My family and I (4ad/2ch) have a scheduled trip to St Martin (with a stop in Anguilla)...our connection trip was delayed for two hours...
What is your suggestion to do in this time? ...I was thinking (to gain time) to get a ferry from Anguilla to Simpson Bay (near to my hotel); but as I read your emails maybe is a lot expensive, and we should wait in Anguilla.
Where would be a nice place to eat during this time?
> Hi, Joyce,
> First of all, you have to know that I enjoy boats
> so it takes a lot to get to me. I thought the old
> sail cats to St. Barts were the best and I had no
> issues with the Edge to Saba although the rest of
> the family including DH did.
> Regarding the ferries to Anguilla, the boats we've
> gone on have been varied in size and
> configuration. Last time over we sat on the
> inside but we didn't feel confined at all and
> truthfully, there were more than enough window
> drapes open that I didn't have any problems with
> the fumes, nor did DH and he would have been apt
> to had the fumes been bad. The year before we
> were on a smaller boat and we snagged the only
> pair of o/s seats and went with the breezes in our
> face, so again - no problem. The ride really is
> very short - 20-25 minutes from Marigot to Blowing
> Regarding the Blowing Point to Simpson Bay Lagoon
> ferry, I'd say it was perhaps 5-10 minutes longer,
> if that and although the boat was on the smaller
> side (reasonably so since fewer people are willing
> to pay the extra $$s) it was more than roomy
> enough and very comfortable. Where the Marigot
> ferry takes a straight shot across from Anguilla,
> the Simpson Bay ferry enters Simpson Lagoon at the
> bridge by Marios and comes across the lagoon to
> Jo's Steakhouse. Again, no problem at all for
> either of us.
> Personally, I'm thinking on a normal St. Maarten
> day, as long as the seas aren't running too hard,
> the trip to Anguilla is usually not a big deal but
> if you were the least skeptical, I'm sure the
> people at the ferry terminal would have the whole
> I don't know if I've helped or muddied the waters
> even more but if you haven't ever been to
> Anguilla, it truly is a very nice day or an even
> nicer stay-over as long as you know what you're
> getting into and that it isn't St. Martin by a
> long shot.