Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunday in St. Maarten

I had a great nights sleep! I woke up stepped on the balcony (minus the parka) and woke up to a beautiful sight:

I stood on the balcony for about 5 minutes and then we hopped on a bus tour to learn the layout of the island.

Our first stop was a couple beaches. The water was absolutely beautiful! So clean and very blue:

We were able to spend about 30 minutes at the beach and that was all the time I needed to know I would be coming back later in the week!


After the beach stop everyone was pretty hungry so we stopped and had some lunch at the Sky's the Limit.

Here is a look at how they cooked the meat. Didn't look the most sanitary to me but that didn't stop me from trying it out:

Diet Coke to drink (notice the smaller sized can):

To eat I ordered the "Garlic Shrimp Food". That is how it was listed on the menu. It was okay but, again, nothing special. I found it interesting that every meal came with salad, cole slaw, spaghetti, broccoli, beans and rice and mac-n-cheese all on the same plate!

This was actually the worst meal we had on the island. Thank goodness we were seated with a fun and nice family from Jersey. They were great!

After our meal, Patrick and I walked around a bit. Here is another look at the gorgeous water:

After lunch we stopped at a local grocery store to pick up some food for our room. We were lucky to have a full kitchen in our hotel room.

After the bus tour Patrick and I explored the resort we were staying at. We also took some time to just relax on beach chairs and take in all the fresh air and scenery.

Here is a look at the ocean from the resort pool:


Sunday's dinner was buffet style. My first plate consisted of salad, cucumber salad, rice and beans, white fish, corn on the cob, plantain and a roll:

Second plate consisted of salad, corn on the cob and cauliflower:

For dessert we shared a piece of pineapple upside down cake. I was so excited to try it that I forgot to take a picture until after we had consumed it:

Stay tuned for Monday in St. Maarten!


  1. I'm JEALOUS. I can't say that enough. Your pictures are beautiful, thanks for sharing, they make me happy :)

    And, that shrimp looks amazing!