I'd go back and visit any of the islands again, but St. Maarten will be the first on the list. In addition to its just being beautiful, there's world-famous Maho Beach! Sadly, when we got there we'd just missed a 747, but we did get a fantastic experience!
Jet over Maho Beach, St. Maarten from Darren Miller on Vimeo.
Me and jet take-off at Maho Beach, St. Maarten from Darren Miller on Vimeo.
Hanging out at Maho Beach is the most fun you can ever have for free :-)
Here are some other pictures from the Dutch side of the island:
Update, 7/14/17: Well, this is sad:
A 57-year-old woman vacationing in the Caribbean island of Saint Martin was killed after a blast from a nearby jet knocked her to the ground.The incident occurred on Wednesday at Maho Beach — a popular tourist destination in Sint Maarten (the Dutch side of Saint Martin) — which is famous for its proximity to the Princess Juliana International Airport. Officials say the woman had been holding onto a fence that separates the beach from the airport when winds generated by the jet’s engines blasted her back.She died a short time later at a local hospital, reports the BBC.