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Old 09-25-2011, 07:10 AM
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While all three ports are safe enough to do your own excursions, I wouldn't go too far off the beaten path in Nassau or St. Thomas. Both places have problems with criminal activity if you happen to wander into the wrong place.

St. Maarten is a good place for going to a beach since they are plentiful there and easy to get to. There is a pretty nice one near the cruise ship pier. Or perhaps take a cab to the beach at the approach to the airport. Google 'St. Maarten airport' and you'll see what I mean.

For a more quiet time at some nice beaches, don't stay on St. Thomas but instead go to St. John. You can take a ferry to it.