Traveltalkonline.com Forums


SXM Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors SXM Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics33,180
Posts259,394
Members25,740
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
bdeeley 85
kim 42
Member Spotlight
Sunnykm
Sunnykm
California
Posts: 279
Joined: January 2015
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
BakersSuites
Who's Online Now
27 registered members (SXMScubaman, tradewinds, BHK, RickandJulie, caribbeangirl13, George1234, bdeeley, Snorkeller, SteveH, TRIM, Zanshin, ARC, LINNY, BillS, MrEZgoin, BruceU, Kevin_B, KC2SXM, the captain, louismcc, Billtjw, Need island time, 5 invisible), 148 guests, and 76 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is #246774
02/06/2021 05:39 PM
02/06/2021 05:39 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 62
J
johndana274 Offline OP
Traveler
johndana274  Offline OP
Traveler
J
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 62
The most beautiful thing about St Martin, I have know idea what date, day, how many days we’ve been here whatever.

Last night we went to Palapa Grill, maybe we are just one day behind Norm. Haha
If you’re looking for steak, forget Jax, been there. At Palapa forget the steak knife, not needed. So tender! Great service and did I mention the steaks? We stopped there after the Palms the other night and she mentioned that ownership had changed since last time we were there. We enjoyed it two years ago so were leery about trying it again. So glad we did. We have our favorite steakhouses in Columbus, these guys were right there. Finished the night with Creme Bulee. Outstanding!

Today we spent the day at our villa as tomorrow is moving day to Simpson Bay Villas. Enjoyed hanging out at our pool watching the sailboat school off of Friars Bay. We are big sports fans and discussed what sports they had down here. By the way they sail by in the small sailboats by our villa I would assume that that is pretty popular down here. Is that a sport?
We move each trip as it’s nice for at least the last half to not worry about drinking and then having to drive. This time another reason as we can get tested to get back to the states right where we are staying. Will let everyone know how that goes as it’s a fairly new policy.

Tonight we are heading to Sale Pepe again. Dana wanted to get that lobster one more time. We’ve always dined at one location twice every year and that was Al Dente, maybe it’s Sale Pepe from now on. Hoping to end night at Hole in the Wall (following Norm again).

Attached Files 5584B148-78DA-4B9B-B740-59BEEF4E9244.jpegB9192741-FEA6-4FC0-9189-CC868A0AB5A5.jpeg28CA768C-DFDA-4CC5-9AFD-022852FAFD24.jpeg81245424-11D8-4E11-8287-FB55410D93FE.jpeg
SXM Sponsors
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #246776
02/06/2021 06:18 PM
02/06/2021 06:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
SXMScubaman Online content
Traveler
SXMScubaman  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
Great looking steaks.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #246777
02/06/2021 06:35 PM
02/06/2021 06:35 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
ruralcarrier Offline
Traveler
ruralcarrier  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
Looks good, thanks for the update.

What are your favorite Columbus steakhouses?


J.D.
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #246778
02/06/2021 06:44 PM
02/06/2021 06:44 PM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 99
Arlen, TX
BillDauterive Offline
Traveler
BillDauterive  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 99
Arlen, TX
Any list that doesn't include the words "Jeff Ruby" is a wrong answer.... In my humble opinion ....

Everybody should enjoy that experience at least once. If you have the means ...

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #246783
02/06/2021 08:51 PM
02/06/2021 08:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Thanks for the report and the pics. We have never been to Palapa Grill. Hope to do that next time.


Carol Hill
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #246789
02/07/2021 08:52 AM
02/07/2021 08:52 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 65
East Tennessee
lhbsurf Offline
Traveler
lhbsurf  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 65
East Tennessee
We split "The Calvary" (Ribeye, Filet, & Hanger Steak) at Palapa last week - it was fabulous!! Considering returning there for our final night, it was that good!


Laura
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #246832
02/07/2021 12:53 PM
02/07/2021 12:53 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 714
Western MA
S
SandS Offline
Traveler
SandS  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 714
Western MA
The meals look amazing. I am a germ freak, that is why I am in MA not St Maarten, and was wondering how those cutting boards are sanitized. I bleach mine. If that board was brought to me I don’t think I could eat.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SandS] #246835
02/07/2021 01:02 PM
02/07/2021 01:02 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
SXMScubaman Online content
Traveler
SXMScubaman  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
Yes. Those cracks in the boards are a germ magnet.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #246846
02/07/2021 04:31 PM
02/07/2021 04:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,777
Rhode Island
RonDon Offline
Traveler
RonDon  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,777
Rhode Island
After drooling over your steak I cooked two fillet mignons for us today. Delicious, if I say so myself, but not as good as being in SXM eating them. It's snowing here.
Enjoy the rest of your stay.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #247050
02/09/2021 12:37 PM
02/09/2021 12:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
Sorry to say we had just the opposite experience at Palapa last night. I had a four paragraph synopsis all typed and ready to hit send when my SO stepped in..,needless to say cooler heads prevailed.
The entire trip .....every single meal..drink or whatever I've been leaving a 20% + tip over and above service charges. Not this time. For the first time in my life I was charged on a separate line item for the mixer in my $9 drink. It was all downhill from there.
Mother said to not say anything if you can't say something nice..... so I'll end it here. Worst experience since I fed the eñtire two rib eyes to the black and tan dogs at the Greenhouse.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247051
02/09/2021 12:39 PM
02/09/2021 12:39 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Yikes. Sorry to hear that SXMBND. Hope the rest of your trip is going great.


Carol Hill
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247052
02/09/2021 12:46 PM
02/09/2021 12:46 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
SXMScubaman Online content
Traveler
SXMScubaman  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
Curiosity prompts more info on that mixer line item. 😳

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247053
02/09/2021 12:50 PM
02/09/2021 12:50 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
ruralcarrier Offline
Traveler
ruralcarrier  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
Sorry to hear about that. Pretty disappointing. We ate there in Nov. 2019 and it was decent but I thought Jax served a better steak in a much better atmosphere with better service. I thought the pours of wine were very small when I did eat there.


J.D.
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #247057
02/09/2021 01:26 PM
02/09/2021 01:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
Rest of the trip has been fantastic!!!! Even got extended by 3 days due to storm back home. $10 wine "shot" was mentioned in deleted post. And mixer charge was for pineapple juice that was undetectable in the drink , after sending it back once. Going to JAX tonight for our final meal of this trip.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247058
02/09/2021 02:06 PM
02/09/2021 02:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
SXMBND--That's disappointing, that they are still doing the wine 'shots' there. Guess if we go, we will order a bottle... smile

Would love to hear a more in detail trip report when you have time.


Carol Hill
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: Carol_Hill] #247060
02/09/2021 02:40 PM
02/09/2021 02:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
Will try.....a lot of work piling up back home while lounging at BSV all day.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247063
02/09/2021 03:11 PM
02/09/2021 03:11 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Hey, SXMBND, my heart bleeds for you, while I'm sitting here wishing I was where YOU are!! laugh How about a picture even?? grin


Carol Hill
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #247066
02/09/2021 04:06 PM
02/09/2021 04:06 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
Be glad to if I could figure out how. :-)

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247068
02/09/2021 04:24 PM
02/09/2021 04:24 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
SXMBND--it's pretty easy. Just begin a post and click on USE FULL EDITOR. That brings up another box. Scroll down to ATTACHMENT MANAGER and click on that. Then upload your pictures.


Carol Hill
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: Carol_Hill] #247069
02/09/2021 04:34 PM
02/09/2021 04:34 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
Here goes......

Attached Files 20210201_123131.jpg
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #247070
02/09/2021 04:35 PM
02/09/2021 04:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
Thanks!!!

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247071
02/09/2021 04:38 PM
02/09/2021 04:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
See?????????? There ya go!! clapping Boy, now I'm really homesick for Beachside!!

Last edited by Carol_Hill; 02/09/2021 04:38 PM.

Carol Hill
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #247072
02/09/2021 04:40 PM
02/09/2021 04:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
It really is a special place.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247073
02/09/2021 04:40 PM
02/09/2021 04:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 62
J
johndana274 Offline OP
Traveler
johndana274  Offline OP
Traveler
J
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 62
Sorry to hear your experience at Palapa, feel bad about recommending it now. We considered going back a second time as we had such a good experience. Let us know how your steaks were at Jax.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247074
02/09/2021 04:44 PM
02/09/2021 04:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
ruralcarrier Offline
Traveler
ruralcarrier  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
Originally Posted by SXMBND
Rest of the trip has been fantastic!!!! Even got extended by 3 days due to storm back home. $10 wine "shot" was mentioned in deleted post. And mixer charge was for pineapple juice that was undetectable in the drink , after sending it back once. Going to JAX tonight for our final meal of this trip.

Yes, the "glass" of wine was more like a shot. We were very impressed with Jax in March 2020. I hope you have a good experience.


J.D.
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247075
02/09/2021 04:49 PM
02/09/2021 04:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
SXMBND--for sure. Enjoy!!


Carol Hill
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: ruralcarrier] #247077
02/09/2021 05:09 PM
02/09/2021 05:09 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
Reservations for 6:30.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #247078
02/09/2021 05:12 PM
02/09/2021 05:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
No need to apologize...... just wasn't our cup of tea. If you enjoyed it once will probably work for you again.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247079
02/09/2021 05:13 PM
02/09/2021 05:13 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
ruralcarrier Offline
Traveler
ruralcarrier  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
Originally Posted by SXMBND
Reservations for 6:30.

Good deal.


J.D.
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: Carol_Hill] #247081
02/09/2021 05:16 PM
02/09/2021 05:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
Now you've created a monster.....

Attached Files 20210204_145627.jpg
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247083
02/09/2021 05:18 PM
02/09/2021 05:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
SXMScubaman Online content
Traveler
SXMScubaman  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
Keep them coming.

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247086
02/09/2021 05:59 PM
02/09/2021 05:59 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
SXMBND--not at all!! go for it!


Carol Hill
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: Carol_Hill] #247105
02/09/2021 09:11 PM
02/09/2021 09:11 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
No method to the madness....

Attached Files 20210209_164359.jpg20210207_133543.jpg20210205_073606.jpg
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247111
02/09/2021 09:44 PM
02/09/2021 09:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Thanks for the pics. I assume the Party Boat is still there??? ( I guess that's the name of it?)


Carol Hill
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247120
02/09/2021 11:38 PM
02/09/2021 11:38 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
SXMScubaman Online content
Traveler
SXMScubaman  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 14,687
Auburn, WA
thanks for the pics

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: Carol_Hill] #247128
02/10/2021 06:23 AM
02/10/2021 06:23 AM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
ruralcarrier Offline
Traveler
ruralcarrier  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
D'Boat. Last I knew, it was still there, but I have not seen mention of it for a few months.


J.D.
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: ruralcarrier] #247131
02/10/2021 07:07 AM
02/10/2021 07:07 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 62
J
johndana274 Offline OP
Traveler
johndana274  Offline OP
Traveler
J
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 62
Still there. Never made it to El Zafiro to see it up close but could see it from Karacters

Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: johndana274] #247134
02/10/2021 07:55 AM
02/10/2021 07:55 AM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
S
SXMBND Offline
Traveler
SXMBND  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 452
South Coast of MA
It is still there.....don't think I'd be too happy if I owned the property in front of it.

JAX's last night was by far the most incredible meal of the entire trip. Service....presentation......incredible mixture of flavors.... these guys "get it"
We both had a surf and turf combo with pan seared scallops as the surf portion. Almost looked to good to eat...,.. I did say almost....

Attached Files 20210209_185918.jpg20210209_193125.jpg
Last edited by SXMBND; 02/10/2021 10:09 AM.
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247137
02/10/2021 08:36 AM
02/10/2021 08:36 AM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
ruralcarrier Offline
Traveler
ruralcarrier  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,316
Ohio
Glad you enjoyed Jax. We were very impressed and satisfied a year ago. Thanks for the update.


J.D.
Re: Day? Hell I don’t know what day it is [Re: SXMBND] #247154
02/10/2021 10:11 AM
02/10/2021 10:11 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 76,302
Central Florida!
SXMBND--I figured De Boat was still there. Thanks for the pics and report on Jax.


Carol Hill
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1