The next morning we found ourselves docked at the island of St. Maartin (also spelled as Saint Martin).
This is all the people looking over at the island:
We took a 2 and a half hour scenic tour. Unfortunately, the bus had tinted windows so I couldn’t really take photos during the tour. Our guide took us through the entire island pointing out how on the island there was two of everything. This is because there were two sides of the island, a French and a Dutch. Luckily, there were some scenic tour stops.
On one of our stops I talked to who is known as the Sea Urchin Man and held a white one who he named Lionel Richie.
We were also given some time in a shopping district. There was a giant mall with a washroom where you had to pay $1 to get in.
Anybody know what this sign is about?
When our tour finished we went back to the boat to eat a quick lunch and returned to do some shopping in the touristy area by the boat docks.
Dinner was back in our main dining room. I started with a delicious warm artichoke and crab dip.
I also had the Game and Wild Mushroom Pate. It was a bit weird texture-wise for my liking.
The granny smith apple and cider soup was delicious though.
The surf and turf had a lovely bernaise sauce and jus. It looks small but it was the perfect portion.
For dessert I tried the banana spring rolls. I think I might prefer my spring rolls savory.
We finished our night with a magic show with Italian illusionist David Cats. He was as hilarious as he was entertaining. His best trick was when he disappeared into the audience.
Full Flickr gallery for day 4 here.
2 thoughts on “Ruby Princess 2013: Day 4 – St. Maarten”
Heya Tee :) Looks like you had a fab time on your floating resort. I went on one not too long ago ;) Eastern Caribs, as well. Haha. I can imagine you indulging in the delicious food.
I loved the waters in St Maarten. I experienced a more sketchy time in St Maarten, haha. But interesting nonetheless. Anyway, because you asked — the sign above is someone’s own interpretation of the bible’s warning of the return of Jesus Christ ;) and to be ready for it. I saw the exact same sign, :).
Hope you’re well!
Haha St. Maarten is pretty sketchy when you think about all the old houses and strip clubs.. but I just did a tour of it so we didn’t actually stay there or go beyond the touristy areas. Thanks for explaining the sign :)
Hope all is well with you too we should catch up sometime!