I will be sailing on the Century this weekend & still have not found the best place to snorkel from the beach when i get to St. Maarten. I have heard some beaches in the north (french side) are good. Also, i have not been able to find a single place that is recommended for snorkeling when i get to Nassau. i assume that i will take a water taxi to Paradise Island, but where shall i go when i get there? I heard most hotels on the beaches try to charge you $ to use their beach. I just want to drop my towel on the beach and hit the water. Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Dave email@example.com P.S. since we are in San Juan from 4:30 til about midnight - i guess most of the cool stuff is not available (rainforest tours). I heard i should just watch the sunset or take pictures of the boat. Whoopie (BTW - the excursions didn't appeal to me) - any tips?