Most cruise ship visitors enjoy a stroll up and down Front Street in Philipsburg, where a huge number of stores boast competitive prices. The capital of the French side, Marigot, has some very elegant shopping with original boutiques offering the sophisticated designs of Parisian couturiers.
Visitors spending an extended vacation on the island will be surprised by the excellent supermarkets on both the French and Dutch side. The Dutch shopping centers tend to supply mostly American brands, and the stores in Marigot present a huge variety of European groceries with some fabulous gourmet stores. If you are looking for local products to bring home as souvenirs, consider the unique Topper’s Rhum, the perfect island souvenir. There are also several local musicians offering their own CDs, and artists with unique paintings to remind you of your stay on the island. And finally, don’t miss the colorful Marigot market – excellent for locally made souvenirs and gifts.
Our Duty Free Shopping Paradise of St. Maarten – St-Martin Shopping is one of the big attractions on St. Maarten. St. Maarten’s jewelry shops are among the most competitive in the world and line Philipsburg’s fabulous Front Street.