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We made it! #248663
02/28/2021 02:53 PM
02/28/2021 02:53 PM
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Leagle49 Offline OP
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We're here!!!! The process was a bit complicated, getting a covid test no earlier than 120 hours before we left, uploading it to the St. Maarten government website and then waiting for approval to come, but it all happened. The airport in Detroit was deserted. The Newark Airport was quite busy. Our plane had about 50 people on it.

We arrived 50 minutes early and there was no one ahead of us at the airport. We got to use a ramp instead of stairs and then a 2 minute ride to the terminal. Health screening 1st, then immigration and our luggage was already on the carousel. Picked up our rental car and checked in to the resort.

Our unit has been vacant for over 2 weeks and smells like it was throughly disinfected so John is happy. Jeannie Gee was delivering our grocery order so we got to saw Hi to her!!

The pool is pretty deserted too

Time to relax!!!

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Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248681
02/28/2021 05:16 PM
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Central Florida!
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Great! Glad you arrived. Sounds like you were on United. I wonder how many airlines are using the ramp, as that is a big deal, for me.


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Re: We made it! [Re: Carol_Hill] #248691
02/28/2021 08:47 PM
02/28/2021 08:47 PM
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Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
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We had the ramp in November on American.


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Re: We made it! [Re: GaKaye] #248695
02/28/2021 08:56 PM
02/28/2021 08:56 PM
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Central Florida!
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Thanks.


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Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248698
02/28/2021 09:18 PM
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We had it on the way out on the 20th with AA. Honestly can't remember the way in.

Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248716
03/01/2021 07:12 AM
03/01/2021 07:12 AM
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Leagle49 Offline OP
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It looked like they have 2 or 3 ramps. Delta and American were also there and were using stairs.

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Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248730
03/01/2021 10:24 AM
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Central Florida!
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Leagle--thanks. Sounds like I shouldn't count on it for AA.


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Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248734
03/01/2021 10:28 AM
03/01/2021 10:28 AM
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Louisiana
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Where is this? Beautiful pictures of the pools and tennis courts !!

Re: We made it! [Re: o2bnsxm] #248736
03/01/2021 10:29 AM
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Central Florida!
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Simpson Bay Resort.


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Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248739
03/01/2021 10:47 AM
03/01/2021 10:47 AM
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Louisiana
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Thanks. Really nice views.

Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248750
03/01/2021 12:20 PM
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Massachusetts
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Yup...probably 4th or 5th floor upper B. Almost identical view from our unit

Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248805
03/02/2021 07:43 AM
03/02/2021 07:43 AM
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Leagle49 Offline OP
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Yes, the upper B building Unite B480. It's a corner unit.

Update: Saba appeared overnight. Sunday and Monday were VERY windy. At the moment just a light breeze. We'll see if that stays for the day. I'll try posting pictures from yesterday later this morning.

Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248809
03/02/2021 08:23 AM
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Massachusetts
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Nice unit...my tennis friends stay in that same unit. We stay in B574 every year

Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #248826
03/02/2021 10:09 AM
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Leagle49 Offline OP
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I think the only better unit would be 580

Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #249296
03/06/2021 05:17 PM
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Have you heard much noise from the bars on KimSha? I have heard that the Cocky Turtle is blasting noise until 3 am at least four days a week. And of course, Roxxy had the same problem last year. You may not be able to hear it from the B buildings, but at the Villas it is horrendous.

Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #249300
03/06/2021 06:04 PM
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Not to jump in but we were one floor up and we heard nothing....

Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #249333
03/07/2021 07:33 AM
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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We are on the 4th floor of the Upper B Building and don't hear a thing. Even when the Regatta party was on Kim Shaw Beach we never hear anything. It's a great location.

Re: We made it! [Re: Leagle49] #249376
03/07/2021 02:58 PM
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Thanks Boucharda and Leagle49. At the Villas, when the Regatta party was on Kim Sha it was terrible. Same last year with Roxxy. And now, we're hearing that Cocky Turtle is worse. You're both lucky to be in the B Building. With the ear splitting music coming across the water, it is impossible to sit on your balcony and hold a conversation.


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