We have been in sxm for the past 2 weeks, the longest we have ever visited, and this is the first time I have ever crossed paths with so many spiders! They were all terribly large and scary. Has anyone else had a run in with them? We are leaving tomorrow but I'm not sure how I will enter and leave our rental after being ambushed by two of them last night. My husband swears that we just saw the same one twice. This is not comforting because I can't rationalize how it got from the door of our condo to the table in a few seconds. My husband suggested it jumped, which freaked me out even more. I googled them and they may be sparassids, maybe Huntsmen spiders. They are yellowish-orange, freakin huge (as big as my hand), and like to hang out walls and surprise unsuspecting tourists. Any insight or information will help me come to terms with this experience and return again to my favorite island. Did I mention I am terrified of spiders? Terrified!