ST MARTIN | ST MAARTEN after HURRICANE IRMA: Update December 2018!


That’s my update on the St. Maarten as of October 2018. Islands ready
for you. I can’t speak more highly about the island. It’s ready for you to go to it. You really shouldn’t have any sort of hesitation at this point to not go there. So for 2019 make a trip to st. Maarten because the people are excited for you. The islands excited for you. You’re going to have so much fun. It really is a special place in the Caribbean and I can’t recommend you go more than I do right now. 2019, the place to be is Saint Maarten.

Please feel free to leave any sort of comments or contact me
directly ( I’d love to hear your stories, I’d love to hear your experiences down in St. Maarten and share them with me.


Phil Phriday Intro Created by Bert Brown –

Background Music by Joshua Hendricks Music (…)

Theme song written and performed by Red Abbott (

Special thanks to St. Martin Sotheby’s Realty and


  1. Phil,
    Thank you so much, merci beaucoup for this happy, inspirational update!!
    I love St Martin : it’s a second or maybe first home to me. I was devastated for so long but this update has brought tears of joy to me. Tell me, what about it makes you so interested in it? Your Ariel’s are amazing! You mentioned my favorite beaches: Orient beach and Baie Rouge. I am ambivalent about the restaurant and chairs missing. I loved happy hour on Baie Rouge! I’ve also never been to Happy baie so will check it out next time. My Dawn beach in Oyster pond appears to be closed with no sign of life on the web. Are there places to stay on Orient beach?
    Sooooo after your video, I think I’ll return soon. Again thanks so much for the update!!!


    1. Hello Sheree! Thank you so much for commenting. I always love to hear about how much people love the island. It really is a special place. I’m so happy you enjoyed my update. I wanted to provide people with real information about how the rebuilding process is coming along. I first started going to the island 4 years ago. I do work for clients there and found myself going twice a year for weeks at a time. It really started to feel like a second home. Orient Beach has a few places to stay nearby and there are many private villas as well that are available. I’m so happy to hear my video has inspired you to make a return trip soon! That is all I wanted from this! Thanks again for watching and readying!


      1. I used to go for 3 weeks at a time. I’ve stayed all over the island. Each side has its beautiful, seductive aspects.Right?
        Did you get the aerial shots with a drone? Phil, you’re so lucky to work for people there!!!
        I had this dream to live there, but I am afraid of the hurricanes ! Its’ interesting that the new Orient Beach bars are being built so that they can be taken down quickly. Great thinking!!!


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