What are the best hotels. Looking for a beach, ocean view from room, want a stove/refrigerator, gambling-restaurant-bars-fitness centers on site. Walking distance to shops/eateries/etc. Would need a low priced car rental for a week. Any help?
Where can I find high end scotch on Front street?
Where is the best french food
affordable eateries & fast food places - - including fish? movie theatres? English commonly spoken? car rental essential? most important items to bring for a week's visit in mid-December? caveats, crime, scams? need to convert dollars prior to arrival? dollars readily acceptable? thank you? don
Going to Curacao soon via cruise ship. Want to know how much cab fare (round trip) is to Playa Porto Marie?
Also would like to know if there are closer (walking distance) to a beach for snorkeling from cruise ship pier.
is there any wildlife on the island of st.maarten?
If I have a misdemeanor on my record (United States), will I be denied access to Saint Martin?
Is there also a tourist market near the cruise ship docks with souvenirs and so on?? How do I find information about this market at the internet?
How long does it take to hike The Quill round trip? Is it possible to see Oranjestad and the forts, hike the Quill, and catch a flight to St. Kitts, in one day?
My husband and I (good health) will be arriving in Curacao via cruise ship for our first time Thursday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. What do you recommend we do? We would like to see as much of Curacao as we can. Thanks! Connie K.
are there safe day trips from Curacao to the closest point in Venezuela?
I will be traveling in October, and I am curious if stores and restaurants will be open?
Does anyone know of any cheap places to crash in Curacao. All i am looking for is a cheap place to crash and chill out. Nothing luxurious or anything. I am planning to go sometime mid March of next year. I got in touch with a possible host on Couchsurfing.com but in case i decide to go the bnb or hostel route or last minute plans change, Ill have something to fall back on. Thanks all :)
Do any of you have any experience in staying at a villa on
Curaçao .? Concerned about possible safety issues, etc
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Curacao. During my stay, I bought locally made hot sauce that came in 4 varieites, mild, spicy, special, and papaya. The name on the jar said Mario's or something like that. It is the most amazing hot sauce and I really wish I bought more!!! Does anyone have more information on this specific hot sauce or even better, can someone give me a recipe? When I google "pika", it gives me a recipe for sliced onions and peppers in vinegar. However, the hot sauce that I bought is finally chopped and more like a relish. Thank you in advance!!! :)
how can I go (not flying) from sint Maarten to Aruba may be boat? if yes how much it cost and how long it takes.
I am traveling from NY to St Maarten, from there to Aruba and then back home.
Tickets are expensive. I was thinking if anyone knows of a cheaper way to go from st maarten to Aruba (may be a boat)?
Also I have one extra day in between without a room....so I have the choice of staying in Maarten and rent a room for extra night or go to Aruba and rent a room there for one night before my actual week. helppppppppp
I have pre-bookes a room at Pietermaai Smal Apartments located on the street Pietermaai in central Willemstad around this years Christmas and New Year.
I have done a some googeling, read a lot on TripAdvisor and the hotels homepage as well the Curasao tips here on VT, but I can not find any good information regarding the beaches close to Pietermaai. Is it a beach near the hotel? How is it? From what I understand the mose beautiful beach close to Willemstad is the one close to the Sea Aquarium. Is that right? From Google Maps I can see the distanse from Pietermaai to the Sea Aquariumis about 4 km; too far for walking. How much by taxi? Or will we find a bus?
We are planning a trip to St Martin in July. We have been coming to the island for ten or more years but have predominately stayed in Grande Case, Orient, and Anse Marcel. This year my husband and I decided to rent a villa in Terres Basses. Our only experience in this area has been at a resort. My question is if the mosquitos are worse in this area? I have read a few reviews online and it seems that many villas in Terres Basses are plagued by mosquitos. Could it be worse in this area and if so I would rent something in the French Cul de Sac. HELP!
Are the car rentals for Avis on the French side nicer than the Avis Dutch side?
Looking for some best ways to enjoy a family vacation in st maarten
We'll be travelling to St Martin in the near future with family members including a 4 month old grand daughter. Her parents are hoping to not have to tote a week's supply of disposable diapers/nappies with them. Are these easily obtained in the supermarkets on the island?
Is it possible to purchase a day pass to Curacao Marriott?
can you purchase sheets for an european queen size bed that we have in our condo in bonaire
hello there, im travelling to st barths and transitting by st martin.
im wondering how to get to the ferry port from SXM st martin
airport and how far would it take to get there.
On my recent visit to Sint Maarten, I had a drink at one of the
outdoor cafes. I admired the beautiful glass in which it was served:
a clear glass with a pink design. I was told that it might be available
at a Marigot market. We could not find it. Can anyone help with information
about a source for purchasing these drinking glasses? One of them had a
small pink strawberry in the design, another had some French script.
Me and my wife are looking for a hotel on the south/Dutch side of St. marten for March. My family owns a time share there (RCI/divi/little bay). Our weeks are in August so that is almost impossible. I saw a couple of deals on livingsocial and groupon(is it ok to mention that here?). The places in question are the Sonesta great bay beach and sonesta maho. One of those is RIGHT next to the airport. We were wondering if it is too loud. Also if anyone has any better suggestions, I am open for anything. Thanks in advance.
I'm looking to visit St. Maarten next month and I'm on a budget. I would like to avoid renting a car and I hear the buses are not very good. Are the roads safe for bike riding? I figured I could just ride around the island but I'm not sure if the traffic is dangerous.
I want to know what will be the approximate number of nights a villa or condos can be booked for .Meanwhile, share your vacation experience in St. Maarten. We will be starting for vacation in ship on march 2013.
We will be in Bonaire in January from a Holland American cruise. The cruise snorkeling restrictions have an age limit of 75 and my husband will be 76. Is it going to be possible to get someone to take us snorkeling when we are over age?