St. Maarten is gorgeous! The water is an unbelievable turquoise color and the weather is a perfect temperature with a slight breeze. We took a water taxi from our side of the bay to the main city of Philipsburg for $6 round trip/per person that took about 5 minutes. As much as there was a tourist feel, there was also a genuine city feel to the streets of St. Maarten. We did some light shopping, people watching, and stopped at the Buddha Bar Beach for a cold drink before headed back to the ship. Tonight’s dinner theme was casual, so I got to wear a really cute $15 dress that I bought on shore today and a $3 real-wood ring that matched.