We started or trip March 9, 2012 very bright and early! Our flight left from Houston's international airport (which is easy to get to when it's 4am and no one is on the road!) We flew from Houston to Philadelphia because it was a US Airways hub and them from Philly to Princess Juliana Airport in Sint Maarten. We always have a great time traveling together- we had cheese steaks in Philly, bought some alcohol from duty free AND
When we were landing, I was able to partially cross something off my bucket list. For the longest time I have watched the travel channel, and every now and then there are special about the best beaches to travel to, we landed over one of those beaches! This beach is famous because of "jet blasting" the beach is at the end of THE ONLY AIRPORT RUNWAY in Sint Maarten. Meaning every plane that lands and takes off comes from that one runway- which cases people to be tossed around on the beach! Super cool and very beautiful! Here are some shots from us landing.
We landed in SM at about 6pm their time and took a 20 minute drive to our resort, which was East of the airport. We we arrived, we were greeted with this view:
Sunday morning we grabbed breakfast (like we did every morning we were there- breakfast was sooo yummy there) and them we hit the beach. The water was calm, clear, very salty and so beautiful! The resort had chairs and umbrellas so we camped there all day- switching from the beach to the infinity bar pool every now and then.
Tons of iguanas!
Derick got bit by a mosquito! But this was no normal mosquito- the bite was huge and D said it hurt. The bartender saw his bite and suggested we rub some lime on it. Literally 10 minutes later the swelling was gone and it wasn't itchy anymore. I have lived in Texas my whole life and been bit (and almost carried off) by thousands of mosquitoes and NEVER heard of this trick, but it worked! so I'm stealing it!
We finally headed to the coolest place I have EVER been. Bucket list item for sure.
Maho Beach and the Sunset bar were so much fun! The water though was really dangerous. The waves were huge and the rip currents were strong, but a wonderful place! We spent the rest of our Monday sightseeing, swimming, tanning and dreaming of living there full time :)
Tuesday we hung out all day at our resort- we hung out at the beach and pool ALL DAY LONG! It was nice and relaxing.For dinner we walked into town and ate at Taloula Mango's and their Blue Bitch Bar- it was the cutest restaurant/bar- super clean and the best decor! D of course found tons of stray dogs and of course pet every single one. Oh Derick, the dog whisperer.