One definate recommendation for St Maarten is the Americas Cup race. If you love sailing and would like a hands on experience aboard a 70ft racing sail boat.....this is a hoot. We did this in Feb and it was worth every penny. St Maarten is a lovely and friendly island. I did not once feel uncomfortable walking around. Enjoy but do consider the Americas Cup as a tour. If you get on the Canada II say hi to Paul the captain. Bon Voyage!