Bonjour and welcome the second part of my Philipsburg, St. Maarten travel diary. If you haven't seen the part one yet, click here.

Where To Go and What To Do:
Maho Beach (Dutch side). Probably one of the coolest places I have ever been to. With Princess Juliana International Airport near the beach, you can see big birds flying and by big birds I meant airplanes flying over. I was in awe and got super excited when planes started flying over. Everyone started recording the moment. It was such an awesome experience. We only stayed there for an hour since it was too crowded and we wanted another beach to stay at.

Great Bay Beach (Dutch side). Last stop of our trip was at Great Bay Beach. Less crowded, peaceful beach. We spent the rest of our afternoon dipping in the warm waters, taking underwater pictures and relaxing. They also have a Boardwalk that you do some shopping. We rented a beach chair with umbrella and the guy also gave us free wifi. It's also near to the port where our cruise ship was and it's about 15-20 minutes walk.
Bonjour! First stop of our cruise was at Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Torn between two islands, Saint Martin (French side) and Sint Maarten (Dutch side). Can't help but question myself what's the difference between the two? I found the answers on Google. Finally, clarity! We went on a private tour around the city and the tour guide took us to the best of both worlds. And yes, you can cross the borders without dealing with customs/immigration. Perfect time to be road tripping to the french side and dutch side. I wish our tour guide explained more about everything especially the places we went. Was ready to take notes but it was quick. Drop off, take pictures, tells a little about the place then back to the car again. I was left wanting more but I'll try my best to remember each places we went to.

Where To Go and What To Do:
Bikini Beach, Saint Martin (French side). Located at the French side, this is probably one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. Fine sand, beautiful shades of blue of the ocean, towering coconut trees and laidback environment. Major postcard moment.

Flea Market. Items in the flea market where we went were pretty pricey I must say. I was expecting a little low on prices since it's on a flea market. Keychains were sold for 5USD each. Later on after spending a good amount of money on keychains, I found a retail store that sells 3 dollar keychains and the quality is way better.

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