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  • Doesn't get much better than this!Up at 0530 for sunrise. Coffee is made and served to her highness. Spectacular sunrise taken in from on our balcony on the beach. I kit up and jog off around resort to do my one hour exercise. Paunch Posted by Pdh61 in Paul and Sharan's 2012 Caribbean trip | Dec 19, 2012
  • St. Maarten. On board our yacht!Morning packing routine completed and two cases left at Divi Little Bay Resort. We see Star Clipper in the marina for the first time from our resort. Spectacular. Taxi to the embarkation point at AC Whatey Marina. Check in our Posted by Pdh61 in Paul and Sharan's 2012 Caribbean trip | Dec 21, 2012
  • Flight to St. Maarten - Caribbean Island - HolidayAwoke to another monsoon but still very warm. All packed and ready to move on. Sean the apartment owner gives us a lift to the airport with our two large cases and two strollers. We are flying with Jet Blue Posted by Pdh61 in Paul and Sharan's 2012 Caribbean trip | Dec 18, 2012
  • Rum, Perfume and Banana FlambéI am slow to wake. Whether this is due to the slight listing of Allure as she is rocked by gentle swells or the after effects is last nights Margaritas is hard to tell. The morning coffee entices me into Posted by Patch64 in Allure of the Seas | May 15, 2013
  • St Maarten--Day 5a walk on the wild side-- 4 more miles out at sea on an early morning walk around the Lower Prom deck.. a rain squall after we docked in St Maarten as the MSC Divina approached the Posted by Stakeout in Living Easy Traveling Places Having Fun | Nov 4, 2014
  • PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN We've tied up with some interesting ships. This morning we are sharing the dock with thousands of our best friends. The Windstar's Wind Surf and P. & O.'s Aurora are p Posted by Swenigale in SERENITY 4- YOU MEAN THERE'S MORE? | Dec 29, 2012
  • DAY 6 WEDNESDAY - MARCH 14, 2012==TOUR TIME HAS ARRIVED FOR A SECOND DAY IN A ROW== Okay. We are in St. Martin or St Maarten depending on your perspective. Twenty acres of it are Dutch and 15 acres of it is French so the Posted by lukskytest in Oasis Of the Seas Trip | Mar 16, 2012
  • The Pilot That Overslept It's never a good sign when your first flight to the Caribbean is late because the pilot has overslept. Well, that is how we started our one-week summer vacation to the Caribbean Posted by TulsaTrot in Globetrotting Around the World | Jan 4, 2012
  • St. Marten / St. MarteenLocations: Marigot Bay Highlights: Night Sail/Drift from Saba, Orient Beach, Cupecoy Beach Description of Highlights: •Night Sail/Drift from Saba – No wind, No motor, 24 nautical miles = 19 hours of sailing! An interesting spin on the whole “learning Posted by amberraytx in Where in the world are Joe & Amber? | May 19, 2011
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2011, Philipsburg, St. MaartenWe had the best shore excursion ever today! We had the opportunity of being crew on a mid 1980’s vintage America’s Cup 12 meter yacht. They have 3 down here – “Stars and Stripes” – the 1987 winner Posted by DavidandHazel in Warm Weather Again | Apr 1, 2011
  • Caribbean Winds“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.” The adventure of a lifetime was coming to an end. We said goodbye Posted by wanderlustqueen in WANDERLUST | Sep 16, 2010
  • Cruisin' It's Wednesday, the high point of our trip. We make our way to Peggy and Paul's boat, the aptly named Coastal Pleasure, at Oyster Pond Marina. We have our snorkel gear and not much else, because little else is needed. Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Jun 26, 2010
  • Going Commando at Club O*It's Tuesday, and the trades have returned, rustling the palm leaves outside our room and bringing welcome relief from the heat, which has also moderated. The Saharan haze is still with us and the sky alternately looks threatening and promising. Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Jun 26, 2010
  • Marigot & PhilipsburgWe have drifted in and out of sleep, punctuated by the Hellfrog's sinister serenade. It continues to be hot and still. The satellite view of the region shows showers in the area, but that's nothing new in the tropics. Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Jun 26, 2010
  • Whole Lot a Bakin' Goin' OnSunday morning. It's hot. Really hot. And still. The usually reliable trade winds are taking the weekend off and the sky is hazy with Saharan dust. Dark clouds scurry through, making a day on the beach seem less certain than Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Jun 26, 2010
  • Two Tickets to ParadiseUp at 4:00 AM for a 7:00 AM flight to Charlotte. I manage to get my heart started and we drag ourselves to check in. When we arrive at our gate I check my Droid for the hundredth time to Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Jun 26, 2010
  • SXM 2010: In the Jumble, the Mighty JumbleThe run up to a vacation is a big part of the fun of the trip itself. For me, the anticipation of an event can almost overshadow the real thing. (In generations past people encountered this phenomenon on their wedding Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | May 28, 2010
  • Day 7: Winding DownThe end of a vacation is always a bittersweet experience. On the one hand, you hope you’ve wrung every drop of fun and relaxation out of each waking hour. On the other hand, you’re ready to get back Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Nov 6, 2009
  • Day 6: A Day Under SailThe Tiko Tiko cruise, originally scheduled for Wednesday, happened on Thursday. We joined two other couples, Gerhard and Leah from Holland and Gene and Annette from Dallas. Philippe, the captain, wel Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Nov 6, 2009
  • Day 5: Down and LoloOur plan to sail on the Tiko Tiko fell through when not enough people signed up for today’s cruise. No problem–Captain Philippe rescheduled us for the next day and he already has enough guests so we’ Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Nov 6, 2009
  • Day 4: Pinel IslandPinel Island is a tiny island a mile or so from SXM, accessible only by ferry unless you have your own boat. Ours being 2,000 miles away, the ferry is our only option. Other tourists show up at the d Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Oct 6, 2009
  • Day 3: Marigot RoundThe obligatory squall passes through at 0600, waking us up in the process. We decided to head for Marigot for breakfast. We parked next to one of the marinas and headed toward the center of town. On Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Sep 6, 2009
  • Day 2: We Get OrientedToday’s opening number was a quick squall passing through and pounding a loud tattoo on our villa for about 20 minutes. Then it was an oh-so-French continental breakfast around the pool at the L’Astr Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Aug 6, 2009
  • Getting There is Not Half the FunI don’t usually mind air travel, once I remind myself not to think about certain things: the mysterious physics of lift, the prospect of being crowded into a narrow aluminum tube with 200 strangers, Posted by Sea'n'Sun in Red Sky at Night | Jul 6, 2009
  • Put the pedal to the metalToday we discovered the land of St. Maarten (again). But before we landed we started out with Mass at 8am in Dazzles. Fr. Johns had the Mass. Then off we went to the dining room with Reardons Posted by toursbym in Tours by Margaret | Feb 10, 2010
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