Day 16 - Started off with a heavy rainstorm including thunder. Good though, the Island is very dry. After the customary croissants it was off to the Rambaud area to visit long time SXM friends Paul and Carol. After catching up a little and almost being noon it was decided to go to a lunch favorite of Paul and Carol's, O'Plongeoir in Marigot. Betty and I split a Chicken Caesar Salad. On the way home Betty and I decided we needed a Carousel ice cream. Got a buck off the cost using my Magic of the Caribbean card. Dinner tonight was at Snoopy's. Our waitress, Elizabeth, also served us last night at Hole In The Wall. She even remember what I ordered. That's pretty impressive considering the number of people on Friday night. We split a Fish and Chips($23.).
Norm--guess you are counting down to the last couple of days! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us. I note that you are sharing meals with Betty on occasion. I wonder, have you been charged a plate splitting fee, as I know some restaurants do that.
OK, thanks. Perhaps it is at higher end places. I have heard it mentioned before. We often share an app or a soup or a dessert, but not an entre. Never been charged in SXM for sharing, but haven't shared an entre..
I love that you two split meals! We’re the same. This way you can sample many different places every day without breaking the wallet or wasting food. But I won’t split my wine 😂. Thanks for your posts! Have a safe trip back.
We went to Mark’s Place on recommendation from this forum in November and were disappointed. I had lasagna & my husband had the mushroom chicken. We are here now & would give it another try. The seafood pasta would be good for my husband but I don’t like seafood, what would you suggest? I know people recommended the ribs but my favorite are Jimbo’s so I am looking for something else. Thank you for any recommendations.
Mark's Place has always had a decent burger if that interests you or I would consider something off of their specials board. Ribs are tasty and falling off the bone any time I have had them but I do not know how they compare to Jimbo's. Hope you have a better experience this time.
Hey Norm! Great reporting for your entire trip. When you started here in St. Maarten, we were in the states and are now in Mont Vernon. We also had a deluge with thunder and lightning. Don't believe I have ever experienced the thunder here much less lightening in all of the years traveling to this favorite island. Bob
The year Irma hit while we were there in May there was a thuder storm so vicious it was unbelievable. The storm was right on top of us and there were multiple lightning strikes all around us. Very unsettling.
We ate at Mark's several times when we were on the island in Dec/Jan. Lisa thought the lamb was fantastic. I had some great steaks. Even a simple burger and fries is a winner and as stated the ribs are very good.