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    Stop At: Carousel Gelateria and Bar, 60 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay St Martin / St Maarten

    Tour will start here

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Philipsburg, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Beverages
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Food tasting
    • Wine tasting
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    163Reviews2Q&A
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    We took the tour because we wanted to try something different. It was billed as "not a meal" so we had a fairly large breakfast. In reality, we had enough to eat that it could easily have been labeled as "snack-type portions" to give us a better understanding of the portions.
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    Response from 89lesliep, Location manager at Flavors of St Maarten Food Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear miklerres1, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! Terri is a wonderful guide who is extremely professional and knowledgeable, both of the island and the food served during the tour. We are happy you enjoyed the local tidbits of information given during your Flavors Food Tour; We find these are the Fun Facts and love to share them with our guests. Your comment regarding the 'not a meal' description and that we could label the tour with 'snack-type portions' has been duly noted. It is extremely challenging to supply a description of our Food Tour which caters to all types of guests who join Flavors Food Tours. It all depends on how the information is interpreted. With our description we try to inform guests that all tastings together can be considered a nice lunch. Your advice to just enjoy the Flavors Food Tour and sit back and relax is wonderful and we urge future guests of our Flavors Food Tours to do just that! For more great times with Flavors please remember that you get a 10% discount on any of Flavors Food tours since you are now a Foodie Insider. Find us in San Juan PR, Atlanta GA, St Thomas USVI and if you return to St. Maarten please reach out to us directly for your discount
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    I have to say I was somewhat underwhelmed by this one. There were four food stops. The first one was right at the beginning for cheese samples and wine. I didn't consider this a 'food' stop but it counted. We tasted a few cheeses with some cheap wine. The presentation
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    Response from 89lesliep, Location manager at Flavors of St Maarten Food Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Ernie11223344, Thank you for taking the time to review our Flavors of St. Martin Food Tour, The Amsterdam Cheese & Liquor Store puts a lot of effort in the Cheese tasting which include a history and explanation of Gouda Cheese of which you sampled 5 different flavors. They pair this with a wine which is a Table Wine and a very acceptable glass for every day. If the wine would be a Pomerol or Chateau Neuf du Pape the tour cost would be too extreme. This is the appetizer tasting of the tour. The Cheese Shop explains costs and travel restrictions to our guests since the majority of our foodie friends want to take some cheese back home. The El Zafiro stop served you a wonderful Creole Chicken, which we are happy you enjoyed as you did the Crepe Forestiere at Croissant Royal. To finish we took you to sample French Petit Fours. These tastings together provide our guests with a nice lunch. Our tour is a Culinary Road Trip and since we do have a time limit it is not possible to stop at view points which is why your guide prepares you for a nice view coming up along your drive. This is why we select some partners on every route which have a wow view factor and give an opportunity for the guests to take in the scenery. In your case this was El Zafiro, right on Simpson Bay Beach with an Airplane view deck to boot. Croissant Royal is located on the Simpson Bay Lagoon with great views of the lagoon and the hills. Your sweet finish was right by Orient Beach, which also gives guests the opportunity to have a look at this famous beach on the Culinary Road Trip. We are sorry that you felt this was not enough. Yes, the island still has a long way to go from Hurricane IRMA which destroyed most of our paradise in September of 2017. Thank you very much for supporting the island by visiting. As for what to expect on our Culinary Road Trip we think our description on our website explains the tour well enough but we will certainly look at it again with your comments in mind. Life on St. Martin/Saint Martin is costly since everything has to be imported; taking this into account and our professional, comfortable transportation along with a professional guide and the 4 locations where we give our guests tastings, we think our pricing is fair for what Flavors Food Tours offers. I so do hope that this response takes away some of your underwhelmed feeling regarding our Flavors Food Tour. Want to join us in our other locations for more Food Fun? You will receive a 10% discount as Foodie Insider at; San Juan PR, Atlanta GA, St Thomas USVI. Returning to St. Maarten, please contact us directly for your discount.
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    Cheese shop was well done and very professional. Second restaurant food was different, very local and delicious. Couple who own restaurant are pleasant. Third restaurant is French and located in a nice resort. French food always good. No exception here. We got to see a lot
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    Response from 89lesliep, Location manager at Flavors of St Maarten Food Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear divethekeys, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are happy that you enjoyed the Amsterdam Cheese & Liquor Store, yes they are very professional and we are so proud to have them on our team. The local tasting is always an experience we like to share and of course the French stop is one we try to include in every tour. Bert is indeed a wonderful and knowledgeable guide! For more great times with Flavors please remember that you get a 10% discount on any of Flavors Food tours since you are now a Foodie Insider. Find us in San Juan PR, Atlanta GA, St Thomas USVI and if you return to St. Maarten please reach out to us directly for your discount
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    This tour is very good with the exception of not being able to be picked up at our hotel at the end of the tour your are dropped off in a parking lot this is not good . But now for the tour it is very educational and lots of food .the staff is very well trained
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    Response from 89lesliep, Location manager at Flavors of St Maarten Food Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Dave h, Thank you for your review! The drop off in a parking lot as you mention is not quite true as the Carousel Gelateria, is one of our partners, and has a clean restroom for our guests to use. Flavors would love to pick up at your hotel, which I believe was the Sonesta in Maho. It is not as easy as it sounds to do hotel pick ups since the cost of the tour would increase by quite a lot and we like to keep our tours affordable. Happy you enjoyed the food served and the Island history! You're a Flavors Food Tours Foodie insider now so any of the 4 locations where we operate, you'll get discounts if you return. Additional to St. Martin, we are located in Atlanta, St Thomas, and San Juan. We hope to host you soon
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    If I could give a rating for Annalies and Terrance only, it would be 5 stars. They were very charming, interactive; considerate and helpful. They are both knowledgeable about the Island. However, I would like to make a suggestion. Given the time and traffic, I feel that this
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    Response from 89lesliep, Location manager at Flavors of St Maarten Food Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Compass, Thank you for your wonderful compliment on Annelies and Terrance! Your suggestion about our tour is appreciated. However, let me mention that the majority of our guests come to St. Martin to see and experience both the Dutch and the French side and its' multicultural foods. What you describe is a beach tour, which is offered by many tour operators already. Sadly traffic is a world wide issue and also on our small island! We do not believe we squeeze in 3 tastings since the time at each stop is around 45 minutes which is ample time for you to enjoy your tasting and then have a little time to discover the location. Want to join us in our other locations for more Food Fun? You will receive a 10% discount as Foodie Insider at; San Juan PR, Atlanta GA, St Thomas USVI. Returning to St. Maarten, please contact us directly for your discount.
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