than previously so unsure how strong my signal will be on the island. I'll do my best to post but this trip is all about de-stressing. I doubt I'll post daily trip reports, they are consuming especially when uploading photos.

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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: fabila] #171254
09/22/2018 05:50 PM
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First, enjoy your trip! If you're able to post reports on island, that's great! If not, would love to hear about it afterward..


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171258
09/22/2018 06:47 PM
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We've talked to people in the know at the yacht club and they have heard about a November opening for Skipjacks also but having seen the very slow progress that they feel that is VERY optimistic.


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171471
09/26/2018 06:28 PM
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Well I am enjoying life on Anguilla

Do come visit!


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171478
09/26/2018 08:05 PM
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Where on Anguilla, Neil?


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171492
09/27/2018 05:25 AM
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West End, Four Seasons


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171494
09/27/2018 06:56 AM
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Of course!


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: NeilRooney] #171545
09/27/2018 07:21 PM
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Old Viceroy?

I'm partial to Malli.


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171564
09/27/2018 08:50 PM
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They raised the Passat from the bottom of the lagoon a couple of days ago. I guess they're going to clean it up and sink for a reef somewhere.


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Re: Sint Maarten Yacht Club [Re: dolfer] #171565
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I'd love that. Another dive site.

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