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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2015
We went outside the terminal area where they have the taxi stand designated by location. We found a driver and immediately went to Dawn Beach $8 pp each way. Our driver only expected payment on the return. Of which he was promptly ... Read More
We went outside the terminal area where they have the taxi stand designated by location. We found a driver and immediately went to Dawn Beach $8 pp each way. Our driver only expected payment on the return. Of which he was promptly awaiting for us. Paid $15 for 2 lounge chairs and an umbrella. Rest rooms were clean, and refreshments were served from a cute beachside restaurant & Bar. Another great day at the beach. It was Good Friday, a legal holiday so limited shops were open Downtown. No problem, found plenty of recognized Caribbean stores now at the port in which to get the few souvenirs I was looking for: Mr. Tablecloth, Kay's Jewelers, local t's and sun dresses, etc. Good Day; hoped ship golf cart shuttle back to the ship. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2015
Very lovely beach right near the port. An inexpensive taxi ride will get you to the shopping and the beach... the nearby pub was a good place for a light lunch.. Love this island.
Very lovely beach right near the port. An inexpensive taxi ride will get you to the shopping and the beach... the nearby pub was a good place for a light lunch.. Love this island. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
My favorite stop on this cruise. We hired a taxi and went to Orient Beach - a must see! There were beach bars and chairs and umbrellas and just a really nice, nice atmosphere!
My favorite stop on this cruise. We hired a taxi and went to Orient Beach - a must see! There were beach bars and chairs and umbrellas and just a really nice, nice atmosphere! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
Best day of all. We took the water taxi to Front Street. We rented lounge chairs and umbrellas and then went shopping. After walking down Front Street, we stopped at several bars for a bucket of beers and ended up back at our chairs on the ... Read More
Best day of all. We took the water taxi to Front Street. We rented lounge chairs and umbrellas and then went shopping. After walking down Front Street, we stopped at several bars for a bucket of beers and ended up back at our chairs on the beach. A beautiful beach!! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
Took a cab to the downtown area; cost is $3.00 and it took you to the shopping area along with the beach. The cost to get back was another $3.00; well worth it.
Took a cab to the downtown area; cost is $3.00 and it took you to the shopping area along with the beach. The cost to get back was another $3.00; well worth it. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
Clean easy on and off. Beautiful island. Rented two chairs and umbrella for $10 right on beach. Beer was $10 for bucket of five. And we took a ferry to beach for $7 per person. Still worth it.
Clean easy on and off. Beautiful island. Rented two chairs and umbrella for $10 right on beach. Beer was $10 for bucket of five. And we took a ferry to beach for $7 per person. Still worth it. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
Easy to get to local beach, average cost for chairs and umbrellas, but you are packed into a small area of chairs and beach and it felt overcrowded at times, but water was pleasant as were locals.
Easy to get to local beach, average cost for chairs and umbrellas, but you are packed into a small area of chairs and beach and it felt overcrowded at times, but water was pleasant as were locals. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2015
A fun place. Went snorkeling that we booked on the spot with a local. It was good, but there is a floating dock right there that I would have been happier with. We had fun going to airport beach where planes land just a few feet overhead ... Read More
A fun place. Went snorkeling that we booked on the spot with a local. It was good, but there is a floating dock right there that I would have been happier with. We had fun going to airport beach where planes land just a few feet overhead creating a fun environment for the kids. Good bar/Resturant there at the end of the runway. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
We hired car and drove around the Island stopping at Maho beach (with the planes) Marigot for shops and Orient Beach for swimming and jetskis, massages and hair braiding on the beach for the girls.
We hired car and drove around the Island stopping at Maho beach (with the planes) Marigot for shops and Orient Beach for swimming and jetskis, massages and hair braiding on the beach for the girls. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
In St. Maarten, again because we have previously been there many times, we chose to disembark and take a leisurely stroll around the island and do some shopping. We likely would have chosen to stay aboard here too, because the shopping is ... Read More
In St. Maarten, again because we have previously been there many times, we chose to disembark and take a leisurely stroll around the island and do some shopping. We likely would have chosen to stay aboard here too, because the shopping is mostly women's jewelry,which we were not in the market for. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
We did not do an excursion on St. Maarten. We took a cab to the beach and then a cab back to Philipsburg for shopping. We had a wonderful meal on the beach and returned to the ship via water taxi.
We did not do an excursion on St. Maarten. We took a cab to the beach and then a cab back to Philipsburg for shopping. We had a wonderful meal on the beach and returned to the ship via water taxi. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2015
We just took a taxi to Maho beach where we had a look on the landing airplanes. The sun was shining and there was no shadow available. So we returned to the ship 2 hours after arrival. But the experience was worth it.
We just took a taxi to Maho beach where we had a look on the landing airplanes. The sun was shining and there was no shadow available. So we returned to the ship 2 hours after arrival. But the experience was worth it. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
We have been to St. Maarten four times to both sides of the island, so we just wanted to wonder the beach and shop. We took the water taxi with the full day pass and did go back to the ship twice and back out again.
We have been to St. Maarten four times to both sides of the island, so we just wanted to wonder the beach and shop. We took the water taxi with the full day pass and did go back to the ship twice and back out again. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2015
We took our own taxi to Orient Beach, for 7$ one way, and 8$ back to the boat. This is a nice beach with chairs and umbrellas for rent and restrooms. This does have a nude area as well.
We took our own taxi to Orient Beach, for 7$ one way, and 8$ back to the boat. This is a nice beach with chairs and umbrellas for rent and restrooms. This does have a nude area as well. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
Did not take an excursion because my daughter wanted to go scuba diving and they didn't offer any trips for scuba which most other cruises do. The rest of us just walked round the town shopping.
Did not take an excursion because my daughter wanted to go scuba diving and they didn't offer any trips for scuba which most other cruises do. The rest of us just walked round the town shopping. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
We walk to the beach it is a short walk we stay at the beach and the wine there is very cheap so we are bought some wine to take home, is nice some of my group went to the beach near the airport to see airplane they love it and there they ... Read More
We walk to the beach it is a short walk we stay at the beach and the wine there is very cheap so we are bought some wine to take home, is nice some of my group went to the beach near the airport to see airplane they love it and there they have big bar and music Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
We walked around the town, saw the beautiful beaches and went shopping into the stores and just had fun seeing the nice town. The shopping guide Jenna said she had a party in one of the stores, and we went but there was no party and the ... Read More
We walked around the town, saw the beautiful beaches and went shopping into the stores and just had fun seeing the nice town. The shopping guide Jenna said she had a party in one of the stores, and we went but there was no party and the prices were very expensive, they did not have the discounts that she promised and she was not very interested in assisting, she really did not want to talk to anyone but the manager and her staff member there. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
I rate it at 4 because it was a very picturesque port, the weather was very nice and warm, and my wife liked it because of this. I am not a fan of this very warm weather, but no issues here.
I rate it at 4 because it was a very picturesque port, the weather was very nice and warm, and my wife liked it because of this. I am not a fan of this very warm weather, but no issues here. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2015
What a beautiful Island. The shopping area is within walking distance of the port so taking a cab is actually unnecessary. There are numerous shops and dining options all along the beach area. Great bargains and delicious food. If you ... Read More
What a beautiful Island. The shopping area is within walking distance of the port so taking a cab is actually unnecessary. There are numerous shops and dining options all along the beach area. Great bargains and delicious food. If you like to cocktail then we recommend the Blue Bitch Par upstairs. Great view, great cocktails and a very wry and funny bartender to keep you entertained! Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
Spent a beautiful day at the Kontiki Beach Club and then shopping on Front Street. The cab ride was reasonable $7 one way and the club provided two padded chaise loungers with unbrella for $12.50 each.
Spent a beautiful day at the Kontiki Beach Club and then shopping on Front Street. The cab ride was reasonable $7 one way and the club provided two padded chaise loungers with unbrella for $12.50 each. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
We used TripAdvisor to find Bernard's Tours and had a fantastic guided tour with the Mailman. We went to both sides of the island, French and Dutch, and learned a little bit of history. He took us to Orient Beach and then on to ... Read More
We used TripAdvisor to find Bernard's Tours and had a fantastic guided tour with the Mailman. We went to both sides of the island, French and Dutch, and learned a little bit of history. He took us to Orient Beach and then on to Marigot for lunch. Finally, we hit Maho Beach to watch some planes land. We didn't get to see the big KLM plane, but we were fortunate enough to catch AirFrance. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2015
We rented a car from Coastal Car Rental. No issues, car was in great condition. We visited the market in Marigot, went to Sunshine Bar and Grill at Maho Beach to see the planes land (747 from KLM)... and then headed to Orient beach to ... Read More
We rented a car from Coastal Car Rental. No issues, car was in great condition. We visited the market in Marigot, went to Sunshine Bar and Grill at Maho Beach to see the planes land (747 from KLM)... and then headed to Orient beach to the Club Orient side of the beach for a few hours. Read Less

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