Posted August 23rd, 2004, 12:33 AM
CRUISEFOUR- Members of my family have been to St. Martin multiple times and have rented scooters. They had no problems driving them. They drive on the same side of the road as the U.S. (St. Thomas and others are opposite), the island is relativlely flat, and the main roads are well paved. We plan on using the scooter to go to a few beaches and possibly Marigot.
I have used scooters many times on many islands and have experienced crazy drivers everywhere. So stick to the main roads and pay attention (you would have to be paying 110% attention if you were driving a car also!). Nothing beats the experience. We don't go to tropical places to sit inside an A/C car! Just my opinion.
How about the opinion of someone that has been visiting the island since 1981?
There ARE crazy drivers on the island, especially some on motorcycles and scooters!
While the island may be 'relatively flat', you cannot
get to Guana Bay, Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, Orleans, Butterfly Farm, Galieon, Orient, Cul de Sac, Pinel, Anse Marcel, Grand Case, Friar's Bay, Happy Bay or the Minguet Gallery without navigating some EXTREMELY
The route headed the other direction; to the Cole Bay overlook, Simpson Bay, the other route into Marigot, to Maho for the planes landing and Sunset Beach Bar, navigates very
steep hills. And these ARE 'the main roads'.
Read the leasel7
story, above, and then think about it.
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