Chasing Davies: Getting Caught Up Post-Vacay

September 13, 2010

Getting Caught Up Post-Vacay

...Sorry, post the most amazing, beautiful vacation EVER!  Readers, let me just tell you a bit about St. Maarten/St. Marin.  One little island, the south side belonging to the Dutch and the North belonging to the French.  Each bearing their own beautiful beaches, great food and unique markets - you can easily drive around the coast of the entire island in about an hour and see it all.

3 of my best friends from college and I reunited in St. Maarten for a whole week of rest, relaxation, swimming, exploring, snorkeling, and best of all - catching up.  We stayed on the Dutch side, but explore many fabulous beaches.

The balcony off our condo with the view of Little Bay.  
We stayed at Belair Beach Hotel and it was GREAT!

Me at the edge of Little Bay.  Totally overwhelmed with the beauty.

We rented a car and drove to the north side (enter the French side) and ferried a couple hundred yards to Pinel Island and spent the day in the waist high, crystal clear blue water.

Oyster Pond - straddles the border of French and Dutch side.

Orient Bay Beach on the French side.  A portion of this beach is nude.  We kept our clothes on (here), but this beach is on the east side of the island and had a wonderful breeze (on a hot day) and fun waves!

So, after a week of fun in the sun - I'm tanner, blonder and playing a bit of catch up!  Bear with me if I'm a little off this week, especially in reading all your blogs (which I have a ton to catch up on)!