On certain days and at certain times, you pretty much have the beach to yourself, sharing it with only a handful of others who are staying in Maho. But on Wednesday afternoons, when five – yes, five – cruise ships pull into Philipsburg a half hour to the east? Get ready to duck heads and bump elbows when holding up your camera for a shot at that incoming Airbus 340, as hundreds of passengers descend upon the beach.
We always encourage you to get out and about to explore the local landscape, but a five cruise ship day is one where we’ll grant you some down time: Enjoy those pinas by the pool. Or better yet, use it as extra motivation. Can you find a spot on the island where the cruise ships can’t find you?
As this applies to major cities, such as Athens, as well as Caribbean Islands, consider it food for thought as you make travel plans to destinations that are also on cruse ship itineraries.
[Photo: Will McGough]