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On our own for the day from cruise ship

georgia
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On our own for the day from cruise ship

Please give me some suggestions that we can do on our own for a few hours at this port. We have been to St. Maarten before--we went on a city tour with Bernard Tours. Our group consists of 83-year old couple who won't want to do a lot of walking, don't like to sit on a beach, but like casinos and a little shopping, seeing the sights. The rest of us like beaches, inexpensive drinks, shopping, sightseeing, local life.

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1. Re: On our own for the day from cruise ship

go to Maho. The older couple can go to the casino, the rest can enjoy the beach, planes etc

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2. Re: On our own for the day from cruise ship

Thanks for your reply. That's what we did on Bernard's Tour--we went to nude beach and watched planes land over our heads.

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or mullet bay. It is much quieter there, there is only one place to get food or drinks. Maybe stop on the way and get a picnic lunch before dropping people off at the casino?

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4. Re: On our own for the day from cruise ship

Maho is an excellent choice. You've got Casino Royale and Dunes for the gamblers. Sunset Bar and Grill for the plane spotters. Sunset does get real crowded when cruise ships are in port.

georgia
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Isn't Maho the same as where we went to the nude beach, and also saw planes land over your head?

Any other ideas since we've done that?

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6. Re: On our own for the day from cruise ship

I think your thinking of Orient Beach the nude beach.

Maho beach is not a nude beach, but a very busy public beach.

Happy planning

georgia
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Thank you for clearing that up. We are thinking about hiring Bernard again, and letting him drop the 83-year old parents at a casino, and the rest of us at Simpson Bay Beach, and then maybe join up for lunch and shopping as a group. Any thoughts? What about suggestions for lunch and pastries?

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8. Re: On our own for the day from cruise ship

Mullet beach and Maho beach are both right next to the casino. Mullet bay is beautiful!

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