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Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> #177293
12/06/2018 12:52 PM
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Looking for ideas for good food / good music / fun things to do - only have a couple of days

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Re: Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> [Re: Allan] #177303
12/06/2018 02:59 PM
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Relax!
Enjoy at least two NEW TO YOU beaches.
Eat!
Drink!
Start planning another and longer trip?

In forty plus years of annual trips I’ve only experienced two less than wonderful meals on the island and one of those places was totally destroyed due to the wrath of Irma. I would strongly recommend you try Marks Place if you haven’t already or if you enjoy mussels in particular though all is good and reasonably priced for the huge portions served there.

Another great - in my opinion anyway - dining spot for lunches on the beach is Friars Bay Beach Club at Friars Bay between LaSavanne (Sp?) and Grand Case.

The new hot spot for partying seems to be the Hole in the Wall at Maho but the Dinghy Dock always gets good reviews. And Juggies Place, too. A serious favorite of ours is the Yacht Club at the bridge in Simpson Bay for breakfast, lunches or happy hour and yacht watching at the bridge opening times.

We particularly enjoy Bar Code at Cupecoy for light meals and drinks.

Last edited by pat; 12/06/2018 03:13 PM.

Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> [Re: Allan] #177305
12/06/2018 03:41 PM
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Aloha,
I would echo Pat on Friars Bay Beach Club, I would say that is the best upper level place to spend a day on island. Beach is nice, food and service excellent.

Our other favorites this trip would be The Palms for dinner or lunch which is a regular spot for us, and Emilio's which was excellent for dinner.
Enjoy,
Todd

Re: Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> [Re: Allan] #177311
12/06/2018 03:58 PM
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Eat
Drink
Swim
Sleep
Repeat


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Re: Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> [Re: Allan] #177312
12/06/2018 04:30 PM
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Sunset Beach Bar " Watch the Planes"
Casino " Gamble "
Happy Bay " Secluded Beach Near Friar's Bay"
Philipsburg " Shopping"
Mary Boon's " Breakfast or Lunch and walk to Karacter's "

Re: Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> [Re: Allan] #177322
12/06/2018 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Allan
Looking for ideas for good food / good music / fun things to do - only have a couple of days


I am thinking Orient Beach is a must.
Philipsburg is a must.
Simpson Bay for evening food and music.
Maybe check out Loterie Farms.
5? St. Barts day ferry trip...


"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." Mae West
Re: Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> [Re: Allan] #177372
12/07/2018 08:29 AM
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OMG - So many great ideas - thanks everyone for your input - I will try at least three new places that are suggested on this blog - 24hrs to paradise

Re: Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> [Re: Allan] #177485
12/08/2018 06:51 PM
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How did Day 1 go? Where did you go??

Re: Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> [Re: Allan] #177815
12/12/2018 04:57 AM
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So what did you end up doing with all the suggestions?

Re: Any ideas for 5 things I must do while in SXM this weekend> [Re: Allan] #177816
12/12/2018 05:18 AM
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And no one mentioned the parrot sanctuary - Parotte Ville. A unique experience and lots of fun.

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