We arrived in San Juan Harbour about 2:00 pm and we were out exploring the old city by 3. We just strolled around -looked at the architecture and poked in some shops. The sky suddenly opened up and it poured rain so we popped into the Pandora store and bought my daughter a charm - great timing and one gift down! Then we walked along the walls and came across a wedding. Then on to El Morro to explore the fort. The city is so beautiful and has so much character, we couldn't stop taking photos.
We had been to St. Maarten before and have been around both sides of the island. Today we just wanted a nice relaxing day and really didn't have any plans. There were 4 big ships in port. At the dock, there is a very well- organized taxi area with very clear signs about the prices to go anywhere on the island. We decided to go to Divi Little Bay. Little bay is very close to Philipsburg and is very quiet. There is a large timeshare on this beach and it is well maintained and quiet. We really liked it. I read that there was good snorkeling there, but we didn't see much - maybe needed to swim further out in the bay. The chairs were $5 each and an umbrella was $5. We spent the morning there and then in the afternoon went to Philipsburg to walk around, shop and get a drink and some free internet. A taxi back to the ship was $3 or a water taxi back cost $5.