I'm happily writing from the Cap Juluca library!
I know there were some recent questions about the state of the beaches so I wanted to give everyone a quick answer...and I haven't seen a speck of seaweed anywhere. The bay here is as pristine as the photos on the website. So for the person who was thinking about canceling their trip here due to seaweed, definitely no need!
We had an uneventful flight over from Los Angeles- a red eye to Miami and then a quick hop down to St. Maarten. We used Funtime on the way over without a hitch and were checking in here at about 3pm.
I had posted before about my specific room requests here at CJ (I had wanted a room with glass doors opening onto the balcony and not just the wooden ones because of mosquito concerns) and we were given just what we asked for.
We are in Villa 5, a good location in my opinion, not too far from the main house and not next door to Blue. However, it seems that isn't much of a concern because Blue is closed! I guess they are sprucing it up for the high season. It will be used for a wedding on Saturday but other than that we have to get our meals at Spice. Its no great hardship but I felt maybe it should have been mentioned? Oh well!
Anyway upon arrival in the room I told my husband about the recent posts about "tired" rooms and complaints that they needed repair. So we made a game of it- before unpacking we ran around and tried to find something to complain about. I checked out the bathroom- all the fixtures are nice, no cracked marble to be seen, no rust, lights are all great. We went around the room- love the glass doors, the bed is amazing, new cushions on the sofa and outside on the patio. . .honestly we couldn't find a single thing! So maybe we have a redone room but I can't imagine anyone complaining about our room- and trust me we looked! I'll post more in my "official" trip report but just had to share!
Last night we had a delicious dinner of tapas at Sandbar- the fries are the best- followed by a walk to Elvis' for rum punch, and then a rather bad choice (due to my pounding head this morning) to finish with wine at the wine bar here Flights. It was a perfect first evening!
Now we are having a lazy beach day and dinner at Veya.
Thanks so much to everyone who answered all my questions before the trip! I'll toast a rum punch to you all later today (after my head recovers). :)Edited: 21 October 2011, 14:22