I have never been to Phillisburg St. Maarten. We love to go to the beach and snorkel off the beach. Can anyone give us some family beaches to go to nearby. also, can we take a taxi or bus? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you Dee
Dee, there are many beaches that you can get to easily in a taxi. Some of them are Divi, Orient, and Dawn. Our least favorite is the beach right downtown. Here is a site that might be a help: http://www.experiencestmaarten.com/
Just remember that this is a foreign country and they look upon beach wear different than we do. Some of the beaches may have some partial nudity and then on Orient, to the far right, there is the nude part of the beach.
There are lots of taxis at the end of the pier that will take you to whichever beach you choose.