Aruba is a beautiful, upscale port. And it's the only place you'll find a drink called "Brown Lady." Some of the cab drivers are a little fussy though, and may not agree to come back to the beach for you.
Went to Orient Beach - a topless beach, if that's your thing. A busy beach with rows of chairs and umbrellas, but it never felt crowded. Always enjoy shopping for jewelry in St. Maarten. Each store is good for a cold beer while your wife haggles with the sales people.