As we noted before, Hurricane Irma didn’t take everything from St. Martin. While that earlier post focused on the enduring natural beauty of Grand Case Beach, I’m happy to report that many of our favorite man-made SXM charms are back in full swing as well.
According to friends on-island and social media reports, we’ve heard that Hotel L’Esplanade re-opened months ago. Discerning diners are also enjoying the great eats and drinks at Le Piment as well. Party people are similarly back to getting their groove on at Loterie Farm.
(For more on the state of play in St. Maarten/St. Martin right now, check out this piece by my travel writer friend, Gay Myers.)
The icing on top of all the encouraging SXM news for me, though, is reflected in the photo above.
Ice Cream Boat Sails On!
That’s the Ice Cream Boat making a delivery in the waters off Pinel Island on my last visit to St. Martin back in 2016. I spoke to Lily, captain/owner of the Ice Cream Boat, a few days ago and can confirm that she’s still there plying the waters off Pinel with her très great crème glacée.
All the more reason to drop anchor here again soon, don’t you think..?