SQL Cruise – Day 4 & 5 – In port @ St. Maarten / St. Martin & St. Thomas
Day of Excursions!
Today SQL Cruise docked in St. Maarten / St Martin. Sicne this was an excursion day there was no requirement to get together with everyone for anything formal. We were set loose to the wilds of the islands.
We took the chance to sleep in a little, then headed on shore with no formal plans. We were on vacation now, and that means no planning right? The only thing we planned was to take photos with the Confio performance hog that I received int he SQL Cruise swag bag.
I loaded up the swag bag with what we needed running around the island and we headed down and out into the sun.
St. Maarten / St. Martin
Went and walked around town, then grabbed a taxi and headed on a tour of the island. Wound up at very crowded beach with a fun restaurant on the french side of the island. Slow service but it was on island time/speed. Got some great photos with the confio Performance Hog and had a fun time. Finished tour and headed back to the ship. Soaked in one of the Haven’s hot tubs and then had a nice dinner and watched the moon rise.
Ended the day exhausted and got some good sleep in prep for the next day in St. Thomas.
Another early day and no SQL training scheduled. We gradually worked our way off the ship and found a private taxi to take us to a ‘non croded beach’ near impossible, but our taxi driver nail ed it. Only cadillac on the island. First beach, nothing at, couldn’t see without paying entry fee. Went to secret harbor and got to use 1/2 the resort’s beach and rent equipment at the dive shop (link). Active reef and we saw hundreds of types of fish dn even squid. Highly recommend this to anyone going on SQL Cruise, or going to be in the area. We finished up sitting at the Cruzan Beach Club bar when our driver walked up and we headed back to the ship. We did a little shopping, picked up some very good bourbon and vodka and worked our way back on board to have a nice dinner and relaxing night.