United has excellent air/hotel packages for winter 2006 since they are starting a DC/St. Martin route. We are deciding between Divi (Dutch) and Hotel Beach Plaza (French). Which is a more relaxed and quiet hotel? Would the best snorkeling be offshore anyway by boat so it doesn't matter which beach we stay at? Which is a better location for easy access to shopping--Marigot is walking distance from Beach Plaza but is Philipsburg much bigger even though we can't walk there from Divi? We plan to rent a car for a day.
My husband is vegetarian (no meats, poulty or seafood) so he does well with ethnic foods like Indian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc. Have any recommendations?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.