We are going to be in St. Barth's from 8 am to 3 pm on a cruise ship. I normally use a scooter to get around but can walk short distances. I understand the terrain is pretty steep. How much trouble would I have do you think? My scooter breaks down into 5 pieces and can be put in the trunk of a car. There are a number of things I'd like to do there. One of them is to take photos in some of the cemeteries. In most places it is possible to hire a cab to take you around for several hours. Could we do that? How much would it be? A one hour island overview from the ship would be65.00 each (for two people). I'd like to think I could do at least that well and for longer and maybe visit the museum. I'd also like to snorkel but the snorkeling trip is110.00 each.
We will be docking on August 30 on the Freedom of the Seas and are considering renting a car to see the island, there are 6 adults in our party. What car rental companies are based at the cruise port and what places are "must see"?
Hallo, we think about a 2-week-holiday in Guadeloupe in february. We want to rent a holiday home in basse-terre and prefer a home not in a city or village, but very secluded. Could there be a problem with crime? I heart about riots a few month ago? Is this right? Thank You Beate
hi, is there a bus from Philipsburg (cruise terminal) to Maho beach? We want to spend 2h at the beach to see the big planes land near by the beach and then get back to the cruise terminal again. Can you help with a bus schedule and some tips? I read the taxi can be expensice (30$ for 7.5mil). Thanks David
visiting st. martin july 2011. is it possible to take a boat over to st. barts to spend the day at the beautiful beaches there? and if so please provide reliable source of where the boat can be booked!
Hi all! Can anybody tell me the best / most cost effective way to get from Anguilla to St. Barth's? I looked at the Anguilla Air Services website, but200/person seems like a lot. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
I'm arriving in Marigot port from Anguilla. I have to go to St. Barth but there are no ferries from Marigot the date of my departure. I Would like to know if is it better to go to Oyster Pond or Philipsburg by taxi. Which would be the rate? We are 2 people.Thank you. Paola
We bought a time share and could stay at the following condos, how far from club orient ? Can we take a bus or taxi? Cupecoy, St. Maarten Simpson Bay, St. Maarten Phillipsburg, St. Maarten Oyster Bay, St. Maarten
Hello, We are a couple from Canada (Montréal) looking for an appartment or studio in either Gosier, Pointe-a-Pitre, Abymes from March 1st to June 1st. Where (real estate agent ? On the net ??) should I look to find a good & low cost habitation for 3 months. Please help me ! Annie
We are Susannah and Monique and we run together 4 kindergarten in Amsterdam the Netherlands. We would like to visit a kindergarten in guadalupe the 24 april till 6 mei 2009. We hope we can visit a kindergarten in Guadalupe. Can you please let us know if there are preschool/daycare centers in Guadalupe en so yes do they have a emailadres or website? So we can see how people in guadalupe run a preschool/daycarecenter. Kind regards, Monique and Susannah
We're going one week to Guadeloupe in next April. We're 4, looking for a place (2 rooms, with kitchen) near the beach. Thank you for your suggestions !!
Based on my research, this is the main things to see for my week stay in Guadeloupe from Aug 23rd to Aug 30th. There will be 3 kids - age ranges 9mths to 6 yrs. Will be grateful if anyone can let me know if I missed any "Must sees" or can delete anything or anthing special for the kids. Thanks in advance "Must Sees": Pointe-a-Pitre, Plage Caravelle, Iilet Due Gosier, Plage Tartare, Gates of Hell, Port Louis, Parc National de al Guadeloupe, Botanic Garden, Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, La Soufriere, Trois Rivieres, Terre-de-Haut
Hi: I'll be in Guadeloupe for 1 week from Aug 23rd. Can you let me know: (1) Is tap water safe to drink, esp in hotels (2) Is the voltage 220 or 110 - some websites said both so not sure. (3) Any water parks in Guadeloupe? Thanks
I am sailing on the Maasdam and docking at Guadalupe and would like to know if it would be possible to get to the shrine of our lady of Guadalupe from the dock. What would be the best method of transportation? Could I get a taxi at the port and how expensive would it be? Thanks for any help ypu may be able to provide.
Guys! Does anyone if there's any (preferrably inexpensive) way to get to Dominica from Saint Martin/St Maarten? How far are they from each other? Many thanks!!
We'll be in St. Martin on November 11 which is your holiday. What does that mean for things to see and do? What's open and what's closed? Thanks Karen
i'm planning to go to st. barths for a quick 3 night vacation from nyc and need advice on the cheapest way to ge tthere from st. maarten/martin and a nice hotel close to the beach and activities. thanks so much!
Hi, i just found out i have400 credit for a flight which i have to board by april 29th. and i don't know where to go! i'm flying out of nyc. so the carribean is a natural option. i am open to other places as well, but primarily my concern is safety. i am a single female travelling on my own for 3 nights. advice on st. martin, st. lucia, st kitts, etc? the last two are quite hefty in terms of travel times however. Thanks! d.
Hello again, another little question for you. Are prices fixed as in france or do you have to bargain in order to get a fair price? What's the deal there when it comes to stores, markets etc? Thanks
Hello one and all. I'm looking forward to my trip to Guadeloupe in april and I was wondering what I should expect to pay there. What are the prices for example when it comes to taxi, food, rum and been in bars? The usual stuff? Thanks for any info, as well as any other tips you might have! Micke
I'll be traveling to the french side of St Martin in a couple of weeks. Mostly I'll be laying around on a beach, wandering through shops, but I fully intend to take advantage of all the wonderful restaurants, especially in Grand Case. Can I wear sandals, tanks and shorts to these restaurants, or would I feel more comfortable with a different type of clothing?
Hi, I'm a european student and i want to go to the caribbean this summer! I've already searched on the net, but i don't find any cheap flights from europe to the caribbean? Can someone help me pls? thank you
The only money we'll probably spend in Guadeloupe would be taxis and maybe a local villager with a boat, as has been suggested. Do I really need to get EUROS? Do you think that we can get away with US Currency?
Hi gang.... It's me again. *smiling* If we were to catch a cab from our cruise ship dock in Point A Pitre to Gosier, is it possible to gain access to beaches in the area? Or does one have to be a hotel guest? I was looking at St. Anne, but Gosier beaches look pretty nice, and right next door!
Hi gang- We'll be docked at Point-A-Pitre on Sat. 12/15 from 8am-5pm. The beaches in ST. ANNE looked gorgeous. I contacted the ONLY English speaking tour company that I could locate, and he quoted us over50 US EACH if there were 4 of us.... just for transportation. That seems way out of line. Here's my scenario (from my original email to the guy): Hi there, XXXXX- Thanks so much for replying. From what I've been able to research, CARAVELLE BEACH looks lovely. I've also seen mention of CANELLA BEACH in Gosier, closer to our port. Where would you suggest, XXXXX? Here's my scenario.... *Pick us up at our Port around 9 am. *Stop for us to buy some beer and ice. We'll have a cooler. *Head to a beach or maybe 2. *Get us back to port no later than 4 pm. ********************************* Can any of you folks suggest a plan for us? Our idea of heaven is laying on a secluded beach, drinking beer and socializing with "locals". Unfortunately, we speak no French, but I did buy an cute little electronic translator! I have GOOGLED until I'm blue in the face, and can't find anybody to hire. We hate "ship organized" excursions.... they're like a cattle-call. We much prefer doing our own thing. I thank you all in advance for ANY feedback, links or email addys that you can provide. Thanks!
My husband and I will be arriving in St. Bart's in January aboard the Quest. We are interested in touring the island with a private guide or hiring an English speaking taxi driver to show us the island. Any one know of a tour guide or have info on the cost and availability of taxis? Thanks, Lu
My husband and I will be in Basse-Terre in January aboard the Quest. We are interested in doing a private tour, or hiring an English speaking cab driver to show us the sights. Any one have any ideas to help us do our touring? What is the going rate for cabs and are they easily accessible at the pier? Thanks in advance, Lu
We are planning a trip to Guadeloupe in Decemberr and plan to stay at Canella beach hotel in St .Anne ( 70 Euro / room / night ) and Gite Pitchouri (280 euro per week for a studio ) Does anybody have experience with these places or a suggestion for a better location / better value for money ? Any recommendations for a rent a car company ?
Any ideas what to do for a day trip from St.Martin?
Hi, I am going to St Martin im mid March. Trying to figure out what hotel to stay in. I heard of Grand Casa Hotel, Domaine de Lonvilliers, however, not sure what to go with. I think I would like to stay on a French side. Is it better to pick a boutique hotel or a large hotel like Maho Sonesta beach or the new Wyndham that just opened in January. Also, should we rent a car or can get a scooter. Please recommend nice restaurants for dinner. Is there a point to take a day trip to St Barths. Thanks so much for your help