Hey everyone, Here is the deal . . . . We have an ENTIRE day in St Maarten on the Explorer cruise in December, hubby and I are crusing with another couple. Us girls just wanted to hop in a cab and spend the day at Orient Beach. Well the boys found an excursion called the Afternoon Beach Bash and it serves unlimited rum and punch. Needless to say they are insisting that this is a must do. It actually sounds like fun, but I want more beach time. So, here is my question . . . If we give in to the guys and go on this excursion, is there a beach close to where the ship docks? Basically if we get back from this excursion and I want more beach time, is there someplace close that we can go to spend the rest of the afternoon? Someplace with watersports maybe?