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cruzingduo
January 23rd, 2005, 09:57 PM
What is the easiest way to see the French side of the island? We went to Orient beach on our last visit to St Maartin. We shopped on the Dutch side. This time we would like to see Marigot. Any suggestions on getting to & from the port? Are the roads narrow and difficult?
Thanks in advance.

harry3rd
January 24th, 2005, 12:51 AM
The easiest way to go to Marigot is to take a taxi. They will let you off in the center of town. If you want a great lunch , try the Tropicana Restaurant in Marina Port Royale in Marigot. Ask to try some of their home made bannana rum. They will even sell you a bottle.

joan24
January 24th, 2005, 10:01 AM
Is there any problem getting a taxi in Marigot to return to Phillipburg?
Joan

trixie54
January 24th, 2005, 10:14 AM
Hi Joan! We sail so soon!!!
I've been told to walk over to the straw market on the seaside, near ferries. Can anyone confirm/add to this info?

Pudgesmom
January 24th, 2005, 03:15 PM
There's a taxi stand in the center of town. It near, but not right at, the straw market. It should be marked on any map of town, or ask someone. Allow extra time for your return trip if there are lots of ships in port and you're returning late afternoon. We shared a taxi both ways, no problem, just stand around at the stand. Everyone is pretty much going to the same place anyway. Shopping was great in Marigot, not crowded, lots of wonderful shops.

Beth

cruzingduo
January 24th, 2005, 03:19 PM
Does anyone know the approx cost of a taxi from the pier to Marigot?

gtaylor
January 25th, 2005, 12:52 AM
SXM Taxi Services (http://www.sxmtaxi.com/rate.htm).

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