We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

New York
Level Contributor
139 posts
11 reviews
St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

Hello All - My boyfriend and I will be traveling to the Sonesta Great Bay next week - this is our first time to St Maarten. We travel often and are pretty low maintenance. Any insight or tips you have for us are appreciated - mid 30's. We'd like to have a really nice dinner in Philipsburg one night and are interested in an Anguilla day trip with snorkeling. Thank you in advance.

Greenwich...
Level Contributor
458 posts
172 reviews
1. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

There's no reason for you to have dinner in Philipsburg, trust me on this.

I ask you to please reconsider?

Level Contributor
297 posts
38 reviews
2. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

If you're looking for the St Maarten experience beyond the area around your resort - I'd suggest you eat at one of the nice restaurants in Grand Case instead of Phillipsburg.

Beyond that - if you're willing to do things outside of your resort I'd suggest utilizing Sonesta s day pass to there sister resort in Maho.

Further although nothing is wrong with the beach you're on there is a plethora of gorgeous beaches on the island. I would consider visiting them.

Anguilla is a good idea - I'd recommend Shoal bay - one of the best beaches in the world.

Edited: 10 September 2016, 15:33
3. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 12 September 2016, 23:00
4. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 12 September 2016, 22:59
5. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 12 September 2016, 23:00
Auburn Washington
Destination Expert
for St Martin / St Maarten
Level Contributor
4,661 posts
6 reviews
6. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

Might want to look into Le Escargot in Phillipsburg if they are still open. Had some wonderful dinners there in the past.

7. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 12 September 2016, 23:00
St Martin / St...
Destination Expert
for St Martin / St Maarten, Philipsburg
Level Contributor
3,255 posts
21 reviews
8. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

another favorite of mine in Philipsburg is Antoine's..one of our long time favorites.

9. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 12 September 2016, 23:01
10. Re: St Maarten First Timer - Leave in 1 week...

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 10 September 2016, 22:35