Traveltalkonline.com Forums


SXM Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors SXM Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics33,263
Posts260,137
Members25,750
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
bdeeley 103
kim 47
pat 47
jazzgal 45
Member Spotlight
YachtReprise
YachtReprise
Chicago
Posts: 462
Joined: May 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
ACTON, kygirl, makeshiftwings
Who's Online Now
37 registered members (jenniboston, KirkB, bdeeley, Wingman, Whitesail, Husker, Sunnykm, Jeannius, jeepers, anet_scot, gomer36, Fred, PrairieGirl, Zanshin, mdldgl, BeachKitten, dvesc, StMartinFan, Brooke Lynn, richard4th, SANFILIP, Todd, Kennys, SXMBND, ecm56, BillS, Jersey1, MrEZgoin, JandIrene, 8 invisible), 178 guests, and 74 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Day 6 - October 9 #236660
10/10/2020 11:42 AM
10/10/2020 11:42 AM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,098
RI
jomarc Offline OP
Traveler
jomarc  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,098
RI
SXM Day 6 – October 9, 2020

This morning’s walk took us to Maho again and we finally got to see a small airplane fly in over the beach and onto the runway.

We thought we’d shake things up a bit today and try a different beach. We took a short drive to Cupecoy and paid $5 to park in the lot. Set up our chairs next to the only accessible “cave”. There were two chairs set up there already, with someone’s towels, hat and stuff, but no people. We were on the beach for close to three hours and they never showed up. It reminds me of what people do on cruise ships. Ugh! Anyway, there were only six of us on the beach. I really love this beach for the scenery, but there was no breeze today and you can’t easily get in and out of the ocean. Thankfully it sprinkled on and off and we had fun feeding the birds little bits of our Pringle chips. We bought two ham sandwiches at Super U yesterday, and found that one was large enough to share. So we packed the second sandwich and enjoyed a nice lunch on the beach. We washed the sandwich down with SXM Beer and a Carib. Life is good.

We headed back to the villa and noticed that Sunset Beach bar was open this afternoon. We spent the afternoon soaking in the pool. The sun was very hot today and the pool water was quite warm. Tonight's sunset was another beautiful one.

At 6:30 we were meeting Kamal, Deepti and her daughter Reina for dinner at La Rosa Too. in all of our 30+ trips to the island, we've never dined there. While waiting outisde we noticed several cute kittens in front of the medical center. Then we noticed a cat on the roof of the building across the street. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!

Our friends joined us a short while later. Marc and I both agree that Deepti’s daughter is an absolute doll. Like mother, like daughter. Deepti told us that she was shy, but that was not the case as she was smiling and dancing around, We were the only ones dining at the restaurant at 6:30, and the service was very attentive. It was nice getting to know Kamal a bit more. He’s truly a gentleman with a warm smile and a big heart. We enjoyed a nice bottle of French rose, several appetizers – salmon carpaccio, mushroom risotto and a spinach dip. All very good! Our dinners were excellent – chicken in a pepper sauce, chicken marsala and a seafood pasta dish. Reina dined on her own Salmon Carpaccio dish. Quite impressive for a young girl! Marc and I passed on dessert, but Deepti ordered a tiramisu to go. How that woman keeps her slender figure, I have no idea! Time went by so quickly and it was sad to see the evening come to an end.

On the way home, we drove by Hole in the Wall, where Bobby was performing to a crowd of about 2 people. I really wanted to stop by, but Marc said it was time to head home. Lights out at 10PM…


Jo-

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
SXM Sponsors
Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236663
10/10/2020 11:55 AM
10/10/2020 11:55 AM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 13,527
Brookfield, CT.
pat Offline
Traveler
pat  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 13,527
Brookfield, CT.
The chair reserving business always pi$$es me off but there will always be those who do this. When we still had our timeshare, there we’re a few who would have their golfing husbands grab their chairs and umbrellas at 6-6:30 am and mark them with towels and such. We would watch them do this from our unit. One day they tied up four chairs, two small tables and two umbrellas first thing in the morning and by 3:00 in the afternoon, they still hadn’t shown up to occupy them. The Towers people said if it ever became an issue, their belongings could be removed after an hour. The hour wait was because many would spend the morning at the pool but return to their units to have lunch and then come back to the pool. It was never a problem for us personally as we are usually early morning people but I will always consider that to be an an UGLY habit of those who do it. Can’t believe people would do that on a beach, however.

Glad you enjoyed LaRosa, Too. It’s long been a favorite of ours and my only surprise is that you’d never been there before. Sounds like Jeff really knows his restaurants well.

Your trip sounds so perfect and totally relaxing. Thank you again for sharing it with all of us.😊😊


Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
them."
Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236664
10/10/2020 12:47 PM
10/10/2020 12:47 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,759
Auburn, WA
SXMScubaman Offline
Traveler
SXMScubaman  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,759
Auburn, WA
I've had the belongings removed from chairs after no one showed up after over an hour wai at the Flamingot. If and when they did return, which was many hours later, I just told them to talk to the pool/beach person. It was usually the same people too.

Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236668
10/10/2020 01:01 PM
10/10/2020 01:01 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,376
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,376
Central Florida!
Thanks for the continuing report! Sounds lovely!!


Carol Hill
Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236677
10/10/2020 02:36 PM
10/10/2020 02:36 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,095
Portland, OR
jazzgal Offline
Traveler
jazzgal  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,095
Portland, OR
Although I regularly go to Le Moulin Fou, I have never been to La Rosa Too. Will put that on the list for a future trip.


[Linked Image]
Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236679
10/10/2020 02:59 PM
10/10/2020 02:59 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,334
Ohio
ruralcarrier Offline
Traveler
ruralcarrier  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,334
Ohio
Thanks for another informative installment. Great to get first-hand reporting.


J.D.
Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236681
10/10/2020 03:58 PM
10/10/2020 03:58 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 630
C
CaribLee Offline
Traveler
CaribLee  Offline
Traveler
C
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 630
Thanks for the report. La Rosa Too has long been a favorite of ours going back many many years. It has changed hands several times through the years but has remained surprisingly consistent. Looking forward to going back during our May trip.

Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: CaribLee] #236700
10/10/2020 09:11 PM
10/10/2020 09:11 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,486
Kennys Online content
Traveler
Kennys  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,486
After the the "Old Lady" left way back ,we never went back.

Last edited by Kennys; 10/10/2020 09:11 PM.
Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236715
10/11/2020 09:28 AM
10/11/2020 09:28 AM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 7,125
St Louis, MO
SXMNorm Offline
Traveler
SXMNorm  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 7,125
St Louis, MO
Another great day including dinner with our two of our favorite jewelers.


Next SXM visit - January/February 2022
Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: Kennys] #236726
10/11/2020 03:23 PM
10/11/2020 03:23 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 630
C
CaribLee Offline
Traveler
CaribLee  Offline
Traveler
C
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 630
As of last summer (2019), the "old lady" was still returning each evening for dinner. She apparently gave the restaurant to employees with the only requirement that she could come each evening and dine there. We couldn't believe she was still living last year so not sure if she still is. But every time we would dine there the past few years she would have her table set up outside where she dined alone.

Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236776
10/12/2020 11:00 AM
10/12/2020 11:00 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,539
MIA
I
irina Offline
Traveler
irina  Offline
Traveler
I
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,539
MIA
Is this the old cuban lady that used to be there in the 2000's? She drank Johnny Walker Black?

Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236905
10/13/2020 04:30 PM
10/13/2020 04:30 PM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 779
Maryland
Maranjo Offline
Traveler
Maranjo  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 779
Maryland
Nice to hear about the visit with Deepti and Kamal. Is Deepti there for a while?

Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: Maranjo] #236919
10/13/2020 09:33 PM
10/13/2020 09:33 PM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,098
RI
jomarc Offline OP
Traveler
jomarc  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,098
RI
Yes, It appears that Deepti has moved back home.


Jo-

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Re: Day 6 - October 9 [Re: jomarc] #236996
10/14/2020 07:44 PM
10/14/2020 07:44 PM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 779
Maryland
Maranjo Offline
Traveler
Maranjo  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 779
Maryland
Great! Can't wait to see her. Safe travels for you.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1