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Trip: Caribbean Sea, St. Maarten/St. Martin 
27th-Oct-2006 08:35 am
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Trip: Caribbean Sea
(Поездка: Карибы) St. Maarten / St. Martin (Сен-Мартен)

The St. Maarten/St Martin Tourist Office, 675 Third Ave., Suite 1807, New York, NY 10017 Ph: 800/786-2278 or 212/953-2084 for the department servicing the Dutch side, and Ph: 877/956-1234 or 212/475-8970 for the department servicing the French side

Taxi Service & Information Center operates at the port of Marigot Ph: 590/87-56-54 on the French side of the island

Основные ссылки



Почитать по-английски:
French side: http://www.st-martin.org/
Dutch side: http://www.st-maarten.com/


Philipsburg Price: $8 Bus Hours: Thur at 11am
Marigot Price: $10 Boat Hours: 9am
Sightseeing Tours Price: $20

12 Metre Challenge
Регата, в которой можно принять участие, отправление из Dutch capital, Philipsburg.
Bobby's Marina in Philipsburg Ph: 599.542.0045
Hours: up to 4 regattas per day: 8.30am, 10.30am, 11.45am and 1.30pm, duration 2.5-3 hours.

Dolphin Discovery
http://www.dolphindiscovery.com/anguilla/anguilla-howtoget.asp, http://dolphinworld.org/dolphin-swim-anguilla.htm
Соседний остров Anguilla, мероприятие с дельфинами, три программы, отправление с французской стороны.
Hours: daily 08:30am-5:00pm. Если резервировать заранее, дают скидки.

Beach Horseback Riding
Bayside Riding Club, Route Galion Beach, Orientale Ph: 590/87-36-64.
Hours: 9:00-11:00am or 2:00-4:00pm
Price: start at US$70 for 2 hours per person

The Dutch capital, Philipsburg

St. Maarten Museum (St. Maarten Heritage Museum)
7 Front St Wathey Square Philipsburg St. Maarten/St. Martin Ph: 599 542 4917
This 18th Century West Indian House, recently restored almost to its original form, holds a collection of Caribbean folklore and historical relics.
Hours: Mon-Fr 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Price: $1

St. Maarten Zoo
Philipsburg St. Maarten/St. Martin Ph: 599 543 2030
Hours: 9am-5pm Winter, 10am-6pm Summer, Closed on Major Local Holidays

Wathey Square
The unofficial town center

Town center

Mosera Fine Arts Gallery
7 Speetjens Arcade Philipsburg Ph: 599 54 20554

Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company
Магазин с местным ликером.
Front St Philipsburg St. Maarten/St. Martin Ph: 599 542 2965

Другие достопримечательности голландской стороны

The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons)
Le Galion Beach Rd Quartier d'Orleans Philipsburg 97150 Ph: 590 87-3121
http://www.thebutterflyfarm.com/ — довольно бесполезный сайт, несмотря на официальность
Приходить желательно утром
Hours: 9-3
Price: $10

Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Arch Road, Madame Estate, Philipsburg Ph: (599) 543-2030 Email: sxmzoo@caribserve.net

Loterie Farm
Rte. de Pic du Paradis | Tel: (0590) 87.86.16
Route de Pic Paradis, Saint Martin 97150 French West Indies
Довольно дикий парк. The “Fly Zone” will suspend you high above the properties’ private forest reserve where you’ll soar between majestic 200 year old mango and mahogany trees.
Hidden Forest Café: Tues-Sat: Lunch noon-3pm | Dinner 6:30-9:30pm, Sundays: noon-4ish
TreeLounge: Tues-Sun: noon-midnightish
Hiking Tours & Zip Lines: Tues-Sat: 9am-4pm

To Reserve Activities Online (какая-то левая компания, по-моему) Ph: 800-480-8555

The French capital, Marigot

St. Maarten Museum
Marigot, near Marina Port la Royale
History of the French side of the island.
Price: free

Fort Louis
http://www.marinafortlouis.com/ — по умолчанию язык французский, переключить флажок сверху слева

Другие достопримечательности французской стороны

Маленькая рыбацкая деревушка в 20 минутах езды от Marigot. Красивая архитектура.

Create Your Own Perfume: Class 101
Tijon is conveniently located in Grand Case at 1 L'Esperance Road near the airport, across from Spiga Restaurant. http://www.tijon.com/Location.aspx
Note: Prices are in Euros: however, we honor 1€ = $1 for the deposit and the for the balance on-site if paid in cash. If the balance owed on-site is paid by credit card the current euro-dollar exchange rate may apply.

Perfume Class #101 - 99€ – (a 2-3 hour experience), includes: (Reservations required, classes typically start at 9:30am or 4:30 pm, inquire)

Orleans, The French Quarter
Старая деревушка с постройками 17 века. Расположена на восточной стороне острова недалеко от голландской границы.

Mount Vernon Plantation
The Coffee Museum
Take direction Orient Bay, proceed past the airport Grand Case and at the junction, keep going in the direction Orient Bay. The entrance to Mount Vernon Plantation is on your right, 200 meters past the junction. Ph: 059-029-5062
Hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-5pm

Fort Amsterdam
Great Bay
Очередные развалины крепости.

Emilio Wilson Estate
Старое имение с плантацией. Сейчас, судя по всему, рассматривать там нечего.

Paradise Peak
Самая высокая точка острова FlyZone Ph: 0590-87-86-16)


http://www.st-maarten-info.com/St-Maarten-Beaches/stmaarten_Beaches.html — удобная карта, щелкать прямо на неё
http://www.mrstm.com/beaches.php — описания

Голландская сторона

Cupecoy Beach
Burgeaux Bay
Dawn Beach — good for snorkeling, the coral reef is right off the shore, the surf can sometimes be a little challenging, swimsuit optional http://www.st-maarten-info.com/St-Maarten-Beaches/DawnBeach.html http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147347-d147517-Reviews-Dawn_Beach-Philipsburg_St_Maarten_St_Martin.html
Great Bay Beach
Guana Bay — good for Surfing, large and mostly deserted due to the rough roads leading you to the shore. Also, there are no bars, no amenities and no service on this beach http://www.st-maarten-info.com/St-Maarten-Beaches/GuanaBay.html
Kim Sha Beach
Little Bay
Maho Beach — http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147346-d539433-Reviews-Maho_Beach-St_Maarten_St_Martin.html
Mullet Bay — good for Surfing, active surf makes this an attractive spot to local surfers. Theft is a big problem http://www.st-maarten-info.com/St-Maarten-Beaches/MulletBay.html
Pelican Key — good for snorkeling

Французскская сторона

Baie Rouge/Bay Rouge/Rouge Bay — http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147348-d147477-Reviews-Red_Bay_Baie_Rouge-Marigot_St_Maarten_St_Martin.html
Friar's Bay
Grand Case/Baie de Grand Case
Happy Bay
Le Gallion / Baie L'Embourchure, also Coconut Grove or Baby Beach — surrounded by a coral reef that serves as a protection, providing calm and shallow waters http://www.st-maarten-info.com/St-Maarten-Beaches/LeGalion.html
Long Bay/Baie Longe
Nettle Bay/Baie Nettle
Orient Beach http://www.orientbeach.com/ — the most popular beach, protected from the Atlantic waves by a reef. Orient beach is only a 15 minute taxi ride across the island, ($25-$30). Mini vans regularly run to OB and charge $5 to $7 p/p. Make arrangements with the driver you go out with and he'll return to pick you up at the same place where he dropped you off. The main taxi stand is located at Pedro's Inn, on the beach. Where to rent: Orient Watersports, Tropical Wave Watersports, Windsurfing Club Nathalie Simon, Trade Winds Dive Center http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147346-d184558-Reviews-Orient_Bay-St_Maarten_St_Martin.html, http://www.orientbeach.com/
Pine Island (Illet Pinel) — is a tiny island on the north end of St. Martin, lies in Orient Bay. Access is via boats that run from Cul de Sac. Some of the watersport concessions on Orient Beach also will drop you off on Pinel Is.and return at a set time to pick you up. $7 http://www.st-maarten-info.com/St-Maarten-Beaches/PinelIsland.html , http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147346-d538340-Reviews-Pinel_Island-St_Maarten_St_Martin.html , http://www.stmartin-sxm.com/sxm/pages/pinel-island.php
Petities Cayes — Petites Cayes is an unspoiled little tropical beach on the northern shore of French Saint Martin. To get to Petites Cayes beach, you've to be prepared for an arduous 35-45 minutes walk along the coast and through the natural reserve of Petites Cayes, starting at the dump located behind the French village of Cul-de-Sac (between the road to Anse Marcel and the road to the Pinel ferry). http://www.st-maarten-info.com/St-Maarten-Beaches/PetitesCayes.html
Plum Bay/Baie aux Prunes — good for Surfing, there are no amenities http://www.st-maarten-info.com/St-Maarten-Beaches/PlumBay.html
Oyster Pond — is a harbor that protects sailboats and charters from Atlantic ocean http://www.st-maarten-info.com/St-Maarten-Beaches/OysterPond.html

http://www.stmaartenconcierge.com/water/snorkeling.html советует:
Dawn Beach
Friar's Bay
Pinel Island

Kite Surfing


Snorkel and Scuba diving Tours

Concierge Blue
Email: concierge@stmartinblue.com Ph: 1.866.207.9377 International Phone: 1.704.272.4000
Keloa Snorkel Tour Price $55
St Martin Snorkel Trip Price $35 Days: Tue-Sat. The excursion leaves in the morning and the afternoon and heads to Creole Rock
Glass Bottom Boat Price $30
Rhino Riders St Maarten Сафари — дают порулить лодкой Price per double $98 Price per single $85 The trip takes about 2.5 hours

Swaliga Charters
Dock Maarten / Chesterfield's 1, Westin Resort (Dawn Beach), Oyster Pond Greathouse Marina, Holland House Beach Hotel Ph: +599-55-42502
Anguilla day trip Price $99 Days: Tue & Thur.
Reef Express Price $55 Days: Sun-Mon.
St. Barths day trip Price $99 Days: Wed-Fr
SXM/St. Martin day trip

Aqua Mania Adventures
Sand Dollar (half day snorkel trips) Snorkeling at Creole Rock Price $45 Hours: 10am-1pm, 2-5pm
Rock 'n Roll Safaris Price Double Rides $98 Hours: 10am & 1.30pm
Lambada катамаран большой, мероприятие на целый день – на соседние острова Anguilla и Prickly Pear. Anguilla - Wednesdays and Fridays, Prickly Pear - Tuesdays and Thursdays. Price $85. Почитать про Prickly Pear: в самом конце поста ссылки
Located at Pelican Marina in Simpson Bay Ph: 011(599) 544-2640

Tintamarre Island (Flat Island)
East of the Orleans quarter of St.Martin

Anguilla - соседний остров, known for its gorgeous white sand beaches and phenomenal gourmet restaurants Добираются:
— с Dolphin Discovery, см. выше http://www.dolphindiscovery.com/anguilla/anguilla-howtoget.asp
— с Swaliga Charters, см. выше
— на катамаране Lambada, см. выше
http://www.cruisecritic.com/ports/newport.cfm?ID=13. Аbout a 25-minute ferry ride from Marigot. Logistical note: Ferries operate between Blowing Point (Anguilla) and Marigot every half-hour or so during the day. Cost each way is $12 and is paid in cash onboard. Both St. Martin and Anguilla charge "departure" fees ($2 and $3 respectively). Critical: make sure you bring your passport, or you'll be denied entry.

Happy Harold's Tour of the Island
Booked through Sea Palace Philipsburg

Voyager Boat Excursion
Phillipsburg to St. Barth

Other Snorkeling Sites

Equipment can be rented at almost any hotel, and most beaches have watersports kiosks

Where to rent windsurfing equipment
Board rentals are available at Le Galion beach and Orient Bay
Windy Reef Ph: 0590 870-837 or
Tropical Wave Ph: 0590 873-725
Club Orient Watersports Ph: 0590 873-385
Wind Adventures Ph: 0590 294 157
Le Galion Watersports (Tropical Wave) Ph: 590 873-725
Windy Reef Ph: 0590 870-837
Bikini Beach Ph: 0590 270-748
Kakao Beach Ph: 0590 274-994 or
Kontiki Watersports Ph: 0590 874-689
Club Nathalie Simon Ph: 0590 295-157
Reserve naturelle St Martin Ph: 0690 342-185
On the Dutch side check out
Aquamania Adventures 544-2640, or
Westport Water sports 544-2557 at Kim Sha Beach.

Reef at Green Key

Petite Clef

Proselyte Reef
The reef lies just outside Philipsburg. Место, где разбился корабль в 1801. Divers need to book through a local dive site operator; these include Aqua Mania Adventures (http://www.stmaarten-activities.com/), Dive Safaris, Ocean Explorers Dive Center, Simpson Bay, The Scuba Shop (http://www.thescubashop.net/) and Scuba Fun.

Prickly Pear
Остров, куда плавает катамаран Lambada
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