and smart cafes. Visit Rue General De Gaulle and shop around. Try a Guavaberry Punch and don’t come home without Guavaberry liqueur. This is a rum-based liqueur only available here and will give a cocktail considerable kick! To purchase beautiful island art from the creator of Yoda (Star Wars) http://www.yodaguy.com/
Beach wear, sarongs, shirts, towels, gifts at http://www.beachwearima.com/ The prices are incredible as this is where many market vendors purchase their goods. There's lots of Tees, pareos, logo bags and tourist trinkets, but if you search you can find some real treasures. We always pickup a few tropical table cloths just for fun times. A pareo for a few bucks really compliments any bathing suit.
http://www.stmartin.com/activities.html http://jmb.caribbean-activities.com/ http://www.saint-martin-activities.com/index.htm?c75.htm&1 http://www.cruiseweb.com/celebrity-caribbean-philipsburg-stmaarten.htm http://www.portpromotions.com/ We give only custom, personalized tours. Anything that you would like to see. And please note that we are wheelchair, walker and baby stroller friendly! We have access to vehicles to accomodate tours from a couple to a family of 6 or 7. If your group is larger, we can usually arrange for a small bus with driver so that I have the full chance to narrate the trip for your group up to 12 or 13. There is only one thing in common for all of my tours, and that one thing is that you determine what thetour will include. The price for the tour was $35/person cash, payable at the end of the tour. Joyce did ask for our credit card number to secure the tour, but she assured us that she would destroy it as soon as she got back to her office..http://www.joyceprince.com/ I have used a friend of Sunny Liston for island tours in St. Maarten, and have been very satified. He is located in St. Thomas, but since his friends do not have on line booking, or a web site, he will take care of the details for you. I think it includes a couple of hours of shopping, an island tour, then a couple of hours at the beach. Cost is $25.00 PP. You can get in touch with Sunny at www.sunnylistontours.com Victor Bryan is trying to get his business started. He was recommended to us by Sunny and I highly recommend him for St. Maarten. He limits your tour to the members in your group so that it is customized to your likes. His air conditioned van was well kept and he will take you wherever you wish to go and allow ample time for picture taking, etc. I have no way of contacting him other than through Sunny at firstname.lastname@example.org Victor Bryan private tours There are 6 of us and it will cost $35/person. He is picking us up in an air conditioned van and we are choosing our island route. He is picking us up at 9am at our ship with a sign. Email him at email@example.com Try an island tour with Bernard at www.sxmtours.com Bernard is trustworthy, educated and he has a sense of humor. St. Martin and Bernard's service was our favorite by far. Bernard Taxi Service.
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Dutch/Phillipsburg, (Sint Maarten) we caught a watertaxi to the shopping area (along Front Street) of Phillipsburg. Most shops opened at 10am. This area of the island is geared towards tourists - lots of jewelry shops, some electronics, Delft, linens, and perfume. Got a great deal on diamond stud earrings – better prices than St Thomas and San Juan. There are some waterfront restaurants that open up to beach access--noticed lots of lounge chairs and water sport rentals.
Had an excursion planned for the afternoon, so after getting back to the ship at noon, we attempted to grab a quick lunch in the Windjammer Café only to find it closed. Our excursion was called the 'Golden Eagle Sailaway' --a 45-minute catamaran ride to a private island. The sailboat “ride” was awful – very choppy and at times I felt as if the captain was making the ride bumpier on purpose. I would advise anyone taking this excursion or a similar one to take some Bonine before departing. The private island allowed nudity, and there were some people on the island that were fully naked. The catamaran anchored about 20 feet from shore, and everyone got a snorkel / fins / mask and swam to shore. You have about an