We ate lunch at the beach bar right next to Maho Beach which is that beach that the airplanes fly over to land at Princess Juliana airport. The beach is literally separated from the airport the airport by a single-lane road. It was so cool to sit at the beach bar and watch the airplanes land. As I may have mentioned before, my bf is getting his pilot's license so he could quite literally watch this for hours. My attention span is a tad bit shorter, but it was still fun!
We went to this piano bar in Maho Bay called Sopranos (I think). We went there last year too and remembered how much we liked it. The piano guy was awesome (and from Boston!) and played Elton John's Levon per my request!
We also explored the beaches on the French side of the island. We went to Orient Bay which is one of the most popular beaches on St. Maarten, but it was unfortunately pretty overcast that day. We also ate dinner in the French Quarter that night which was delicious. If you are ever in St. Maarten, I highly recommend visiting Phillipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side. The streets are lined with many shops - mostly JEWELRY! We walked around for a few hours and poked in and out of shops. I had decided that I wanted to buy a pair of earrings, but was really intimidated by how the salespeople jump all over you. I got so flustered that I almost walked away empty-handed (a travesty, I know!!)... but my bf convinced me to try another few shops and that he'd help me negotiate the price once I found something I liked. Little did I know that he was planning on buying it for me! I got a beautiful pair of black and white diamond earrings. I'll have to post a picture sometime!