From the colorful cobblestone streets on the Dutch side (St. Maarten) to the unique European-style buildings on the French half (Saint Martin), I had been impressed with the beauty of the towns and the beaches. I remember strolling the streets and doing some jewelry shopping, as well as relaxing on the soft sand with a cool drink.
Punta Cana in 2010 and it seemed like the perfect island with lots of restaurants and home grown spirits.
It had been a long day of three flights and I was ready to get to the hotel, where Trish, our escort from KTC Public Relations, and my fellow journalists had already started dinner. As my driver took me in the van up the winding road to the Westin Dawn Beach St. Maarten, I noticed the change in the island since my last visit. Despite the downfall in the economy, it had submerged full of cars
St. Martin, I knew this one would be a lot more interesting.
The only hotel I was interested in at the end of this long day was the one I was staying in. The the Westin is basically on top of a hill, yet it boasts a spectacular beach. When we arrived I was anxious to go straight to the Ocean restaurant.
I was able to see that the Westin hotel (complete with a casino in the lobby) was very large and I was more than satisfied with my room -- and the view. It was the bed, however, I was really anxious to hit. I was ready to recover from the day of travel and get ready for my first chance to explore St. Martin in nearly three decades.