St. Maarten... beach paradise

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Oriental Bay

Visited St. Maarten for the first time and must say I enjoyed the sun, the beaches, the fresh fish and the lovely people. It was a short trip but I discovered the island by jeep, enjoyed the beaches at Oriental Bay, did a trip with a catamaran to the famous St. Barth, visited this Island by local taxi and discovered the nightlife at St. Maarten at the famous Bliss disco.

Highlights:
- the arrival at the Princes Juliana Airport: yes it's the same as shown on YouTube! The planes fly over the people heads standing on the beach, just a couple of meters away from the houses, very impressive!
- the 'people watching' at Oriental Bay, strings and body builders passing by on the beach and also some nice tasty sights :)
- the big yachts at St. Barth, I also want such a house!
- a tour of St. Barth with a local taxi driver, a woman passionate about 'her' island and also letting us in on some prices of the hotels there: between 1.500 to 2.500$ per night!!!
- a dinner in one of the cosy restaurants in Grand Case: during the day the area looks like hell, at night its a lovely place to have dinner

Less nice:
- apart from the beaches, some beautifull sights and the lovely people, there isn't much to discover on the island and next to each beautiful sight, you find an industrial sight.
- wanted to do some shopping at St. Barth but WHAT A PRICES! :) So only came back with a postcard and wisely left the bikinis and bathrobes in the shops :)

First discovery of the Carraibes but it tastes like more!

cneoridium says:
That's the best problem ever! Too many trips to create blogs for!
Posted on: Mar 22, 2008
pearcetoyou says:
Well, a short trip is better than no trip, right?
Posted on: Mar 19, 2008
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Oriental Bay
Oriental Bay
Jet-skis
Jet-skis
Explanation on the jet-ski by a lo…
Explanation on the jet-ski by a l…
The beaches of Oriental Bay
The beaches of Oriental Bay
Some sight seeing on the beach
Some sight seeing on the beach
Nice restaurant on the beach, you …
Nice restaurant on the beach, you…
Visit to one of the plantations
Visit to one of the plantations
Beautiful nature
Beautiful nature
Love palmtrees!
Love palmtrees!
View from the catamaran
View from the catamaran
Harbor St. Barth
Harbor St. Barth
The yachts
The yachts
Yes, I would like to have one of t…
Yes, I would like to have one of …
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
St. BArth
St. BArth
St. Barth
St. Barth
The airport of St.Barth
The airport of St.Barth
Entrance of the house built by the…
Entrance of the house built by th…
Snorkling creek near to St. Barth
Snorkling creek near to St. Barth
Just before having to leave for ho…
Just before having to leave for h…
Last picture from the plane
Last picture from the plane
Saint Maarten
photo by: TaxMonkey