There was really only one thing I had to do at St Maarteen! That was to have the planes fly overhead at Maho Bay beach. This was a cool thing to do, lay at the beach and watch planes either land or take off at the airport that is literally 10 feet away. When the bigger planes take off, everyone grabs the chain link fence and feels the jet blast blow you almost off. It was hot, yet so cool to do. I loved it. Look on YouTube for Maho Bay and you will see all the videos.
When I say they are close, it is no joke!