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Is it ok to drink the water in St. Maarten?

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1. Re: drinking water

yes. but it is sea water that had the salt removed. it dissagrees with some peoples stomach

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It is perfectly fine to drink staight from the tap. Even the bottled water is desalinated water (osmosis) that is bottled in St Maarten. Has no taste at all so it's best to add scotch, perferably a singlemalt.

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thank you!

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My wife and I have been to SXM four times and are going again for Christmas. The water has NEVER been a problem. It is a much more developed island infrastructure-wise than the DR or some of the other islands.

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I was concerned about that.. I've been to other countries and was told bottle water was best..This is definitely comforting to know.

Thank you!

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oooooo add water to a single malt...... such sacrilege unless of course its original cask strength...:))

hijacking the thread is there anywhere on the island with a good selection of single malts ??

Cupecoy Bay, St...
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7. Re: drinking water

To purchase? Gulomars (sp) on Front Street has a HUGE selection.

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Sxm lover. Thanks will def look in there and see if I make use of the wife's duty free allowance ....:))

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i will be going to SXM in July and plan to take a Brita filter.

not the on that goes on the faucet but the filter pitcher combination, plus we plan to by bottled water.

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10. Re: drinking water

Why?