Hello, we(10 of us) are scheduled to cruise out of St. Maarten in early February. A few of us were hoping to stay 6 nights on the island before our departure, but since our Airbnb had to cancel we are not sure what to do. "Sail Windjammer" is still cruising the same itinerary and we are looking forward to this, just not sure what to do before. We need to depart a couple days early so as not to run into bad New England weather. Would hate to not be able to leave because of a blizzard.
Some thoughts we had are to try and find a place to stay on island and just relax. Maybe only 3 days prior to departure. We are fine and obviously don't expect luxury, but we would like water, electricity, air conditioning and plumbing. I assume if hotels are taking reservations they can provide this.
A few questions:
Is the water safe to swim in?
What choices for transportation to and from airport as well as to dining. Don't think rentals are available.
Flights are very inexpensive right now from Boston, just worried if the will actually depart.
Another thought was to visit Curaçao before and fly from there into st Maarten to depart on trip. Looks like Winair flys between islands.
Sorry for the long post. Just really confused as to what we should do.