Early Sept in St. Martin?

Old Jun 29th, 2005, 11:34 AM
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Early Sept in St. Martin?

Trying to get an idea if this is really a bad time to go. Any hotel suggestions?
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Old Jun 29th, 2005, 11:58 AM
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You know the hurricane risks but other than that, I think it would be a fine time. I just returned from there and stayed at the Grand Case Beach Club and really enjoyed it. What kinds of things do you want to do? The French side is more quiet and has great food. The Dutch side has great shopping, casinos and more nightlife.
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Old Jun 29th, 2005, 12:56 PM
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It is funny because I am looking for a combo of both. I think if we went we would rent a car so we coudl travel to the Dutch side in the evening or day to shop. How was the Grand Case Beach Club? I was looking at that hotel.
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Old Jun 30th, 2005, 09:15 AM
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I really liked GCBC. The beach is very narrow and that took some getting used to but other factors made up for it. It is nestled between green hills which add to the view. The water is very warm,calm and safe - great for floating around or swimming and a great place for beginners or kids to snorkel. There are actually two beaches - one that is longer and stretches down to Grand Case. We stayed on that beach right in front of our condo. I took several walks into town on the beach during the day - there is little or no beach left at night. Some people are bothered by the locals on the beach down towards town - didn't bother me but the beach could use some attention and cleaning up. It was private in front of the condos. The other beach is just around a rock near the restaurant. Here you run up a flag for service, and there are plenty of umbrellas. The resort is very quiet. The rooms are clean - not luxurious but well equipped. The watersports staff is great. The place really grew on me. It was very hot so many people put there chairs right in the water - I planted myself under the sea grape trees near a little dock. There were never more than 10 people in the water with us on side we liked. The restaurant has a wonderful sunset view and the food is good but there is much better to be had. Driving there is not for the faint of heart - traffic is heavy and people drive very aggressively on very narrow roads. I adjusted and we drove all over, but always looked forward to returning to the peacefulness of GCBC. I'm getting pictures developed today and will try to figure out how to post some of them. I suggest spending a day on Baie Rouge - a fun and lovely beach - you can rent chairs there and is food and a couple of vendors.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2005, 05:06 AM
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Jennifer,
GCBC is only a ten minute drive to Orient Beach, one of the pearls of the Caribbean.

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