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Simpson Bay - Royal Palm Beach Resort - 1 week with Kids

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Simpson Bay - Royal Palm Beach Resort - 1 week with Kids

We are heading to the Royal Palm for spring break (3/31-4/7) and I have been doing some research but only confusing myself. This is our first time to the island, our kids are 10 and 8. Looking for several recommendations:

1. Do we need a rental car and if so should we rent at the airport or the hotel?

2. Suggestions for activities, day trips?

3. Dining suggestions - preferably within walking distance or a short drive/cab ride.

4. Local grocery store to pick up some essentials and snacks and also some alcohol for the room.

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1. Re: Simpson Bay - Royal Palm Beach Resort - 1 week with Kids

1) Rental car, yes

2) Carosel for ice cream and ride

Pinel island

Bumper cars

3) Toppers

Lee's

Pinapple Pete

4) Garden Market (or Market Garden ) just down the road from Royal Palm. Also Grand Marche a bit further other side of the lagoon in Cole Bay.

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2. Re: Simpson Bay - Royal Palm Beach Resort - 1 week with Kids

Zoo

Loterie Farm

Butterfly Farm

http://www.stmaartenzoo.com/

http://loteriefarm.com/

http://www.thebutterflyfarm.com/

Boathouse Restaurant

Zee Best Restaurant

Hideaway Restaurant

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http://www.sxm-info.com/

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4. Re: Simpson Bay - Royal Palm Beach Resort - 1 week with Kids

Bobcat, can you imagin a 10 & 8 yr old with a basket of pastries in front of them at Z Best? Fingers all over them and then to the next table they go. LOL

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5. Re: Simpson Bay - Royal Palm Beach Resort - 1 week with Kids

Kids, adults - no difference. Still a basket of used pastries.

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6. Re: Simpson Bay - Royal Palm Beach Resort - 1 week with Kids

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Menus - Locations - reviews -

http://www.zeebestrestaurant.com/

We love the crepes - the Popeye and the Breakfast Special - we pass on the basket of goodies -

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7. Re: Simpson Bay - Royal Palm Beach Resort - 1 week with Kids

Thanks for all the suggestions - very helpful.

Is it possible to walk to Karakter? What about Pineapple Pete's?

How far of a walk is it to each?

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