Upon arrival on St Thomas, suggest you get cab to Red Hook and ferry over to St John and then to Trunk Bay. Truely a pic post card come to life. Two thirds of the island is national park so very little commercial developement and not crowded at all. My idea of paradise. On St Maarten, we looked around the shops in Philipsburg for a while and took a bus to Marigot on teh French side to visit the Wed AM market and lunch. Then back to the Dutch side for shopping. The bus was only $1.50. Cab is $5. Any questions, email.