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Honeymoon - 2 choices - please advise :)

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Honeymoon - 2 choices - please advise :)

My fiancé and I will be spending 10 days in a vrbo rental and then 4 days in Anguilla. We have narrowed our choices in St. Maarten down to two. One is in Anse Marcel and the other in the French Cul De Sac.

Which location is better?

We will have a rental car. We like good food and drinks. The rental in Anse Marcel is more expensive.


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1. Re: Honeymoon - 2 choices - please advise :)

It depends on what kind of experience you are looking for. Even though they are very close to each other, they are very different places. Anse Marcel is really beautiful - it almost feels like you are in a completely different place from the rest of St Martin. It feels very exclusive, and has some breathtaking views. French Cul-de-sac has more of a local Caribbean town feel to it. Both locations are close to Grand Case and Orient Beach. With a rental car there is not much difference in terms of getting around the island to beaches and restaurants.

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2. Re: Honeymoon - 2 choices - please advise :)

I think it's not a matter of which is better, but more of what you are looking for. Anse Marcel felt a bit more 'resorty', while Cul De Sac felt a bit more residential. Anse Marcel as well is a bit of a hike and more isolated, and while Cul De Sac is as well, it's a bit easier to get out to the main road and on your way. As well - in Cul De Sac you are right there to get to Pinel Island, which is one place you will want to go to.

If you want a more hotel/resort experience or area go to Anse Marcel, if that is not a priority and you want better accessibility to Grand Case/Hope Estates etc ... then Cul De Sac might be a better choice.

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