Quite pretty coming into port and good docking arrangements - no problems with security and good tourist info within port compound.
Port compound next to main street for shopping and bars - a bit tacky and quite expensive. Don't expect beer to be cheap either, even if local. Language spoken is a mixture of Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch! Not a lot of English spoken in shops.
Not much to see on island which is small anyway, but beaches claimed to be good. Fiercely hot - sunburn inevitable if don't use suncream on any exposed areas, including neck (back and front),face (if no hat), lips (whether wear hat or not!)and back of hands. So don't think you won't get burnt, even if you aren't trying to be suntanned!
Away from front it is surprisingly run-down in built-up areas.
There is a small extinct volcano which can be seen from the port and is approx 3 miles away. No public transport available to it except for seasoned locals who know the routes, so it's taxi or on foot. No signs to it. Locals are quite friendly and charming, however, even if they have difficulty understanding you! If you manage to get to the volcano, the access to the top is via 560+ steps, to be found on the opposite side to the port (near the water-park access). Very good view from the top, as to be expected - the whole island!
Very picturesque views on way out - but still prefer St Maarten!