Saturday, May 20, 2017

Vacation Plans, Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a country on the southern part of a Caribbean island shared with Saint Martin, a French overseas collectivity. Its natural features span lagoons, beaches and salt pans. The capital, Philipsburg, has cobblestone streets and colorful, colonial-style buildings lining its Front Street shopping area. The port is a popular cruise-ship stop.
Vacation plans are made and airline tickets purchased. It's that time of year when Mary and I like to get-away. This year we are going to meet up with friends Pam & Ted, the same couple we vacationed with in Hawaii last year. Pam found a gorgeous home south of Dawn Beach and just north of Red Pond, the place is amazing, 4000sf of perfect relaxation. Two large kitchens and three master suites.
I am already planning some time at Maho Beach, yes, the place where planes buzz the beach on very short final. No, I'm not going to hang on the fence, I'll sit at the local watering hole and observe the crazies. I will absolutely take plenty of pictures. There is plenty of great snorkeling locations and the neighboring island, Anguilla, has a swim with the dolphins experience.
We will be following up this get-away with our annual BAC Fest activities in New Bedford, MA. August and September will be a busy couple of months, but we're excited!


Jim and Sandie said...

How fun. I can hardly wait to see your pictures. We swam with the dolphins in the Bahamas and it was one of the best things we did. Have a fantastic time and relax and enjoy.

Gary said...

We plan on plenty of R&R. I know my Bride sure deserves this get-away after being my nurse for the last four months.