Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What not to bring on board

What not to bring onboard:
Please remember that you must pass through port security, which is a division of homeland security, to

board the ship. So, here are some tips:

Do make sure you understand the TSA regulations for carry-on items if you fly. Go to TSA.Gov and click on the tab marked Travelers. Liquids are subject to the 3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.

Don't pack medicines or valuables in your luggage. This applies both to airline check-in and cruise ship check-in. Take a small carry-on bag on the ship with these items and anything else you may need for the first afternoon on the ship. Your luggage may not arrive in your stateroom until 6:00 PM or later. It is a good idea to include a change of clothing if you have an early dinner seating.
NO Metal or Spiked floggers, real or police issue handcuffs, contraband of anytype (even if unused), pocket knives, alcohol, metal swords/dagger props, cane swords, fake guns (not even plastic colored water guns. Do not try to bring these onboard. They will take them from you and not give them back. These items will be destroyed.

If you wear padlocked jewelry or collars, take off the padlocks and put them into your checked baggage.

Armor Rings and spiked jewelry or spiked boots - Each individual security officer is different. I have seen some of you get through with these, and some of you have had them confiscated. Put them in your checked baggage. Don’t try to wear them through the port security. It just makes them frustrated.

Fetish Items. Many of us have fetish items. I suggest everyone pack these in their checked baggage if you really want to bring them. Keep in mind that port security does random bag checks and all bags now go through XRay. Do not put them in your carryon bag, unless you want to be embarrassed at check in/security screening.

Make sure your boots don’t have screws on the bottom that can scratch or gouge the deck. Make sure they are tightly screwed up into the soles.

Insure any chains on your clothes are within reason, not so long as they catch on other people or furniture. Tuck your chains into your pockets when walking on the open decks if the winds are strong.

Monday, November 21, 2011

St. Maarten/St. Martin comes to life after dark!

St. Maarten/St. Martin comes to life after dark. If you're a night owl, you've chosen the right destination!
Sint Maarten Nightlife
'Let's Party!'

Take your chances at one of our famous casinos located across the Dutch side of the island and offering everything from high stakes gambling to penny slots. The Jump Up Casino in Philipsburg offe rs the widest variety of slots and life entertainment. H ollywood Casino in the Pelican Key/Simpson Bay area has all tables games plus all popular slots and a sports book desk.

Live entertainment from around the world changes from month to month so ask your activity desk for details and tickets.

There are innumerable discos, nightclubs and bars on both sides of the island that will have you partying all night long. Rhythms of Techno, live Rock and Roll, classic Jamaican Reggae, Meringue and Souk are just some of the sound sensations of St. Maarten/St. Martin. Casual attire is usually permitted, though some nightclubs require shirts with sleeves and no bare feet.

The island has several movie theaters, including one 6-plex, showing the latest releases. There is also a great bowling alley for those who fancy sports after dark! The fact that St. Maarten/St. Martin provides such a wide choice in entertainment means a night of fun need not cost the earth!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shopping in St Martin - Duty Free!!

Shopping is one of the big attractions on St. Maarten. The island's completely Duty Free status and the complete absence of any Red Tape for importing goods, guarantees great bargains for cosmetics, jewelry, liquors, cigars, electronics and much more.

Most cruise ship visitors enjoy a stroll up and down Front Street in Philipsburg, where a huge number of stores boast competitive prices. The capital of the French side, Marigot, has some very elegant shopping with original boutiques offering the sophisticated designs of Parisian couturiers.

Visitors spending an extended vacation on the island will be surprised by the excellent supermarkets on both the French and Dutch side. The Dutch shopping centers tend to supply mostly American brands, and the stores in Marigot present a huge variety of European groceries with some fabulous gourmet stores.

If you are looking for local products to bring home as souvenirs, consider the unique Rum Jumbie Liquor, the perfect island souvenir. There are also several local musicians offering their own CDs, and artists with unique paintings to remind you of your stay on the island. And finally, don't miss the colorful Marigot market - excellent for locally made souvenirs and gifts.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dining in St Martin, the "Gastronomic Capital of the Caribbean"!

Known as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Caribbean", St. Maarten/St. Martin offers the widest variety of cuisine and prices of any other island in the world! We boast well over 300 restaurants serving anything from local BBQ ribs and chicken, to first class French fare cooked by famous chefs imported for the season from Paris. It is said that one such chef, searching for a lighter side of French cooking for those vacationing in warmer climates, invented Nouvelle Cuisine right here in Grand Case. 

Thelma from Big Wood Grill, Sint MaartenOther than local style and French culinary delights, worldwide cuisine is well represented on the island with choices from Italian, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese and Chinese, to name but a few. There are also a number of outlets that specialize in health foods and vegetarian menus. And you will be astounded by the extensive wine lists and coc ktail menus offered by many of the island's dining havens. Prepare to put on a few pounds in St. Maarten/St. Martin! 

   And yes, we do have McDonalds, Burger King, KFC and Subway's for those of you that must have a fast food fix every couple of days. One could eat at a different restaurant every day of the year and never repeat themselves once.

Bon Appetit!

All Listed Restaurants:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What is the currency in St Martin?

Being an island of dual identity, there is also a choice of currencies. The official currency of Sint Maarten is the Antillean Guilder or Florin (fls). The Guilder is pegged to the US-Dollar and not free floating. The exchange rate is approximately 1.80 fls. for 1.00 $-US. IMPORTANT: Prices in the supermarkets and gas stations on the Dutch side are given in Guilders, but most other prices are quoted in US-Dollar.

The French side of the island is part of the European Union and uses the Euro, the currency of the European Community (EC). At the time of this writing US-Dollar 1.40 buys 1 Euro. Some vendors on the French side offer a 1 to 1 exchange rate. It might be wise to always carry a few Euros.

The US Dollar is accepted on both sides of the island and is in fact the most common currency on St. Martin/St. Maarten. ATM machines can be found everywhere, both on the Dutch and French side. They are located at banks, supermarkets and even inside gas stations. Most ATM card systems common in the US and Europe are accepted and it is not necessary to bring large amounts of cash to your vacation. All major credit cards are widely accepted as are Traveler's' Checks.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

If you're coming early to St Martin, make sure to visit Marigot!

West Indies Mall
The quaint Gallic town of Marigot is the administrative center of French St. Martin. Both the French/European and Caribbean cultures are represented here and create that unique blend of the French Caribbean, with the castle of Fort Louis overlooking town and creating a permanent sense of history.

French St. Martin has never shown an extreme eagerness to attract the large cruise ships, which has turned so many Caribbean ports into shopping malls, without much civic activity. Marigot has been spared that fate and today, fancy boutiques and charming restaurants line the streets.

The Marina Royale is one of the anchors of downtown, where a wide selection of restaurants is framing the waterfront and moored yachts.

On the opposite end of the town's center is the West Indies Shopping Mall – a beautiful piece of eccentric architecture, inviting you to sample the goods of elegant stores in air-conditioned comfort. The mall is located next to the ferry terminal for the boats shuttling passengers to the neighboring island of Anguilla.

The present economic climate has not been favorable to Marigot; the Euro is the currency of the French side and for years the exchange rate to the US-Dollar has made life difficult for merchants on the French side of the island. This does not mean that there are no bargains to be found – Marigot is definitely worth exploring.             

Friday, November 11, 2011

Nude Beaches in St Martin

St Maarten - St Martin has a fairly relaxed attitude towards beach nudity. The island is the leading Caribbean destination for nudists, with Club Orient on famous Orient Beach the resort of choice. Topless sunbathing is the norm almost everywhere, except at some resorts catering to a mostly conservative American cliental. The famous Sunset Bar & Grill at Maho Beach offers free drinks to topless ladies.

Even though the Dutch side doesn't advertise 'official' nude beaches, Cupecoy Beach has been for decades the Dutch side clothing optional spot. There are several remote beaches, where nobody will complain if you swim in the buff.

On the French side, there are many empty beaches and visitors can dress or undress as they please - again, nobody really cares - no matter what official publications state. Safe 'nude' spots besides Orient Beach are Baie Rouge and Happy Bay next to Friars Bay.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Playroom entertainment with Papis & Mamis!

The Naughty Nautilus Group Playroom
• The décor is being completely redesigned- it is going to be uber sexy. Our playroom Papi, Ricardo and team have exciting changes in store

• Longer hours at night, start earlier and end later

• Daytime hours on sea days and late afternoon hours when in port

• More erotic sex classes with pre-playroom hours

• More sexy playroom Papis & Mamis to work with Ricardo and be demo models in the classes

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My favorite home made Body Scrub recipes for before tanning or before a party!

I do a body scrub per week and specially before a vacation on the beach or a party.  When in a hurry I simply combine sugar with honey for the body and honey with baking soda for the face, but below are 3 of my favorite recipes. Try them and let me know!

Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee tightens and rejuvenates skin, while raw sugar exfoliates, and olive oil seals in moisturize.


  • 2 cups of coarse ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup Turbinado raw sugar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil


Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Take a warm bath or hot shower to open your pores and hydrate your skin. Rub the coffee mixture into your skin in large circles with even, firm pressure. Shower to rinse, pat dry, and follow with unscented body lotion or light vegetable oil.

Almond-Oatmeal Scrub

Almond meal and oatmeal slough off dead skin cells, as sage tones. Whole-milk yogurt reinforces with the oil naturally released from the almonds during scrubbing to replenish the skin's natural moisture.


  • 2/3 cup coarse ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup dry fine oatmeal
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • plain full-fat yogurt as needed


Add almonds, oatmeal, and sage to food processor or blender and grind on pulse until they reach the consistency of course meal. Keep covered and cool in an airtight container until ready for use. Upon each use, take medium-sized handful (around 1/4 cup) of the mixture and combine with enough yogurt to form a thick paste. Rub gently over skin with a washcloth or loofah sponge and rinse with cool water. Follow with gentle moisturizer.

Lemon Salt Glow

Sea salts bring a healthy glow to dull, dry skin,.which may then benefit as much from the antioxidant properties of lemon as the rich nutrition of almond oil.


  • ½ cup sea salt
  • ½ cup sweet almond oil
  • ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest


Combine all ingredients, taking extra care not to let any water touch the ingredients, as it will dissolve the salts. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Before showering, swirl ingredients together with fingertips to reintegrate, then apply to body in firm scrubbing motion with hand or soft washcloth. Step into the shower and let power of the water stream rinse off the mixture. (Particularly effective as an exfoliant and moisturizer for a smooth, nick-free shave.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shopping for the Theme Nights!

As you may already know, the chosen themes are:

Theme Nights• Leather and Lace
• Sexy Safari
• Diamonds and Thongs
• White Night
• Moulin Rouge

I particularly love shopping through ebay but make sure it will make it on time, if shipping from Hong Kong or Australia.

Also, make sure to get outfits for your partner, ladies, as they might decide to join the fun of dressing up in the last minute!

Bring a couple of nice wraps for the breezy evenings.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

9 different ways to wear your pareo

During the day:

Ladies!! Now starts the fun, when you get to shop for the trip, right?  Let's see... We don't really need much during the day except for an original pareo, great sunglasses, and sexy sandals.

Here are 9 ways to wear your pareo:

The nights are another story...