When we lived in Boston we took a winter vacation every year, almost always to St. Martin.
One year, perhaps 20 or so years ago, we took our 2 daughters to St. Martin for the New Year's holiday. We had a fabulous time overall, and my older daughter and I went parasailing one day - that's us (a non-digital, and not-so-clear, photo taken by my wife on the beach); I have some photos somewhere that I took when up in the air. The views were amazing at about 100 feet.
The trip was somewhat marred by an island-wide power failure about midway through dinner on New Year's Eve, several days into our visit, at a wonderful restaurant we dined at often. It took several days for all the power to come back on which was a bit challenging around food, lights, and AC! It was one of our more memorable New Year's!