St Maarten

finally decided to post some of the st maarten photos.. gonna split them up into 3 different sections -> st maarten, st martin and st barts! realized i have the least time in st maarten even though we spent the most time there. our hotel was called sonesta -> pretty good and it was in the capital (although we didn’t spend any time in the capital at all :p it was convenient though)
From Wikipedia
Sint Maarten is a constituent country of the Netherlands. It encompasses the southern half of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, while the northern half of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. Its capital is Philipsburg.
on the first day we did nothing at all. just getting used to relaxing after our finals. walked on the beach and trying to take in how nice it is in st maartens. and our package was all inclusive so we ate a lot!!
we went to the french side right away on the second day and went back to the dutch side and went SCUBA DIVING! it was our first time so we were both super scared. it was only about 100usd per person for like a 3 hours course -> video, pool training and then the real scuba diving in the sea! they had this company which put in broken submarines, planes and helicopters at the bottom of the sea because there really wasn’t much fishes there, so they tried to make it more interesting.
we went jet skiing & snorkeling on the third day. got a muscle ache from jet skiing. omg its so difficult to hold on to the person in front of you/the jetski! and rested the rest of the day because we realized we were spending wayyyy too much money.
4th day in st barts and i’ll have a separate post for this! it was sooooo awesome.
would definitely go back to st maartens again. its definitely 10 times better than bahamas. it is more beautiful and i think everything was cheaper (slightly. but maybe it was because the company in bahamas was more careful with money so everything seemed more expensive there)
this is the beach where our hotel sits at. so beautiful at night too. there are about 3 cruise ships that dock every day and they leave every night. so the sun sets and you see the cruise ships in the background its just amazing!

the white building in the background is our hotel. not the most fabulous hotel i am sure, but it was good enough. clean, spacious, comfortable & all the food/alcohol is free. 

bought hats at the french side ((:
st martin next. but im in hong kong with my parents and totally enjoying it!

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