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Anyone ever been to St. Martin/St. Maarten? How about Curacao?


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#1 soxgirl

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    Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:01 PM

    We're getting married in Aruba and looking for another island that we can get to from there for our honeymoon. We're considering Curacao or St. Martin/St. Maarten. I haven't been to either of these places...any help would be greatly appreciated!

    #2 Destination Scout

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      Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:31 PM

      St. Maarten is ok, but it's very busy and not very serene. I would chose Anguila over St. Maarten. It's only an hour's ferry ride from St. Maarten and has the most beautiful beaches.
      Here's a few pictures.
      My Personal Corona Commercial on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
      Anguilla, Cove Bay on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
      Anguilla, Shoal Bay Beach on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
      There are a ton of small hotels along Shoal Bay that would be so nice for a honeymoon.

      #3 Destination Scout

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        Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:32 PM

        St. Maarten is ok, but it's very busy and not very serene. I would chose Anguila over St. Maarten. It's only an hour's ferry ride from St. Maarten and has the most beautiful beaches.
        Here's a few pictures.
        My Personal Corona Commercial on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
        Anguilla, Cove Bay on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
        Anguilla, Shoal Bay Beach on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
        There are a ton of small hotels along Shoal Bay that would be so nice for a honeymoon.

        #4 ~Angela~

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          Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:40 PM

          My FI and I have been to St. Maarten/St. Martin twice for vacation. We love it!!!! There is so much to do ...so many beaches, shopping, nightlife, etc. Some parts are not very serene but they are there. That being said, Anguilla is also VERY beautiful. We just did a day trip there so didn't get to see much of the island itself but I am sure it's wonderful. The resorts also look luxurious!

          In St. Maarten, we stayed at the Maho Beach hotel both times. It's not fancy by any means but it's one of the few all inclusives - which is what we were looking for. It's also got shopping, nightlife and casinos just a few steps away.

          Good luck making a decision!

          #5 laurenvuitton

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            Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:11 PM

            I would not recommend Curacao... we were there for a day on a cruise that was more than enough... they are still really building up the Island and there is not much to do at all. I would recommend the Virgin Islands anytime over Curacao

            #6 estritz

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              Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:08 PM

              I've been to St Martin for my 20th anniversary and going back 3 years later this coming October. I dont know where the person was that wrote the beaches were crowded, but the only beach in St Martin we noticed had people on it was the nudist beach Orient Beach. We had a rental and drove around every day, and my favorite beach was Baie Rouge. Talk about serene. Cupecoy Beach was awesome the evening we were there.Small beach and we encountered a rouge wave that ruined my cmaeral... But... oh my gosh... the best beaches in the world. Long Baie was deserted. We had to ask a couple that just entered the beach to take our pic because no one else was there...and this is a long beach. Just a blast. Night life was good too. Plan it with a full moon...set the ambience!






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