Posted January 10th, 2018, 05:10 PM
To catch the bus to Maho/Mullet Bay, you go to Backstreet - directly behind Front-street. It is a one-way street in the opposite direction of Front-street. There are bus stops at some of the corners, but any time you see a bus (a big van with a placard that say "Maho" or "Mullet Bay" in the window. I think they have a distinctive license plate number, but I forgot to notice) you can flag it down and it will stop. There are also buses that go to Marigot, so be sure to get on the right one.
To catch the bus back to Philipsburg, you can flag them down at the roundabout that leads off the main road from the airport and goes to Mullet Bay and the road in front of the runway. If you are at Mullet Bay, the buses go all the way to the parking lot, so you can catch one there. We had a bus driver offer to drive us from the Mullet Bay parking lot to the Maho round about for $1 a person, but when he noticed our swim suits were wet the offer was rescinded!
RMH... A few questions...
1 --- How many people do the "buses" hold... maybe 10 to 12? There are 14 in our group... just wondering how many buses we would have to split up between.
2 --- The cost is $2 per person per way correct? So round trip - $4 per person.
3 --- How many stops did the bus make on the way out to Mullet Bay? How many did it make on the way back?
4 --- About how long was the ride?
5 --- Were the buses crowded? Did you have to wait for several buses before you could get on board?
6 --- About how often do the buses run? Are they continuous?
7 --- Do you tip the bus driver?
8 --- When you wave/flag the bus to stop... do they blow their horn (like in Grand Cayman) and you wave for them to stop?
1 --- No changing/shower facilities.. but food and drink? Basic cost of food and drink? And what were the options?
2 --- No bathroom ... but a port-a-potty?
3 --- Chairs and Umbrellas for rent? If so, the cost?
4 --- Do we need to change into dry clothes in order to be able to ride the bus back to backstreet from Mullet Bay?
I appreciate the feedback. We were considering going to Mullet Bay and walking over to Maho but then we changed our mind and decided just to go over to Great Bay for some beach time and then to Front Street for some shopping. However, I am reading that the water at Great Bay is not good and I keep reading about how wonderful Mullet Bay is. I had my heart set on Mullet Bay, but others in our group thought it would be best just to stay close to town. After reading about how you rode the bus and enjoyed Mullet Bay... I think I'm going to change my mind again... (hey, I'm a woman, isn't that what we do...lol) and go to Mullet Bay for a few hours via the bus. The others in my group can stay in town and I'll meet up with them later on Front Street for shopping.