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Happy Sunday #173512
10/28/2018 08:47 AM
10/28/2018 08:47 AM
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Yonkers, NY
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We've noticed several different fisherman out in front or close to our villa this last week. Some are using poles and others nets. We only saw one person catch a fish. First time in all of our years here that we've seen them fishing on the beach.

Another day well spent lounging around Beachside Villas. We spent a good part of the day at the beach after David went to Maho express for a newspaper and a cup of coffee for me , which has become a daily ritual. We’ve mostly eaten breakfast in the villa although a few mornings we picked up croissants. Sadly the quality at Zee Best is not what it used to be. The regular croissant was chewy and not flakey. The almond which was always my favorite was just ok. The crossaints at Jules have been much better.

At the end of the day before the sunsets we typically meet up with our friends at the pool and yesterday was no exception. This trip we occupy 5 villas and a good number of us live close to each other back home where we can spend time together throughout the year when not in SXM.

We decided to eat alone last night at a fairly new restaurant called Jamtillean on Welfare Rd. They serve West Indian food with an emphasis on Jamaican. They are located on the marina with their larger dining space outdoors with a roof. There is also an indoor area with a nice bar and several tables and couches. The space is nice and inviting and they had a DJ last night who played good music. It would be a fun place to go with a group. We went on the early side so were the only diners but they were setting up a few larger tables for a party. They are cash only at this time. David had the grilled jerk mahi-mahi and I had the red snapper Escovitch. Both were very good and served with a salad and your choice of side dish. I went with rice & peas. With a glass of wine and a rum punch plus 15% service charge our bill was $67.

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Re: Happy Sunday [Re: fabila] #173518
10/28/2018 09:26 AM
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Looks nice. DId you get any food porn pics? I'm guessing they have creole dishes as well? It's on our list to try. Located where the former Avantika was I believe.


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Re: Happy Sunday [Re: fabila] #173519
10/28/2018 09:28 AM
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I've never seen people fishing out front of Beachside either. Glad your trip continues to go well!!


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Re: Happy Sunday [Re: Carol_Hill] #173521
10/28/2018 09:32 AM
10/28/2018 09:32 AM
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We once witnessed a pretty large shark caught in front of Horny Toad. Not fishing from shore but the bait was taken out in a kayak to deep water and then the shark was caught and landed.


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Re: Happy Sunday [Re: Carol_Hill] #173523
10/28/2018 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
I've never seen people fishing out front of Beachside either. Glad your trip continues to go well!!


They've been fishing daily. Most are farther down into the corner near El Zafiro. Many are on the rocks/cliff at the end, probably near BadBenni. There's also been a little boat below the location where people on the cliff are. Must be bountiful over there!

A few years ago there was someone fishing off Karakters (old owners) and they cooked it up for them.


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Re: Happy Sunday [Re: BeachKitten] #173534
10/28/2018 10:14 AM
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No further down. Same side. You pull into driveway where several apts are. Very small sign.. If you're at Tropicana you've gone too far.

Look on there page for menu. Curry goat, oxtail stew. More Jamaican emphasis

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Re: Happy Sunday [Re: BeachKitten] #173535
10/28/2018 10:19 AM
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It is located where Panlaan used to be I believe. Nice location on the water.




Re: Happy Sunday [Re: islandgem] #173539
10/28/2018 11:01 AM
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I think so, Elizabeth. And BeachKitten, no food porn photos last night, lighting was challenging.

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Re: Happy Sunday [Re: islandgem] #173542
10/28/2018 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by islandgem
It is located where Panlaan used to be I believe. Nice location on the water.



Thanks, had my Thai confused. (Not to be confused with a mai Thai! Lol)


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Re: Happy Sunday [Re: islandgem] #173569
10/28/2018 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by islandgem
It is located where Panlaan used to be I believe. Nice location on the water.

Yes. That is the location.

Re: Happy Sunday [Re: fabila] #173570
10/28/2018 02:57 PM
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Oxtail stew was fantastic when we ate there.

Re: Happy Sunday [Re: ruralcarrier] #173571
10/28/2018 03:00 PM
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Auburn, WA
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I hope the released the shark unharmed as they are protected in those waters.

Re: Happy Sunday [Re: SXMScubaman] #173587
10/28/2018 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
I hope the released the shark unharmed as they are protected in those waters.

From what I recall, they did but it was a fun time watching them bring it in.


J.D.
Re: Happy Sunday [Re: ruralcarrier] #173606
10/28/2018 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
I hope the released the shark unharmed as they are protected in those waters.

From what I recall, they did but it was a fun time watching them bring it in.

That's good to know.

Re: Happy Sunday [Re: BeachKitten] #173684
10/29/2018 06:05 PM
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Yes Beach Kitten ; they fish sometimes off the rocks below Bayview Villas. Many fishermen fish from the beach by El Zafiro as well. I don't know how they get on the rocks as the water is fairly deep there but somehow some do. It isn't that safe for them to fish there for they carry their bait and rods and other equipment. They cannot enter from the property as it is walled off securely .

Re: Happy Sunday [Re: fabila] #173686
10/29/2018 06:14 PM
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We tried to find Jamtillian several times and never had any luck.


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Re: Happy Sunday [Re: dolfer] #173693
10/29/2018 09:06 PM
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To bad. You'll have to find it next trip if still there. Restaurants seem to come and go at that location.


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