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First-timer's questions about Xmas on the island
Posted by: torontolifer (
Date: November 04, 2015 11:03AM


Looking forward to arriving on SXM on the afternoon of 24 December. From what I've been reading, it looks like stores will be closed in the evening of the 24th and all day on the 25th, but open again on the 26th? Is this correct?

Staying at Club Orient, and wondered a few things:
1) Any thoughts on what usually goes on for Xmas Eve and Xmas day on the island? Any fun or traditional things? Realize we're getting in late, so any suggestions that can help us plan in advance would be great.
2) Do you generally need reservations in advance for dinner during this time? Would I need to make them in advance of arriving? And does anyone have any favourites or hidden gems they want to share?
3) Capt alan's boat tour to St Barth's? Worth doing?

Thanks, everyone, for any advice you can give on any part of this post.

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Re: First-timer's questions about Xmas on the island
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: November 07, 2015 02:06PM

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Re: First-timer's questions about Xmas on the island
Posted by: Rastaman (
Date: November 09, 2015 06:57PM

Hi Barbara: Is this the place that keeps the lights up all year?

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