Laradee (sp?) Beach (private beach in Haiti for RCC)
We're looking at the various excursions, and a lot of them are tours. We're all relatively fit, so my question is if any of these ports are worth skipping excursions and to just go exploring (close by) ourselves? For example, we'd like to see some of the ruins in San Juan or the old city - Do we really need a tour for that? Is there a close-by beach or shopping in St. Maarten that makes buying an excursions unnecessary?
I'd rather splurge for 1 or 2 of the bigger excursions for the family than buy ones for all three where it may be underwhelming and with minimal risk to missing the boat if we do it ourselves. Thanks in advance for any advice!