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Latest on the Westin?

Wisconsin
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Latest on the Westin?

Anyone local or anyone that has been by there in the past few weeks know how the construction is going?

I know their website was accepting reservations as of Dec. 13th. We don't go until April but I was curious on the progress.

I also emailed the Westin to see what they say also.

Wisconsin
posts: 3,098
reviews: 51
1. Re: Latest on the Westin?

My email to the Westin was answered and they informed me that the hotel will be fully operational in April and the condo's next door should be about finished by April also.

North Carolina
posts: 52
reviews: 1
2. Re: Latest on the Westin?

Let us know if you hear anythign else we are booked for late May there

St. maarten
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3. Re: Latest on the Westin?

I drove by the Westin yesterday and IMHO it will be partiallty open in December but remain a contruction site for a couple of months. They were starting to put in some palm trees and the parking garage was full of cars for the workers but they seemed to be focused on one wing of the hotel. The beach was the worst I had ever seen (trash and construction materials) but it was probably because they are rushing to finish on time. One other note is that the roads are really torn up in Sucker Garden and the approach to the Westin.

North Carolina
posts: 52
reviews: 1
4. Re: Latest on the Westin?

Denver,

We wont be there till May so hopefully they will have things cleand up by then

What kind of Taxi service and cost to Maho or Orient beach might we find from there?

West Chester Pa
posts: 420
reviews: 16
5. Re: Latest on the Westin?

You really need to rent a car when you're on this part of the island. Besides, that's half the fun of being on St Maarten. It's the only way to experience all the different beaches, restaurants and shopping that are available. Taxis can be scarce and very expensive. There will probably be more taxis in the area once the Westin is open, but it's just not the best way to vacation when on St Maarten. Rental cars are fairly inexpensive, and just give you so much more freedom to do all the things that you'll want to do.

North Carolina
posts: 52
reviews: 1
6. Re: Latest on the Westin?

Thanks Bob,

i will go ahead and rent was just a little concerned about driving back from the casinos late night to the Westin

Cupecoy Bay, St...
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reviews: 8
7. Re: Latest on the Westin?

If it's real late and you have been drinking, then do the cab thing. You won't be sorry, as the road out to OP can be scary at night. HUGE rain gut at the side of the road. I believe you can get a cab easily at the Casinos.

But for everyday travels into the early evening, use the car.

North Carolina
posts: 52
reviews: 1
8. Re: Latest on the Westin?

SXM mind if I go in another direction for a second what resturants on the beach are the best to eat at

Cupecoy Bay, St...
posts: 8,573
reviews: 8
9. Re: Latest on the Westin?

Ask 10 people, you'll get 10 different ansawers to THAT one! Everyone has their favorites, along with the favorite beaches.

Our favorite all time beach bar on SXM is Buccaneer Beach Bar in Simpson Bay. We end nearly every day there, and eat quite a few meals. Incedible sunsets. www.buccaneerbar.com

Next I think is Baywatch on Orient. http://www.info-res.com/baywatch/ Their margarita shrimp is incredible, and the owner Andy is a NJ ex-pat who you will love or hate, but a true character.

If it's your first trip, you have to go to Sunset Beach Bar in Maho at least once to watch the planes land. Food so so and booze prices hi.

While not beach bars, some of the lolo's in Grand Case are on the water and offer incredible meals and drinks at great prices.

Bikini and Boo Boo Jams on Orient offer some late evening entertainment some nights.

There's about 10 along Orient. Haven't tried them all, Pedro's, the Pirate and the next one I want to say called Chez Leandra all get rave reviews.

North Carolina
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reviews: 1
10. Re: Latest on the Westin?

Great info all of it email us at funtriadpeople @ yahoo so I can really pic your brain :)