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Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: johnnyforeigner (---.range81-132.btcentralplus.com)
Date: August 15, 2011 05:02PM

Hi,
what are the best and worst areas in St.Martin?
So far I have heard Oyster Pond is the worst, and Marigot is the best.
The prices of apartment rentals appear to reflect this.
In terms of crime rate, and how safe an area is to live in.
Many thanks for your replies.
Regards, johnnyforeigner

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: Tabba Khady (Moderator)
Date: August 15, 2011 06:37PM


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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: biturbo (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 18, 2011 04:26PM

When you say "best and worst", am I correct if I assume you were referring mostly to crime? Here's my 2 cents (or Euros). Not too many places on earth can be guaranteed crime-free, not my backyard, not SXM. When on the island, we have stayed at Club O several times, and I have felt safer there than anywhere else we have stayed. Security is constantly, actively patrolling. For worst, I would have to agree with Sandy Ground. Especially near the Chinese restaurant, when the youths deliberately ride their bikes in front of your car, causing you to either stop or hit them.

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: Tabba Khady (Moderator)
Date: August 18, 2011 05:46PM


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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: August 19, 2011 05:16AM

Best...on D Beach................Worst....stuck in traffic!

Just Another Ho Hum Day On D Planet

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: Rastaman (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: August 20, 2011 09:05PM

As the regulars know, I do not often post, but I monitor this board frequently. This is one post I must respond to. On the French side, the best areas are Oyster Pond, Orient Bay, and the Lowlands. The worst, (in no particular order) are Concordia, Sandy ground, Cul-de Sac, and Marigot proper. There is no safe place, just as there is no safe place anywhere. As you have no job, nor any real prospects, I suggest you move on to another island.

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: Alexander (---.dip.t-dialin.net)
Date: August 30, 2011 11:57AM

Yesterday we just came back from our first trip to saint martin,
we´ve stayed for 3 weeks in beautiful villa near the hilltop on the french side.

I almost can´t describe it in words - i know that it´s low-season - but it was so calm & quiet, the only loud thing are dogs, when they start their concert all around oyter pond :-)
I could almost count how many cars passed through per day, but in my feeling it where 2 or 3 per hour, and 1 loud quad/bike per day max.
The loudest traffic came from the quad tours...i guess 5 minutes per day.

We had a car and went to every beach & every quartier....orinent bay, esp. beach club is perfect for a "safe" and perfect day at the beach.

I´m already checking on flights for our next visit....in Captain Oliver´s Restaurant we had the bis fish platter (captain oliver´s platter ?), and it was one of the superbest dinners we had!!! Thanks to the chef over there.

By the way, on pinel island we had our most chillaxed beach day...

We had no bad experiences at all, haven´t seen crime or heard of, i guess that it also depense on your personal sense of crime.
Here in cologne, my home town in germany the break ins are rising every year, by now it´s 20 per day during the week, and ~60 per weekend, that´s a lot, but i don´t bother at all.

Take good care everyone, till soon, yours Alexander

P.S.: It was strange - I don´t have the heart to say it was funny - to see, that electricity went down on the dutch side sometimes during the evening, and the french side was stable. (I know that everything is seperated between the two countries.)

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: Desert dweller (---.pools.spcsdns.net)
Date: September 22, 2011 12:46AM

I was planning to stay in Pointe Blanche when I visit in November. I answered an ad that advertises a Large Studio for $300/week. The guy I called is named O'neal. Does anyone know this place or does anyone have anything good or bad to say about this area?

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: rice (209.180.147.---)
Date: February 22, 2013 05:00PM

WHAT ABOUT THE CUPECOY AREA ??? IS IT SAFE ? ARE THERE STORES, PLACES TO EAT..BEACHES...

IS IT A GOOD PLACE/AREA TO STAY ? ??

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: February 22, 2013 06:31PM


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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: Sen (---.ri.ri.cox.net)
Date: March 07, 2013 08:47PM

Best is Grand Case and Orient. Worst is philipsburg

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: key real estate (---.164.72.182.airtel.in)
Date: April 01, 2013 06:17AM

Simpson Bay and Maho area is where you will find the most hotels, restaurants and night life. it is a busier area and many things are within walking distance.
There are a few really nice beaches close by. Mullet Bay beach is one of my favourite ones.

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: double-D (---.dsl.bell.ca)
Date: April 02, 2013 08:59AM

In 16 years we have never had a problem in Philipsburg....Just sayin!

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: bob rob (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: April 26, 2013 03:10PM

could be your standards are lower than most

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Re: Best and worst areas in St. Martin
Posted by: pat (---.sintmaarten.net)
Date: April 26, 2013 05:39PM

Anonymous User Wrote:
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> could be your standards are lower than most

anon user Bob rob....

I generally don't respond to snarky comments such as yours but having just stayed three nights in Philipsberg I can only say there are some very nice places there and I'm really glad we did.

Respectfully,

pat

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