Haven't been to Antigua yet, but was in St. Maarten in February. St. Maarten has some beautiful beaches - some are topless, Orient Beach is clothing-optional. Dawn beach is a favorite. We did the Golden Eagle Catamaran sail - loved it. Sailed up the coast- beautiful --over to a small island where we did some snorkeling, swiming,and just relaxed on the beach. Another really fun thing to do is the America's Cup Regatta. Part of our group went SCUBA diving - lots of shipwrecks to see. Great duty free shopping in St. Maarten - jewlery, cosmetics, perfumes, fine linens & t-shirts are the best deals.