My husband and I rented a car in St. Marteen, we drove to the top of Pic Paradise looking over Orient Bay in Marigot. We got out of our jeep, walked 5 feet, took a pic and walked back to the jeep to find that we were robbed of all our money. TRAVELLERS BEWARE it is well known amongst the locals that there are people waiting in the bushes to rob the tourists looking to take a picture of Pic Paradise. We didn't consider taking our belongings out of the jeep because we thought we were in complete isolation. We drove up hill for 30 minutes and did not see one person. We are very smart travellers, we were totally taken by surprise.
Be careful. Reading on the net, I have found many similar stories from people who were chased with knives, machetes, screwdrivers etc. We were lucky.