Day 6…..Strolling through Simpson Bay
On Monday, Dane & the rest of the gang flew back home leaving me, at that point, on my own. My iPhone fell at the border on Day 2 & the screen was shattered. It held up but gave way on Day 5.
My Kindle also died & I had no charger.
Anyhow, I woke up on Monday, after a nice night’s sleep & decided to walk to McDonald’s for lunch.
My walk gave me the opportunity to take in the beauty of Simpson Bay.
“Simpson Bay was the home of a Danish fishing community and for many years there was no bridge over the marshy area that allowed flow in and out of the lagoon. Today a large drawbridge opens six times a day to let mega-yachts into the Isla del Sol Marina and Princess Juliana Airport is next door. The area is ringed with hotels, casinos, and restaurants.”
“Blue Mall’s upscale stores carry brands which are well know amongst the ‘fashionado’, but are usually hard or impossible to find in this region of the world. The scale of Blue Mall and the island’s duty free status allow these stores to offer their merchandise at prices much better or at least equal to comparable shopping environments.”
In the evening, we went to the Caribbean Cinemas – Megaplex 7 to see San Andreas. Even though we have a 3 D theatre in Jamaica, I had never seen a 3D movie. It was a fun experience which I plan to have again soon.
After the movie, we drove around Philipsburg similar to what we had done in the day. Philipsburg is absolutely breathtaking at night!
Day 7…. Journey to the French Side
My last full day is St. Martin was as bittersweet as my last day of Conference. Nonetheless, determined to enjoy every last minute in Paradise, I got dressed & ready to explore St. Martin.
Lunch at Baie Oriental
What would a visit to St. Martin be without a trip to Baie Oriental (Orient Beach)? Once you entered through the stone walls you knew you were in for a far from normal experience.
“Orient Beach is St. Martin’s flagship beach and is often referred to as the “French Riviera of the Caribbean”. This expansive one mile beach is home to numerous beach bar/restaurants, who offer various menus, from formal French to pizzas, burgers and local fare. No matter what the cuisine, its party time all the way, from one end of the beach to the other. Bikini Beach, Coco Beach, Kakao Beach, Wakiki Beach and Kontiki Beach are the most established beach restaurants with great food, great service and even greater ambiance.”
We took a stroll over to the bar at the Nude Beach. Let’s just say, I saw more than I was prepared to see on a Tuesday afternoon… lol
I definitely enjoyed my Kontiki Beach experience. The food, the service & the ambiance was excellent. I definitely recommend a trip here (just be warned that you may see the occasional nudist).
Check out Kontiki Beach Facebook page here.
Wednesday was the most bittersweet day of the entire trip. I did not want to leave SXM but I missed my home & my family. Our flight was on time & unlike the flight to St. Maarten I was able to sit beside one of my friends.