We have 37 beaches in St Maarten, but we can't forget all those other beaches closed to St Maarten, within a thirty minute boat ride. In a boat, within 30 minutes you can be docking at uninhabited islands such as Pinel, Dog Island, Prickly Pear etc. Whereas St Maarten beaches tend to be too commercialized, if you can afford a boat trip to any of these you'll see true Paradise. Many people offer boat and catamarran trips etc, Some at very low cost. Nature lovers who are looking for true "untouched beauty", need to ask about these boat packages. And when you get to these little islands, please pick up after yourself and leave it the way you found it.