Philipsburg, St. Maarten - We went to the nearest beach to the ship. For $40.00 we got 4 beach chairs, 2 umbrellas, and 2 buckets of beer. The only issue here is the fact that the beach isn't very clean - lots of garbage on the beach..some broken glass (the water itself was fine, a little cloudy maybe but clean). I would recommend wearing beach shoes at this stop. We took the water taxi back to the boat. Don't let them tell you the beach is only a 10 minute walk...quite a bit longer and I'm a fast walker.
Basseterre, St. Kitts - We went into town and looked around, had lunch at Ballyhoo restaurant which has a second floor deck overlooking the town. My sons went further on and got some great pictures of old churches.
Castries, St. Lucia - We didn't like this port at all. Not much to see in Castries, went to a local market and were just kind of creeped out by the whole thing. Would spend the day on the ship rather than visit this port.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - Went to the beach and it was HEAVEN!!!! Took a taxi into Charlotte Amalie and did the little craft fair they had set up and then got a cab to the beach and spent the rest of the day there.
Bridgetown, Barbados - Went to the Mount Gay Rum Distillery and it was really fun. Got a cab driver who took us to the beach, came back and got us, took us to the distillery and then picked us up and brought us back to the ship. He was great.
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