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Anse Marcel beach #312388
01/24/2024 07:30 AM
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We are considering going to this beach for the first time. Does they charge 1 usd at par with the euro at the beach bar.

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Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312390
01/24/2024 08:15 AM
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I am not totally sure, sometimes places will not update their handwritten "custom conversion rates" to be correct. But if you use a credit card that will give you the actual rate. I don't think Anse Marcel ever offered a discount like some other places if paying with cash.

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Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312394
01/24/2024 09:10 AM
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@CaribbeanCanadians - regardless of the exchange rate, I think you'll enjoy the beach. I like it, although I usually access it from the anchorage side. And the relatively new Blue Sail Hotel bar has incredible food!
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Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312398
01/24/2024 09:31 AM
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This is one of those " if you have to ask, you probably shouldn't go " questions. IMO best beach venue on the island, but expensive.

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312406
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The reason why I asked is because we have to pay 38% more for CAD and then 10% more for the euro. A $30 hamburger ends up being $50 for us Canadians. Thanks for the info.

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312414
01/24/2024 11:45 AM
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Another question, do you have to pay for beach chairs if you eat and drink there.

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312418
01/24/2024 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CaribbeanCanadians
Another question, do you have to pay for beach chairs if you eat and drink there.

Yes

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312420
01/24/2024 12:39 PM
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CC--It is an expensive day, for sure. We generally spend $200 for one day, and do not go all out at all. If the weather is good, it is hard to beat a day there, but it is an expensive day. If you go, you need to make a reservation for lunch and see if you can make a reservation for one of their beach cabanas. That is the ultimate experience, to me. IF you are only two people, you may not be able to get a cabana this time of year, unless it's like a birthday or wedding anniversary celebration day.


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Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312442
01/24/2024 02:08 PM
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Thanks very much Carol for the info.

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312443
01/24/2024 02:11 PM
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Enjoy your stay, regardless of what you do.


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Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312450
01/24/2024 04:11 PM
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Many people do not understand how expensive a trip to SXM is for us Canadians. The exchange rate makes everything so much more expensive than those who can use US currency at par. With prices escalating each year, travelling is definitely a luxury to be enjoyed!




Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: islandgem] #312470
01/25/2024 07:11 AM
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You’re absolutely right islandgem. It cost us $2700 CAD to buy $2000 USD. Regardless, we’ll still keep coming here. Love the island. We just at our villa more often.

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312472
01/25/2024 07:26 AM
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A nice easy lunch that's affordable is Rancho Del Sol, which is on the way coming from Hope Estate to Orient Beach.
Its on the left of the road, overlooking the beach.

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They have daily specials at 14€, posted on their social media.

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Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312485
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Those of you who spend the day at Anse Marcel, do you go in the ocean? is it easy to get into and out of?

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: lcote] #312493
01/25/2024 09:46 AM
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Very easy!!

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: lcote] #312494
01/25/2024 09:53 AM
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lcote--reliably, one of the easiest on the island.


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Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312625
01/28/2024 02:12 AM
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It's got to be for a VERY special occasion to spend the day at that beach!! Besides having to have DEEP pockets, you have to have a car that is part billygoat to climb that hill and back!!! No one thought about drilling a tunnel??? LOL!!!


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Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: Colour1] #312638
01/28/2024 10:07 AM
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David--that road is windy, but not really a problem if you take it slow.


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Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: Colour1] #312675
01/28/2024 07:28 PM
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We stayed at La Meridien, now Secrets, our first stay on the island. We drove to Grand Case every night for dinner. Never had any problems with the car on the road. Sure, it's steep and twisty, but pretty easy to navigate.

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312677
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And yes we also knows about this because we help our Son that lives in Toronto .
after Graduating from George Brown in Graffic Design and Illustration Arts .
The Economy is very rough at this moment there .

Re: Anse Marcel beach [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #312680
01/28/2024 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by CaribbeanCanadians
We are considering going to this beach for the first time. Does they charge 1 usd at par with the euro at the beach bar.


No. The bill shows both Euro and USD. I agree with others it's expensive but worth every penny. I usually spend around $100/day and try to go weekly during my five-week stays. I love the beach for its beauty and (usually) calm waters.


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