We hope that you all enjoyed your winter vacation on our wonderful Island of St. Maarten and we look forward to seeing those of you who are still due to visit. We are aware that up north the winter is far from being over. Here we are getting closer towards the end of our high winter season which has so far been excellent. Fortunately, every season shows improvements in the numbers of visitors, not only on airport arrivals but also an ever increasing numbers of cruise ship visitors. The amount of Canadian visitors has improved substantially, it must in part be due to their very long and very hard winters.
Personally, I do not go anywhere during the winter season, why should I when here it’s all sunshine and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. This is not to mention the great open smiles of so many familiar faces and a fabulous selection of beaches, boating and good food both here and on the neighbouring Islands.
While on the subject of food, Good news for beach lovers Le Roi Soleil restaurant / beach lounge has just opened as they have taken over the old Tahoma at Whites Sands an totally renovated the establishment. With a fresh new look it’s a great addition to Simpson bay / beach hill and is promising to be an excellent place to enjoy gourmet food with your toes in the sand.
Now here in the evening one of my favorite views is the stunning nightly light show of phased changing colors emanating from the new causeway bridge across the lagoon, it’s quite a sight to see. It is also certainly a new daytime attraction for both locals and tourists alike with its walking, jogging and bicycle pathway offering a really nice location to come out to exercise at.
Another welcome site is the exterior of the Airport with its central sculptors of pelicans
and flowery gardens. The capital, Philipsburg is constantly improving and not only for the eyes but from the aspect of safety as well. We very often notice the police officers on bicycles patrolling everywhere there and I am pleased to report that crime is generally down. However, we did recently have a bad experience at a Villa in Oyster Pond. It was broken into during the night while the families were sleeping but two of the gentleman renters woke up during the robbery and apprehended one the burglars while another two ran away. The one who was caught was struggling a lot and trying to escape but he was held back by strong arms and by the time the police arrived the burglar was unfortunately dead due to suffocation. Ultimately there were no charges brought against the vacationers as the judge declared the action as self-defense. Clearly, this was a very high price to pay for doing wrong, who knows perhaps it will be is a warning to others!
We recently enjoyed the famous Heineken regatta here, it is the second largest such event in our western hemisphere. This year it reached new heights as you can see by the enclosed video, By the way Jonathan also appeared in the hit HGTV “Caribbean Life “ a popular real-estate show another airing scheduled for May 18, 2014 8:30 PM e/p.
|Heineken Regatta Filmed by DRONE 2014 Sint Maarten Caribbean
For Boat lovers and Tennis players only, Las Brisas is the place ,the most elegant finished small waterfront Apartment Development on the Island security 24/7 pre-construction prices assure a 25 to 30 % appreciation value by construction finish.
1- 4 bedroom lagoon front apartments with a boat slip under construction (I love boating), tennis courts, an Olympic size swimming pool, 24/7 security and is in the most beautifully finished small complex on the island-. Construction to be finished within 18 months from now. By the way from my own experience I have found that to get involved on the ground floor in purchasing real estate is the most rewarding investment and it is one that I can rely on.
For Beach lovers 2 bedroom town house and three 3 bedroom free standing villas with Beach and 24/7 security pre-construction prices assure minimum of 30% appreciation value by construction finish.
|Beach Front Community with Beach Restaurant St Maarten
There is already Limited availability for the upcoming Winter Season with a couple of our vacation rentals already totally booked. Don’t wait to long to reserve your preferred weeks.
Also our vacation rentals are now making your visit more interactive then ever with the
*** NEW VIRTUAL TOUR FEATURE ***
Some of our properties are giving a free night for a 6 night booking the 7th day is free for the off season inquiry for more information.
Finally, for those of you who already own a piece of our paradise here, enjoy, for those that are thinking about it this is a good time to get involved,today’s prices are tomorrows bargains!
Please remember that we always love to hear from you, if you are here do just stop in and say hello.
Wishing you all the best and hoping to see you soon,