If you can't find something to love in St. Maarten, you've not left the ship. Beaches, tours, diving, zip lines, a zoo, and, oh yeah, shopping - the shopping here has taken over St. Thomas in quality, price and atmosphere. Front Street is lovely, varied, and friendly. This is the only place we buy jewelry in the Caribbean. Rima's is just blocks away, and you can buy directly from him the Caribbean clothing you'll see in stores and markets on other islands.
People in our group chose to use the beach on the Boardwalk. For $15 you can get 2 beach chairs, an umbrella, and 2 drinks. Deal! Local businesses even allow you to use their bathrooms.