Posted March 14th, 2013, 01:16 PM
Thank you! I was thinking Maegan's Bay for St. Thomas and the Bernard's tours does look interesting. I will have two small children with me. Would you recommend this for them? I don't want to spend the money if they're not going to enjoy it.
We had our 2 daughters with us, they were 6 and 3 and both seemed to really enjoy it. Meagens Bay was our absolute favorite, just gorgeous! The beach there is magnificent and both of my girls loved the sand and ocean there.
As for St. Maarten, I really think they enjoy the tour more than the beaches. One stop on the tour was the Iguana farm and they both loved this, they let the kids feed the iguanas and so it was a lot of fun. There were 2 beaches on our tour, Orient Beach was nice, lots of room for sand time and the ocean was nice. This particular beach will have topless women so beware but honestly, my girls were so wrapped up with the sand and ocean and they never noticed. The tour guide will not stop at the full nudity side, due to kids on the bus, they specifically state that but the other side is topless optional so just beware...once again, we didn't see an issue at all. As for the other beach in the stop, it was Maho where the planes fly in and it was ok. there was a lot of beach room to play but just a nice stop and the kids enjoyed seeing the planes coming in since they were so close. Our tour guide gave us more time at Orient beach and cut our time at Maho since Orient was more kid friendly and everyone on the tour opted to go this route. We also stopped at an over look point for pictures and while there a man was pulling sea urchins out of the ocean for everyone to view. This was not part of Bernards but appaerntly he does this regularly and Bernards told us about it on the way there. So the girls LOVED getting to hold a live sand dollar and starfish.
Very nice tour over all! Highly recommend both for both places!