Last time there we took a taxi to sunset beach on the other side from the ship.
Traffic can get kind of bad and we had to leave plenty of time to get back. Wasnt a cheap ride either.
Watching the planes swoop in about 50 ft above the beach was worth it though.
CCL Inspiration 09
RCCL Explorer of the Seas Eastern 09
CCL Miracle Southern '08
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas Western '07
PCL Caribbean Princess Eastern '05
RCCL Explorer of the Seas Western '05
RCCL Explorer of the Seas Eastern '04
CCL Destiny Southern '01
CCL Sensation Eastern '94
CCL Ecstacy Western '92
CCL Jubilee Eastern '90
Upon arrival at St Maarten, you can rent a car - very inexpensively - right at the pier. The driving was extremely easy, the roads were lovely and we were able to stop all along the way as we wished. Do allow extra time for your return - we ran into some traffic on the way back. I would definitely recommend a car rental versus an excursion, you have much more freedom.