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First thing you will do in SXM? #229269
07/04/2020 08:50 AM
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Eastern NC, N Topsail Beach
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I know for us, it be to take back possession of R69, and rightfully so! With Leslie’s help of coarse!! Take for a spin and just have some normal FUN!

And then grab a cooler of beer and RELAX by the pool in some shade facing the ocean! Cannot wait! I think we ALL deserve a well needed vacation!

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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229272
07/04/2020 09:07 AM
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Same as with you, after the obligatory trip to the grocery store, sit and admire the view!

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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: Carol_Hill] #229276
07/04/2020 09:27 AM
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Yes, we will do exactly the same: stop at the grocery store on the way to the condo from the airport and then sit and watch the sun set!

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: Carol_Hill] #229277
07/04/2020 09:31 AM
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Great pictures Carol, looks as if we were there right now! I’ll even take the dark clouds again!

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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229278
07/04/2020 09:46 AM
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SXMfox--those are some dark clouds, for sure! Wish I was there..


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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229287
07/04/2020 11:10 AM
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Go pick up my storage box with my Grey Goose and have a drink on my top unit at Flamingo admiring the view.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229291
07/04/2020 12:07 PM
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Just relax and enjoy being back at BSV
away from all the worries.


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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: The_Lurker] #229295
07/04/2020 12:25 PM
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Very nice pictures! Thanks!


Carol Hill
Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMScubaman] #229296
07/04/2020 12:26 PM
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Scubaman--you have alcohol left over?? shocked


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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: Carol_Hill] #229301
07/04/2020 12:35 PM
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I always make sure I have a bottle waiting for me while I unpack. Priorities. 😁

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMScubaman] #229302
07/04/2020 12:37 PM
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Oh, we head straight for the grocery store, as soon as we throw the bags in the unit. Unpacking waits much later!


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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229307
07/04/2020 12:50 PM
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Cocktails first. Then shopping. 👍

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229324
07/04/2020 02:43 PM
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SXMFox---depends when you're going 'cause I have "dibs" on R69!!!

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229326
07/04/2020 02:57 PM
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Stop by local grocery for beer, water and cat food. Pop a beer at the registration desk of GCBC and exhale loudly. Find and feed cats. Look for old friends/acquaintances, but refrain from feeding them. Enjoy a local meal in town, ideally Villa Royale. Probably not this year, though.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229328
07/04/2020 03:20 PM
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Last few trips it has been "punch" at Dany's before going even to where we are staying but it is always changing. Usually it is drop off the bags and head for a bar, unpacking can be done at a later time or the next day. This next trip it will probably be a cab to Le Petit where we have a few extra nights before our normal stay begins, drop off the bags and well.....find a bar!


I prefer the Isle seat
Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229330
07/04/2020 03:31 PM
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Quick stop for half & half for morning coffee and some Carib and wine for the evening...Drop the bags in the room...open them up just to get appropriate attire (tee & shorts)....wander from SBR down to BBB for ribs and Caribs....main shopping is for day 2

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229341
07/04/2020 07:07 PM
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Hope to do the same thing we do every year, this time scheduled for December. Pickup the rental car at the airport, stop at Pineapple Pete's for a grouper burger and a beer, stop at the grocery store, then "home" to Belair.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229342
07/04/2020 07:14 PM
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Yep it seems like we are all ready to get back as soon as possible, us included! Let’s put this stuff behind us, see what the future brings, and just have fun, so with that in mind. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY! This is the title of this particular photo, sitting up in a villa overlooking Dawn Beach, enjoy! Sure wish I had R69 back then!

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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229345
07/04/2020 07:51 PM
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Hope for one of these

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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: TravelHat] #229347
07/04/2020 09:47 PM
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Now that’s a good one TH!

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: RonDon] #229348
07/04/2020 09:52 PM
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That’s a good question RonDon. I think quite a few folks on this board have dibs on the same R69. We will have to start a lottery!

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229385
07/05/2020 07:51 PM
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First stop on way from airport in rental car is usually to Buccaneer BB for attitude adjustment hour. After 10 to 12 hours in travel status it we now understand it is a necessary procedure after not eating enough on the plane and a short night of sleep. Everything seems a little better after two baby Heinekens and a cheeseburger.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229387
07/05/2020 08:15 PM
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I wish we had some idea when our dreams will come true.....I see no SXM travel for along time for us

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: kccouple] #229388
07/05/2020 08:20 PM
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You and many others too.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229398
07/06/2020 11:13 AM
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We have stayed at numerous places over the 24 years we have been traveling to St. Maarten and our routine has changed some over the years. Back in the day, we would stop at Cheri's for a late lunch (we were friends with Chester who worked there) before heading to Sapphire to check in. We have stayed at the old Pelican, Sapphire, Royal Islander Club La Plage and La Terrasse, Atrium, La Vista, Rainbow Beach Club, Grand Case Beach Club, and numerous private rentals. Our routine now includes my grocery shopping while the wife unpacks. Upon my return, I make rum punches (recipe given upon request) which we enjoy while we take in the view from our balcony. Then on to dinner--restaurant is determined depending on how much energy we still have left. We were supposed to be on the island right now with over two weeks left of our vacation. Booked for next May and desperately hoping we make it.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229401
07/06/2020 11:30 AM
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We always stay at Oyster Bay so there is always a mandatory stop for groceries upon arrival so that we have our Caribs and limes to get us started along with some breakfast foods. Hit the pool and listen to the waves. I have never actually gone to the beach on my arrival day. Always seems to late in the day after the airport and checking in at the resort. Really hope to be there in August, but our numbers in the states don't look to promising.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: The_Lurker] #229402
07/06/2020 11:39 AM
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Nice pic's. We have the SXM heat here in Ct. but, don't have cold beer poolside like at OBBR.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229403
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2 rum punches at the pool bar at the Sonesta Maho ....head to the railing over looking the ocean and Maho beach and just breathe.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: actionone] #229405
07/06/2020 12:00 PM
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It's amazing, that first DEEP breath, looking at the ocean, huh?? [Linked Image]


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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: Carol_Hill] #229406
07/06/2020 12:04 PM
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I was thinking the same thing Carol! Actionone said it right, just breath, the smell is amazing, like none other on earth!

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: bonsie] #229417
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Originally Posted by bonsie
Nice pic's. We have the SXM heat here in Ct. but, don't have cold beer poolside like at OBBR.



We do have the heat here in Ct. for sure, but not the sxm
breezes to cool it down either.

Nothing like it!!

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229571
07/09/2020 02:35 PM
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Kiss the tarmac, check in at the Divi, then head for the beaches !!


Paradise is an island in the Caribbean!
Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229572
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Check in and dump the luggage, run for happy hour at the beach bar, then take a swim!



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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229574
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Show them my negative covid test and pray at this point.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: zeus1963] #229576
07/09/2020 03:51 PM
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Way to buzz-kill, there zeus! laugh


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Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: SXMFOX] #229579
07/09/2020 04:42 PM
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Sorry, this year has been a buzz-kill in too many ways.

Re: First thing you will do in SXM? [Re: zeus1963] #229586
07/09/2020 06:39 PM
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That's for sure, zeus. Missed my June trip..


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