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

In September 2017, St Martin/St Maarten was hit with a devastating Hurricane name Irma. So much of the island was damaged and it has taken a lot of time for it to recover, but the people here are strong and ready to rebuild to an even better place to be. Here is my update as of December 2018.

Before I begin I just want to say thank you to everyone who watched my previous video and my videos since about the update of St. Maarten after Hurricane Irma that I posted back in June.

I got a lot of attention and I’ve met a lot of wonderful people through it. Your comments were all appreciated. Everyone who wrote to me I thank you. If you haven’t watched that one yet you want to watch it go for it and come back. It’s the video above!

Now for The Island St Martin | St Maarten After Hurricane Irma Update 2!

I went back to st. Maarten and at the end of October it’s been about a month and so I wanted to get this out because they’re moving so fast there right now. I know even though things I’m saying are probably already dated we’re gonna go over what my experience is like over the two weeks that I spent there. 

Just be clear, these are my observations and my views I experienced being there and talking to a few people so I can’t say that they’re full-on facts but they are just my opinion so take that as you will please if I do make an error please leave them in the comments because I’d love to know new
updates or anything that I said that was wrong and that way other people can see that as well so please feel free to comment. First stop, Princess Juliana Airport.

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3 comments

  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!!!

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    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!

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      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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