I do understand that I have to go to Point-a-Pitre and than Change to another bus Station (Bergevin). As this is a 1 mile walk I wonder if there is a urban bus to connect the two stations
I wanted to spend some time in Philipsburg, than catch a bus to Marigot, walk the town a little bit, than visit Fort Louis, than catch another bus to Grand Case, spend some time there, than catch another bus to Orient Beach, than catch a bus back to Philipsburg, to make our ship. Is this possible, or is it a bad idea? I read that the buses literally stop every 20 feet, so it might be a bit time consuming. Should we just visit Philipsburg and Marigot, and skip the rest. Or is it possible to see all four places in one day traveling by bus? We will have about 7.5 hours. We had about the same amount of time in Copenhagen, and were barely able to see one place.
If we had more time there, we would have no problem traveling by bus, but we don't want to miss our ship, and be stuck on the island. My main concern is taking a bus, than not being able to find one back to Philipsburg. It happened to us in Aruba, and we had to get a ride from a local. Especially since there is no schedule, and there aren't really any designated stops.
Don't suggest taking a cab, 'cuz they are expensive, and I don't want to take a tour. Renting a car is also not an option. Only bus.
We are a couple that are looking for cheapish accomodation in a good area for snorkeling.
We intend to have a scooter so could be off the coast.
Am checking out airbnb
Is it feasible to get around Guadeloupe wthout a car?
We used the busses and mini busses in Barbados and they were great, I only wish there was a similar system where I live.
One does not see much local colur driving around in an air conditioned box.
If public transport is not up to it are scooters readily available, I have some phone Nos. but cant find a website.
I'm going to be on the Island in October on a Sunday and I would like to buy a bottle of good quality absinthe and not get ripped off with how much they charge. Can anyone recommend any shops? Thank you in advance.
I live in the Seattle, WA area. Where is the best place to fly out of US & how long is the flight?
I was checking tickets from Sacramento to Guadeloupe, and it said, "No results match your search criteria". I finally found one, and it wanted me to go to Paris. My guidebook says there are direct flights from Miami and New York, but there are not. You have to fly to San Juan. It won't let me book one flight with layovers from Sacramento to Guadeloupe for some reason, except through New York and Paris. The only way would be to fly to San Juan, which requires two stops, than book a seperate flight from San Juan to Guadeloupe. I could also book a flight to Miami, since they are cheap, and fly to Guadeloupe from there via San Juan, but the tickets from Miami are really expensive.
Is there an easier way, with less stopovers.
I read some lady's St. Lucia tips, and she also said she had a difficult time getting to the island from California.
Are there any islands that are easier to get to from Sacramento? I am open to anywhere in the Lesser Antillies, that's outside the U.S. So not Puerto Rico or Virgin Islands. Preferably an island that has enough to see for me to spend a whole week there, otherwise I will have to island hop, which I can't really afford right now.
I kind of want to stick to Guadeloupe though, because it would be cheap, since you can camp for free.
We are thinking about moving to Guadeloupe and have an 8 year old child. How are the schools for children? Any one better than the another?
Has anyone purchased Creed colognes in St. Maartin? If so, can you please tell me where?
is anyone familiar with E.Gwada youth Hostel? if so could you give me some HONEST insights about it? Also what activities can be done there? Is there a close by grocery store.
is it possible to drive from St. Barthelemy (St. Bart), Guadeloupe to Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe? if so, what is the distance? if not, is there some sort of ferry option? In attempting to locate distances, it seemed one site indicated that St. Marteen (Dutch Antilles) which is a different island/country was closer to St. Bart, than St. Bart is to Point-a-Pitre which are both in the island country of Guadeloupe.
hi do you know if you can fly from san juan to grand case airport in st martin...its a small airport on the otherside of the island....we see air caribe flights come in all the time when we are there...we are tired of big airports..
traveling from boston to st martin...thanks
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"?
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?
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).
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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?
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?
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.