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  1. Thread: Where To Stay

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    Re: Where To Stay

    [QUOTE=dadto6;997744]Excellent choice!

    Unfortunately, when the forum allows people who have contrary views about something, such as a villa, to be shouted down and removed by those with a vested...
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    June 2018 Trip Notes

    1. We made our 15th trip to the Island this year and were excited to see how it had progressed from the storm. With one notable exception, the trip was great.

    2. We flew Delta to SXM then SBC to...
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    Re: Sxm arrival question

    We just came back flying SBC to and from SXM. Things were efficient and quicker than "normal." The only downside is that the departure tent is pretty bleak with barely enough seating and only a...
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    Re: Sxm arrival question

    so do you have to go through immigration even if you have carried on baggage?
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    Re: Sxm arrival question

    Re-asking this question.

    Has this procedure changed since February when Tim referenced the Transfer line?

    Thanks
  6. Thread: Le Bouchon 5-3

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    Re: Le Bouchon 5-3

    wait-is the ATM down? where is another one?
  7. Thread: Au Regal 5-2

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    Re: Au Regal 5-2

    we stuck our heads in years ago and the cigarette smoke ran us off. Has that changed?
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    Sxm arrival question

    Before Irma, one could carry on bags and go directly to sbc/winair checkin without immigration stopoff. Is that still the procedure now or is everyone routed together?
  9. Thread: Flight Debacle

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    Re: Flight Debacle

    Delta just cancelled my Atl-SXM flight in June and put us on a flight the day before. I guess they know we can't oppose a 1 day extension of our SB trip.
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    Re: Villa Cancellation (Perchoir)

    We were paying roughly 450 per with car included. Thanks
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    Villa Cancellation (Perchoir)

    We just received an email from the owner that our reservation this June at Perchoir was cancelled because the villa couldn't be repaired in time. The owner said that 75% of the buildings were...
  12. Thread: Rental vehicles

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    Re: Rental vehicles

    [QUOTE=Canuck;981279]Personally, I want a vehicle always and not a taxi or Uber.


    Totally agree. To me one of the quirky pleasures of SB is driving.
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    Re: Flamands villa damage

    For Perchoir fans- as someone noted on different thread, Google Earth has recent update. You can see Perchoir and at least it has a roof and isnt obviously damaged.
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    Re: Flamands villa damage

    Thanks. We emailed Michel when the storm was coming to wish him well but haven't heard back. Perchoir seems so vulnerable.
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    Flamands villa damage

    If anyone has any information about the damage to villas in Flamands, please share it. We have a Villa Perchoir reservation pending but haven'theard anything from the owners.

    Thanks
  16. Thread: Honeymoon Help

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    Re: Honeymoon Help

    I doubt anyone can give wise advice as yet on the amount of damage recovery that will be accomplished by early November, but I think it is safe to say that there will still be significant damage. ...
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    Re: Too late to evacuate?

    i was on the Island in 1995 right before Luis hit (on my honeymoon on my first trip to SB). They indeed cleared the planes off the island several days in advance and i got one of the last planes off.
  18. Thread: Diet cokes

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    Re: Diet cokes

    yes, check the search function
  19. Thread: Diet cokes

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    Diet cokes

    This post tests the operating premise of this forum-that no fact is too trivial to be discussed.

    This is is my 12th trip. I am hooked on diet cokes. Heretofore I have had to accept the...
  20. Thread: Seaweed Update

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    We went back to Saline and Governour today and...

    We went back to Saline and Governour today and the seaweed was worse than the other day because this time it was fully in the water, such that it was hard to find anywhere to go in. The picture below...
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    reporting from the scene on this. Thanks to Phil...

    reporting from the scene on this. Thanks to Phil for the tip.

    this is a great deal. Sunday the place was hopping but we got beach chairs without problem. You could order off the menu but we did...
  22. Thread: Seaweed Update

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    We are here now. Overwhelming amount of seaweed...

    We are here now. Overwhelming amount of seaweed on saline and governour today and Wednesday (June 3 and 5). Not on other side of island
  23. Does this entitle one to lounge chair and...

    Does this entitle one to lounge chair and umbrella access?
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    Delta Winair baggage question

    I am importng this from the other forum to get more views.

    Has anyone had success checking bags all the way through to SBH using delta/winair or is that now no longer an option?

    thanks.
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    Delta and and winair used to have an agreement so...

    Delta and and winair used to have an agreement so that you could check all the way to sbh. Has that changed?
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    KLM SXM landing video

    I dont see that anyone has posted this yet.

    http://milestomemories.boardingarea.com/maho-beach-landing/
  27. Thread: Vila OHA

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    Vila OHA

    Does anyone know about the recent status of this villa? it used to be a Wimco villa, but then it was sold, and now i see it listed on some "lesser" villa rental sites.

    Thanks
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    I will say that I burned up an iPad by not using...

    I will say that I burned up an iPad by not using transformer this trip so be careful
  29. Thread: Villa Perchoir

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    Hey Wood, Atlanta here also.

    Hey Wood, Atlanta here also.
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    [QUOTE=DMLewin;847493]I know what you mean about...

    [QUOTE=DMLewin;847493]I know what you mean about a beach in the early morning.
    My wife is not so thrilled.
    We solve the problem by renting a place on the beach.

    When home, I often want to sleep...
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    I take your point but I love the elevated view. ...

    I take your point but I love the elevated view. Do you have any affordable specific recommendations?
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    Trip Notes- July 13-20, 2013

    I don't have the emotional energy to write one of those detailed trip reports that I love to read with pictures of everything and copious detail. I am still in post-trip recovery for the depression...
  33. Thread: Villa Perchoir

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    It is steep but short- maybe 15 yards, so no...

    It is steep but short- maybe 15 yards, so no problem, but we never drove it wet.
  34. Thread: Villa Perchoir

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    yes, but it wasn't too warm for us. we would turn...

    yes, but it wasn't too warm for us. we would turn on bedroom ac and let it cool the house and that worked. a few mosquitos outside but not bad.
  35. Thread: Villa Perchoir

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    Villa Perchoir

    We stayed at this villa from July 13-20, 2013. I haven't seen much written about it recently so I thought I'd give a brief review.

    This villa is now a VRBO only rental. Its website is very...
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