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Today #52570
04/30/2015 06:32 PM
04/30/2015 06:32 PM
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Beachnut82 Offline OP
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absolutely lazy day. Walked in am. Breakfast Pool. Lunch. Swim in Caribbean Waked to Driftwood. Not open. Back toBSV swim some more few drinks. Dinner. Watch Blacklist then bed. Perfect day

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Re: Today [Re: Beachnut82] #52571
04/30/2015 06:37 PM
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Driftwood wasn't open? Weird. How's the sand and the seaweed at Beachside??


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Re: Today [Re: Carol_Hill] #52572
04/30/2015 07:53 PM
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Today was a holiday as is tomorrow. About half the places were open while the other half was closed.

Re: Today [Re: takeus2sxm] #52573
04/30/2015 08:27 PM
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.......and that's too funny since no one seems to know if they can be open or not. We heard the police had rousted some store owners and made them close down but the reality is, this is supposed to be one of the 'businesses decide' holidays. They can choose to close and treat it as any of the other big four recognized holidays with mandatory closing of businesses not directly attached to a resort - OR - they can choose to be open and pay their staff OT for working. But technically, they could open if they wanted to and it seemed like everyone knew that but the police. Hellooooooo - can we get it together, guys? This almost sounds as bad as our government at work, doesn't it?

And to make it even a little more confusing, this only applies to the Dutch side. The French businesses were all up and running just like any other day since they've already celebrated their own Carnival, or so I was told.

Last edited by pat; 04/30/2015 08:31 PM.

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Re: Today [Re: pat] #52574
04/30/2015 09:00 PM
04/30/2015 09:00 PM
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Definately wouldn't have anything to do with the French side, but here is some interesting info: Queens Day

Re: Today [Re: kim] #52575
04/30/2015 09:52 PM
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No French side? Pray tell why? Tell us more?

Re: Today [Re: Tandoorii] #52576
04/30/2015 10:14 PM
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It's a Dutch holiday, not French.

Re: Today [Re: takeus2sxm] #52577
05/01/2015 07:03 AM
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takeus2sxm said:
Today was a holiday as is tomorrow. About half the places were open while the other half was closed.


It was King's Day on the 27th, while we were there. We even had a paper put in our room saying the office was closed that day. It didn't say anything else about the next few days?? Strange.

Re: Today [Re: kim] #52578
05/01/2015 11:31 PM
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Definately wouldn't have anything to do with the French side, but here is some interesting info: Queens Day


Why would you have nothing to do with French side? something we should be aware of?

Re: Today [Re: Tandoorii] #52579
05/02/2015 05:27 AM
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I think Kim meant that the holiday (not her) and closing of business has nothing to do with the French Side since it's a Dutch holiday.

Re: Today [Re: kim] #52580
05/02/2015 05:46 AM
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It's a Dutch holiday, not French.


Thank you, thought this explained it as the link in my other post. It's a Dutch side holiday, not a French holiday, the French do not participate in it, so the French side is status quo on those days

Re: Today [Re: RonDon] #52581
05/02/2015 05:48 AM
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I think Kim meant that the holiday (not her) and closing of business has nothing to do with the French Side since it's a Dutch holiday.


Yea, and the link I posted if clicked explained the holiday for the Netherlands, which the DUTCH side participates in

Re: Today [Re: kim] #52582
05/02/2015 06:03 AM
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And------nothing to do with the holiday but should one ever lose power on the Dutch Side drive to the French Side since they have their own electric company.

One morning we woke to no power (NO COFFEE!!!!!!!) so jumped in car went to Sarafina's in Marigot for pastries & coffee. It saved the day.

Re: Today [Re: RonDon] #52583
05/02/2015 10:44 AM
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Driftwood was closed but Sunset Bar was open. Go figure

Re: Today [Re: Beachnut82] #52584
05/02/2015 11:54 AM
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Hey, so how are the sand and the waves and the seaweed today at Beachside?


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Re: Today [Re: Carol_Hill] #52585
05/03/2015 11:08 AM
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Seaweed still here but definitely better. Lots down on cliff end this morning

Re: Today [Re: Beachnut82] #52586
05/03/2015 01:34 PM
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Glad the seaweed is slacking off. Enjoy your stay!


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