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Took a tender boat to the shore (or disembarked and then
took a shuttle boat) walked along a beachfront
boardwalk, lined with cruise guest vendors. There were many open air
restaurants and bars lining the walkway. Another couple and my wife and I
sat along a plastic table and people-watched drinking $2.00 or so beers
Suddenly, along came a New Orleans style mini parade of locals -playing music, and clearly enjoying entertaining the tourists.
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|St Maarten||2016||Suggested by a long time Oasis of the Seas employee on a youtube vide: HONKY TONK bar, near where the water taxi docks, along the boardwalk. He said: Tequila beers 6 for $12 and good food, nice folks. Has good reviews on-line also. Will try it in 2016.||Donzie|
Never made it to the Honky Tonk, but it looked fine. It was super hot that
day and we stopped at another place nearer the center Ferry pier. $1.50
beer Red Stripe, if I recall. - was cold, and OK but lousiest service
ever. I gave the first person $5 for the 2 beers, ordered two more,
and eventually walked up to the counter and asked the other sleepy help
(when she could no longer avoid eye contact) for the beers. I won't
mention the place since it may have been a "bad day", but next time I will
walk further to the Honky Tonk and try it.
5/2017 - Follow up: I did try the Honky Tonk - on the way back from the $4.00 beers at the airport (where the planes come in right over the beach) - I had one of the Tequila beers and a coke for the missus - $5.00. The bartender was very friendly, the beer was "different" but had a bite to it, and the brief visit there was nice.
Just off the ship (as best I can recall) is a "compound" a large, oval shaped
open-air mall - fenced in from the local community. Tourist shops circle
the outside, and included an open-air $2.00 beer place and some tables and
chairs. This is a great place for non-shoppers to pass time and wait
while others go around to the other buildings and shop.
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