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Where to stay in St.Martin/St.Maarten??

Winnipeg, MB
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Where to stay in St.Martin/St.Maarten??

Can anyone help me - we were scheduled to go to the Mayan Riviera for our honeymoon and now can't due to hurricane Wilma but can go to St.Martin for the same time frame Nov.5-12th.

Our 2 options are Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino OR

Le Flamboyant Hotel Resort - Any insight would be appreciated we HAVE to book tomorrow.

Thanks!

Atlanta
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1. Re: Where to stay in St.Martin/St.Maarten??

Maho. Hands down. I cannot recommend Le Flamboyant. Though I love the French side and Marigot, you will not be happy with that place on your honeymoon. It sounds like you are going AI, which is fine (though not recommend on St. Martin - too many great places). Maho is in the middle of the action, whereas Flamboyant is off on its own. Plus, you really don't want to swim in the water on the beach at Flamboyant - it's either on the lagoon (ick) or just across the street... but regardless, it's beaches are NOT really somewhere I'd choose to swim. Pick Maho - if you were going to do a Mayan Riviera AI, it's more in line with what you were expecting.

Do yourself a couple of favors: 1. go to traveltalkonline.com and post this question - it's the most active bb on St. Maarten; 2. rent a car - it'll make your trip much better.

Do know that Maho is near the airport - most people have no issues with this. Watching the planes come in is fun. Good luck.

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2. Re: Where to stay in St.Martin/St.Maarten??

Thank-you so much for the info!!

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3. Re: Where to stay in St.Martin/St.Maarten??

Maho

Flamboyant has no nightlife, is on the lagoon - not the ocean, is older, more run down.

Maho is near the airport but it closes at 11 pm.

No comparison!

Atlanta
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4. Re: Where to stay in St.Martin/St.Maarten??

Glad I could help! Congratulations and I hope you have a great honeymoon.

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5. Re: Where to stay in St.Martin/St.Maarten??

Hi:

Been to both. You received a blessing in disguise. Mayan Riviera is gorgeous. Stayed just outside Playa Del Carmen.

ST Martin is better --by far.

Enjoy.

Happy to answer any q's you may have about the mayan riviera.

akazin74@yaho.com

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6. Re: Where to stay in St.Martin/St.Maarten??

This might seem a bit random but thought this might be the best topic to post on. I have a 2 bedroom suite at the Royal Palm and a couple had to cancel on the room with us so there's a bedroom available Nov. 8th -12th. It's available for only $200 for the 4 nights if anyone is interested in taking it. If so, you can email me at ralph@ralphservices.com