We only had a few hours in Port and I was not very impressed with San Juan, however, we did not give it a fair chance as we hit one of the first bars we saw and hung out there drinking Sangria with friends and then on to our dinner reservation at Marmalade. We thought Marmalade was very good (a bit pricey) but the food was delicious. The Truffle Soup and the Lobster Risotto were the highlights but we had some other dishes that were very good as well. By the time we finished we had to get back to the boat as we were shoving off. we did not have time to see the fort or the jungle.
We did an island tour in a van with little air conditioning on a very HOT day and saw some beautiful beaches including the nude beach at Orient beach, however, I did not really care for the island as much as I did the beaches. The beaches were amazing but we were actually happiest at an open air restaurant in Phillipsburg (the Port city) drinking beers and people watching on the beach.
Took an island tour in a van up to the top of the Mountain and had a famous Banana Daiquiri or two. The ride was just ok but the view from the top of the mountain was spectacular! We did this after our underwater scooter excursion.
This excursion was definitely out of our comfort zone but boy did we enjoy it! The boat crew was very funny and the scooter or underwater (BOSS) was cool and easy to maneuver. Your head is in a bubble like helmet and in air (as opposed to in water) and they pipe in air to the helmet. We saw a ship wreck and a lot of colorful fish. Fun time!! We then