CultureNamed the “friendly island”, I unfortunately was slightly underwhelmed. Maybe I set my expectations too high but compared to Costa Rica and Portugal, I did not find the culture overly friendly. Don’t get me wrong, people were nice but just not overwhelmingly so. One thing I would commend them on is the driving; definitely very… Continue reading SXM: Trip Reflection
SXM Day 7: Mullet Bay – St. Maarten – Toronto – Ottawa
Happy Valentine’s Day! Nice start to the day by having breakfast at “Zee Best” breakfast place on the island. Aaron definitely fell for the marketing efforts re: have a champagne with breakfast for Valentine’s Day with some mimosas. I had the banana almost croissant french toast whereas Aaron opted for the Huevos Rancheros. Maybe we’ve been… Continue reading SXM Day 7: Mullet Bay – St. Maarten – Toronto – Ottawa
Lots of coleslaw. Seafood soup. Lobster galore.
SXM Day 6: Pinel Island – Pic Paradis
We have been far too lazy on this trip so we decided to get all our physical activity in all at once. We started the morning kayaking from Cul de Sac to Pinel Island, enjoyed some tapas at the “Karibuni Restaurant”, then you guessed it, beach bummed. The heat was definitely getting to me but… Continue reading SXM Day 6: Pinel Island – Pic Paradis
SXM Day 5: Anguilla – Grand Case
It’s party boat day on the “Heineken Catamaran” to the nearby island of Anguilla! The wind was not ideal for sailing so our captain had to use the motor but it was still a very enjoyable ride with good company, a nice view of St. Martin/St. Maarten, snacks, rum punch and of course, Heineken. They’ve… Continue reading SXM Day 5: Anguilla – Grand Case
View on our way to Orient Bay
SXM Day 4: Orient Bay
Another day = another chance to eat some good food! Rise and shine as we head off to “Sunset Bar” once again to grab some breakfast. Aaron slowly eased into food again and he seemed to be doing ok after some Tums and Pepto Bismol. After a quick stroll to the airport, we rented a car… Continue reading SXM Day 4: Orient Bay
Chilling in a hammock while Aaron got some rest.
Seafood platter at Le Galion
Club sandwich and grilled shrimp at Dreams Restaurant and Bar