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Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

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Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

Please tell me where and when because i would love to hear the story. Thanks!

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1. Re: Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

Unfortunately, most "celebrities" go to St. Bart's or Anguilla for their stays because of the privacy issues. St. Maarten is a very active island whereas the other 2 tend to be very quiet. Only those celebs that are familiar with the island would be seen out and about during the daytime like Anthony Bourdin from the cooking show "No Resrevations" who owned a home there. Several years ago Sean Combs (P Diddy) was at the Casino Royal in Maho and did a congo line to the nightclub above after he finished playing BlackJack. This was VERY late at night. It was funny. No one really bothered him and the girls in the conga line were his groupies. Then last year there was someone famous (a singer I believe) sitting with his manager playing BJ but the name escapes me. Most people recognized him but I didn't. The casinos late at night would be the place you would find the celebs if there are any.

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2. Re: Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

Last year during the Heineken Regatta they had the "Classics of Rock" performers for one of the parties. There was John Cafferty, and the singers from

Survivor, Toto (I think) and one other 80's band. they played an unplugged set at the beach bar at the Pelican one afternoon. There weren't many people there so I was able to video it from right up in front.

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3. Re: Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

Or they stay on their mega yachts or private villas.

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4. Re: Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

I saw Dana Delany at Cap Jaluca in June.

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5. Re: Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

Joan Rivers on the corner in Marigot outside Lipstick & Max Mara. I saw her and said, "Look at that lady--her face lift is so tight, she looks like Joan Rivers!" As we got closer, I said, "OMG, it IS Joan Rivers!" LOL

Casino Royale: Saw Enrique Eglesias & Hana Mariscova (?) late nite.

Orient Beach: Lance Bass & Joey Fatone

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6. Re: Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

So casino royal is the biggest casino there with the most slot games and action? Is the casino open all night and is that the one right by the airport?

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7. Re: Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

So they mostly go to St barts and anguilla is what im hearing. I always here of naked celebs hanging it all out in st barts but was wondering which beach they go to there and what beach they would be at in Anguilla? Im guessing Shoal bay is the main attraction in anguilla and thats probably where everyone goes.

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8. Re: Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

Casino Royal is one of the larger casinos and probably the most visited because of its location in Maho which is a bustling area at night. There are nightclubs above the casino and across the airport strip so it does attract some celebs when there are celebs. They usually stay at the Sonesta Maho or have their limo's bring them from their villas.

Keep in mind that the casinos on the island are very small compared to ones in the states.

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9. Re: Has anyone ever seen a Celebrity in St Martin?

Shoal Bay does not come to mind as a celebrity hang out to me. It is the most beautiful beach but it is more crowded than most on Anguilla. The hotels there are the less expensive ones on Anguilla. I think most celebs go to Anguilla and stay at the really high end resorts with villas. They probably stick close to their private beaches. It is more of an island where they go to get away from it all as oppossed to St. Bart's where they go to see and be seen. Although not my idea of a real celeb when I was at the Cuisinart in April Bill O'Reilly was there. Cap Juluca is another popular one.

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I know it was off season but I was the the biggest player at the casino royale when I was there 9-4 - 9-12, and i was playing maybe 150 at the peak per spin...seemed like the pit managers were getting nervous i would hit something large...the place had a real damp moldy smell a lot of people complained about it... I had a good roulette session, had fun, but i can't imagine celebs there, guess it's much different from xmas through the peak season...had an awesome time at Tantra the club above...as far as casinos go I think the princess casino is the largest right? i didn't learn that till the last day so the Royale and The Hollywood casino, behind the flamingo, where the only 2 I checked out...and a real small place catering mostly to locals it seemed in Pberg...there were literally 3 people in the Hollywood when i went, it was 3 am mind you...that time I had a rather poor roulette outing... I had a blast in SXM just was a little let down by the casinos, but again, it was Sept. and that was way down on my list of things I wanted to do/see. can't wait to get back.

I think someone was telling me Oprah owns a large piece of land and/or a villa there? Little John was playing at tantra the night I arrived, 9/4 missed it, thankfully, not a big fan of Little John.

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