We have been to St Martin several times but decided to do a beach tour to Orient beach. It was pleasant. Nice beach but while the tour included a lounge chair, they charge extra for an umbrella. The drink included was rather week. You can actually walk from the pier into town, or pay $4 for a water taxi that drops you right in the middle of town. On the return trip from the beach the bus dropped people near town as well as back at the pier. There are plenty of souvenir shops at the pier if you don't want to go far. The town also has casinos if you want to gamble.