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Cost of living st martin

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Cost of living st martin

Hi we will be visiting for the fist time this year and have suddenly started to panic that we might have booked into an island that will cost us the earth.Can anyone please put our minds at rest ( or prepare us )

thanks

Andy

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1. Re: Cost of living st martin

Assuming your hotel and flight are paid for, you would then be talking about the food/drinks? If so, St Maarten has a many, many, many, places to eat/drink. From very, very casual to upscale.

You can find many places with good food at reasonable prices. Many bars have drink specials daily or on certain days. It goes the same for food specials. If you have a kitchenette, they have grocery stores to purchase items (alcohol is inexpensive compared to Canada)). The prices are comparable to home (1/2 the time even less).

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Agreed. This is an easy island to do on a budget. We do it several times a year!

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Is it as expensive as Aruba????? I found it quite high -- especially the liquor

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We found Aruba (1998) to be expensive. The alcohol in the stores were more expensive in 1988 than it is now in St Maarten. As well, the choice's just aren't the same as St Maarten regarding restaurants. Therefore, you find many more places at reasonable prices. As well, it was just more expensive for the same food/beverage than in St. Maarten

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Package booze is 25- 50% less than North America but in a restaurant or bar it depends. At Sunset Beach Bar you might pay $4 for a beer but and the little pirate bar 40 meters away the same beer will cost you $2. The upscale nightclub Bliss may charge you high drink prices but many local places the small heinekens are a buck (USD). One thing I have noticed is that some restaurants way overcharge for wine.

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Many thanks guys, can now look forward to a welcome change from uk weather

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Bucanneer Beach Bar has dollar shooters every night and rum punches for $3.00.

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Buccaneer also has great food, cheap! Our little piece of heaven.