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Week 2 report from Divi & Final #189355
04/01/2019 10:03 AM
04/01/2019 10:03 AM
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Beacon, NY
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Week 2 3/23-3/29/19

Saturday is a quiet day here, as it is change over day. The weather been perfect so far. Sunday morning started with a bit of rain, but it was cleared out by 9:30 and the rest of week remained dry, hot & sunny.

Pretty much have the same routine every day. Up at 5:50am, set up beach chairs/umbrellas, get my exercise in, back to the room around 8:00, breakfast and on the beach by 9:00. Some drinks during the day and back to the room at 4:00pm. Couple of drinks, get cleaned up and out for dinner. Tough to take.

Dinners this week were at Chesterfield’s, IZI, Greenhouse(Pburg), Auberge Gourmand(Harmony Nights), Gizmo’s(Divi) and as is been our last night tradition, dinner at Mario Bistrot.

Checked out Friday morning, dropped the car off at Thrifty and on to the airport. We were a little early and the Delta counter was not opened. Waited for about 45 minutes, checked in and breezed thru Immigration/security and up to waiting area. There are not a lot of shops opened yet. A few small places to get some food, Bacchus, Domino’s, Johnnie Burgers, cheese & liqueur, one bar(Taluala’s) and a Shipwreck Shop. No jewelry, leather or sunglass shops yet.

The jetways are still not in operation, we left thru Gate 3 and walked to the plane. We tool off a few minutes late, but arrived back in JFK early and in our house by 8:45PM.

Overall it was a great 2 weeks and good to be back in SXM after not being able to go last year(went to Barbados) Both Divi and Belair and in great shape. Saw no activity at the old Great Bay Resort property. Still a lot of damage on the French side and some pockets of damage on the Dutch side.

Looking forward to next year and should I retire this year, possibly in November. I will post some pictures later in the week.



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Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189356
04/01/2019 10:10 AM
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Thanks for the report.


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Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189357
04/01/2019 10:11 AM
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Sounds like a perfect trip to me. Can’t wait for your photos.


Respectfully,

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Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189362
04/01/2019 10:46 AM
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Central Florida!
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Thanks for the report! We are traveling on Delta for the first time in a while this coming trip. What time did you arrive at the airport, that you were too early? Did you have a ramp to the plane or stairs?


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Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: Carol_Hill] #189363
04/01/2019 10:48 AM
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Beacon, NY
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Thanks for the report! We are traveling on Delta for the first time in a while this coming trip. What time did you arrive at the airport, that you were too early? Did you have a ramp to the plane or stairs?


Carol, We got to the airport around 10:30, Delta opened up a little after 11:00. We used stairs to get into the plane.



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Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189366
04/01/2019 11:01 AM
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OK, thanks so much for the info!


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Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189369
04/01/2019 11:31 AM
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Another perfect trip completed. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189380
04/01/2019 01:08 PM
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I've always loved Saturdays at Divi for the reason you stated and settle at the Infinity Pool, which I usually have all to myself. Thanks for your report.

66 days!


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Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189403
04/01/2019 04:02 PM
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Nice report. Glad you had a great time.

Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189451
04/02/2019 05:03 AM
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kind of mirrors my stay as well Mike

Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: jazzgal] #189452
04/02/2019 05:06 AM
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i hear u about the infinity pool Jazz, our unit is 234....bout 10 steps away, makes it easy for drinks etc etc

Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189478
04/02/2019 08:07 AM
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Nice report, thank you.

Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: bizzottom] #189553
04/02/2019 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bizzottom
i hear u about the infinity pool Jazz, our unit is 234....bout 10 steps away, makes it easy for drinks etc etc


Mine is 233!


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Re: Week 2 report from Divi & Final [Re: SANFILIP] #189564
04/02/2019 07:32 PM
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Thank you for taking the time to write and also post the photos on FB--enjoyed seeing the improvements to Divi and can't wait to go back!


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