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Dawn and Oyster Pond #136846
07/27/2017 10:00 PM
07/27/2017 10:00 PM
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For the oldtimers:

After staying at the old Caravanserai for our first 2 or 3 trips to St. Martin, we switched to the Dawn Beach Hotel for a couple of stays. Here are a few pictures of the area from that time up to the destruction of Dawn Beach itself. We had seen the area earlier – like 1977.
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Not much different in ‘79.
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This is the old Oyster Pond hotel – long before the pond was upgraded to a bay. I don’t think we were ever inside.
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1981 was our first stay at Dawn Beach.
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We repeated in ’83.
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By 1986 we were staying at GCBC, but Dawn Beach seemed the same except for new roofs.
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Oyster Pond was getting busier in ‘89
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and ’94.
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Luis wrecked the hotel on’95. This is a result still in 1997.
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Oyster Pond was getting developed in 1998,
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and moreso in 2000.
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Scavenger’s beach bar was a favorite of ours. Marla, who owned the shop at GCBC cooked. Chairmon rented the chairs. These are from 1991.
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In 2005 clearing for what became the Westin began to violate whatever environmental rules St. Martin had. Don’t know why the last little palm tree was still surviving.
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The other side of Scavenger’s was still the same.
[img]https://t.imgbox.com/lJdQP89X.jpg[/img]
We have nothing later.

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Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: Rbailey] #136847
07/27/2017 10:24 PM
07/27/2017 10:24 PM
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />This is so amazing! Thank you soo much for sharing. The perspective it gives is invaluable.

Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: Rbailey] #136848
07/28/2017 09:18 AM
07/28/2017 09:18 AM
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Central Florida!
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thanks for the pictures! I was never at Dawn Beach before 95, I don't think. I'm confused, was Dawn Beach Hotel where OBBR is now?


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Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: Carol_Hill] #136849
07/28/2017 09:49 AM
07/28/2017 09:49 AM
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No,it was just before where the Westin is now. The central building at OBBR has been there for a long time (60s?)Oyster Pond Yacht Club.


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Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: PrairieGirl] #136850
07/28/2017 09:51 AM
07/28/2017 09:51 AM
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Central Florida!
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OK, thanks.


Carol Hill
Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: Carol_Hill] #136851
07/28/2017 01:11 PM
07/28/2017 01:11 PM
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Great pictures, thanks!


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If life hands you a lemon, just squeeze it on a lobster!
Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: Rbailey] #136852
07/28/2017 04:20 PM
07/28/2017 04:20 PM
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St Louis, MO
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Priceless pics for all, but especially those of us who have been part of the development since 1998. Thanks.


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Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: SXMNorm] #136853
07/28/2017 04:59 PM
07/28/2017 04:59 PM
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Rhode Island
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Thanks for the photos---lots of memories for us since 1980.

Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: Rbailey] #136854
07/31/2017 09:47 AM
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Enjoyed seeing Oyster Pond pictures. We started visiting in early 1990s. My question is about Algeria. How did you find this time share resort now. We stayed there once about 5 years ago and enjoyed it but also know they have had management issues.

Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: Rbailey] #136855
07/31/2017 10:44 AM
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Thank you for those!

I always enjoyed spending the day at Dawn Beach. Taking a dip in the pool was refreshing after a hot, sandy day on the beach.
It felt "old style" Caribbean.

The Westin is an abomination.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: BeachKitten] #136856
08/01/2017 09:14 PM
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Thanks for the shout out!! I lived on the Pond in the early 80's and my father-in-law, along with Alan Busby had the "Rusty Chair" beach bar in the coconut grove that is now Coral Beach Club. My sons grew up swimming in the pool at Dawn Beach Hotel. So enjoyed my years of Scavengers, the best of my life!! My love of Dawn Beach runs deep!!

Re: Dawn and Oyster Pond [Re: Rbailey] #154317
02/03/2018 02:43 PM
02/03/2018 02:43 PM
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Hey R. & Beachette, remember well that little resort on Dawn Beach, that was really development back in the day. We went there with "Elaine" for an afternoon, then it was gone, but still the Westin remains! Loved the old pictures, remember the island well in the 70's & of course, my husband has memories even further back! Maybe Orient can come back like it was in the old days before government intervention?


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