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SXM Travel Tips....
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: March 28, 2010 11:26AM

SXM Travel Tips

Relax, you're on VACATION
Don't forget the sun screen, apply liberally to the back of your neck and knees when snorkeling
Secure your passport and travelers cheque stubs in your room safe or hotel safe deposit box.
Call the 800 number on your credit card to be sure it covers your rental car OUTSIDE of the USA
Have them email you confirmation of this! (yes gold cards too)
The "R" on your rental car license plate stands for "RIP ME OFF" leave no valuables in the car.
It's a small Island, when touring in your car go clockwise on even number days and
counter clockwise on odd number days so the tires will wear evenly.
Carry a color photocopy of your passport with you.
Ignore the "You won!" scratch ticket scammers
If you get pestered by a timeshare salesperson (OPC) ask if it matters that you just declared BANKRUPTCY!
They'll go away quickly.
DO NOT go to the same beach every day, there are too many great beaches to be stuck on one.
You may just like the next one BETTER.
Do wear Polarized sunglasses, the water looks SO much better with them on.
Do download the memory card from your camera before leaving home. Charge the batteries too.
Leave the black socks at home. NO you can't wear them with sandals.
Do get a Heineken for about $1.50 at the drive Thru window at the KFC in Philipsburg, near Le Grand Marche.
No, you do not have to buy any food.
Careful on your first visit to a Nekkid beach. Some body parts haven't seen the Sun since you were a kid.
Guy's, no putting on lotion on those parts in public, it looks 'funny'.
Do get a throw away waterproof camera for when you're snorkeling.
Do not pack 6 suitcases, you'll be on the beach all of D time.
Yes, the water is safe to drink. IF you do have a sensitive system then do drink bottled water.

Just Another Ho Hum Day On D Planet



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/2010 12:52PM by Neil Rooney.

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Re: SXM Travel Tips....
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: March 28, 2010 11:30AM

What?
no black socks?

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Re: SXM Travel Tips....
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: March 28, 2010 12:52PM

Only for Wendell.......

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Re: SXM Travel Tips....
Posted by: bobastor (---.hrbgpa.dsl-w.verizon.net)
Date: April 04, 2010 07:42PM

Good points. Coming to SXM for the first time this spring. Would you recommend a rental car? Is there bus service on the island? I'm thinking cab to the resort from the airport, then hops on the local transportation service to see various points on the island. This served us well on several other islands. Any suggestions?

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Re: SXM Travel Tips....
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: April 04, 2010 08:16PM

rent a car!
the bus service is unpredictable..does not run on a regular schedule

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Re: SXM Travel Tips....
Posted by: Island Cindy (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 07, 2010 06:13PM

DEFINITELY rent a car. The island is pretty big. You can rent a 4-door car for $150 per week and it's worth it.

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Re: SXM Travel Tips....
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: April 12, 2010 11:04AM

Be sure to ask for the one with the most 'Rum Bumps' in it!

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