Shopping

Shopping in St Maarten is a unique experience thanks to the numerous stores that range from the jewelry stores tot the fashion shop through the big department store. And what is amazing is that depending on what you are looking for every city has almost its own specialties.

For example, Philispburg St. Maarten is the temple of the jewelry where you will be able to find the best pieces from independent designer of famous European and US Brands at the Best prices. Why the best prices ? Because St Maarten is a duty free shopping destination. So whether you are in vacation for a week in St Martin or just for a day with your cruise ship, Philipsburg deserves a look at its main street : Front street. It’s there that all St Maarten jewelry stores are located along some electronics stores, fashion shop and other souvenir stores.

 

St Maarten Excursions tour to Orient Beach and Maho Beach

Orient Beach and Maho Beach are the 2 most famous beaches of St Maarten. Both beaches offer a truly unique experience that you won’t forget. At Orient Beach you will have the choice between swim, lounge or water sports activities such as jet ski, parasail, paddle board, flyboard and much more. And after these activities or rest you will be be able to grab a snack at one of the bars restaurants.  
After that direction Maho Beach one of the MOST Famous beach in the world thanks to St Maarten airport. Indeed you will the planes landing above your head or take off (be cautious of the jet blast). A Professional guide, complimentary drinks and round trip transportation from the cruise ship in Philipsburg are included. About the tour : Duration : between 4 and 5 hours, You will explore both sides of the island of St Maarten St Martin, You will will be able to sunbathe and/or swim, jet ski, parasail, flyboard  at Orient Beach (2 hours), You will have the opportunity to see the Planes landing or taking off at Maho Beach aka Airport Beach (2 hours). ALSO are included in the tour : – Professional guide – Beverages (water, soda, beer, Rum punch) – Port pickup and drop-off

St Maarten Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg

Explore St Maarten island with a Professional Guide that will drive you around the different towns, sunny beaches and local food restaurants of St Martin. Get to know St Martin with its French side and St Maarten the Dutch side ! Learn about the European cultural flavor and the colonial past of this tiny Caribbean island. About this St Maarten Excursion tour : You will meet your Professional local guide after your cruise ship docks in Philipsburg the Port of St Maarten. St Martin St Maarten is a small Caribbean island (37 square miles) shared by the French and the Netherlands Kingdom. The tour of St Maarten island will start by you heading to Grand Case Beach. Grand Case is the Culinary Capital of the island and maybe of the entire Caribbean ! You will have the opportunity to walk by the beach that is one of the most beautiful of the island. Then you will be able to sample a Johnny Cake, a fried cornmeal pancake that’s a local specialty (at your own expense) or sip some Local Rhum punch made from the island’s berries (1 drink is included in the excursion tour). After that you will take the road toward the capital of St Martin : Marigot and discover the market. After that, direction one of the most Famous beach in the world! MAHO BEACH aka Airport Beach !! Maho Beach St Maarten is famous due to its proximity to St Maarten airport (Princess Juliana International Airport). There you will be able to taste the turquoise water and feel the planes landing above your head !   Then it will be time to go back to your Cruise ship by driving through Simpson Bay St Maarten. If you prefer to be dropped off in Philipsburg St. Maarten (10 minutes walk from your cruise ship) you just have to ask your guide. In Philipsburg you will have the opportunity to shop in Front street where all the famous jewelers are located as well as other electronics store and fashion shop. About the tour : Duration : between 4 and 5 hours, You will explore both sides of the island of St Maarten St Martin, You will will be able to sunbathe and/or swim in the in Grand Case Beach and at Maho Beach, You will have the possibility to try a local rum punch drink in Grand Case the Caribbean culinary capital, You will explore the open air craft and clothing market in Marigot, And if you want you will be able to do some St Maarten shopping in Philipsburg. ALSO are included in the tour : – Professional guide – Beverages (water, soda, beer, guavaberry rum punch) – Port pickup and drop-off

Patty Meotti a St Martin Artist

Patty Meotti a St Martin Artist

Patty was born in Milan, Italy on a special day : Valentine’s day. Symbol of Love, Valentine’s day is affecting Patty’s life in everything she does and you can see that in her work. After finishing the “Liceo Artistico” she attended the “Instituto Europeo di Design” in Italy, and graduated as a “Hyperrealisti Illustrator”. Patty, transmits all her energy and love in her colorful canvases. She loves very much St Maarten and finds here a lot of inspiration for her other subjects, like fish,abstracts and boats. Artist painter, Patty Meotti loves to make very realistic portraits using a picture of the person. Her preferred technique is acrylic painting, but she also works with oil, watercolors and pencil. In 2011 she won the award “Woman of Art” in the 33rd International Art Competition Spring Eustachi Galleria in Milan, Italy. In 2016 she was voted Best 2015 Artist in St Martin by the reader of the well known newspaper the Daily Herald. She exposes in Spiga Restaurant in Grand Case, St Martin. But you can also see all her work by appointment (contact her by email :  meottigallery {@} gmail.com ) https://www.facebook.com/groups/MeottiArtGallery/ Since few months ago she decided to increase her exposure by putting her art online so check it out : Fine Art America.com

Emilio Wilson Park

Emilio Wilson Park has a particular resonance in St Maarten due to its history, its environmental value, its place as a public park and since few months its place in the world thanks to its zip line that is the most amazing.

Emilio Wilson Park sits on the grounds of what was once a sugar plantation and now is an open public park where you can picnic and there is a playground area for children.

The Emilio Wilson Estate is covering the former Sentry plantation (St Maarten had 49 plantations) and the Sint Maarten government bought 91 acres in 2012 to make a Public Park : the Emilio Wilson Park.

 

 

The Emilio Wilson Park is located on the western side of the road that runs through Cul de Sac valley to St Peters, covering about 107 acres (43 ha) from the road to the top of Sentry Hill. The estate is comprised of Sentry Hill, rock walls, the former plantation building, the house of Emilio Wilson, sites, and caves that were used as shelters during hurricanes.

The estate has an interesting historical value. The Cul de Sac valley was the area of the first major colonial period settlement on the Dutch side of St Maarten. The valley was home to several large sugar plantations in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Emilio Wilson estate is the last vestige of a plantation on St Maarten on the Dutch side that has remained relatively intact and untouched.

 

Things to do

What to do in St Maarten ?

St Martin St Maarten is an island that offers plenty of activities (Links below direct you to our Partner Viator – we earn a small commission when you register with them at No extra cost to you that support this website).

One things to do in St Maarten is to rent a boat to do the tour of the island and snorkel in the blue turquoise waters (you will love it!). You have plenty of options either take a public shared boat (check this one and click Here) or catamaran (check this one and click Here, the owner is absolutely lovely!!). Or you can rent a private charter boat to go around St Maarten (Click Here), to go from St Maarten to Anguilla (Click Here) or go to from St Maarten to St Barts (Click Here).

Then you have to discover the 37 St Maarten beaches !! Yes that’s a lot to discover !! But Maho Beach is an Absolute MUST (Click Here)!!I think you might have to come back for another vacation in St Martin !

Then you have one of the Most amazing attraction : a High Altitude Zip Line !! Check Here to see if you could do it !!

You could also tour St Maarten by Jeep (Click Here) or by ATV Quad (Click Here).

You can also do a culinary guided tour if you are a Foodie (Click Here) or go on catamaran for dinner cruise in the Caribbean sea at sunset (Click Here), emotions guaranteed !!

And if you want more emotions then you must try scuba diving with the sharks (Click Here for certified divers or Click Here for beginners divers) !!
But Maybe you prefer swimming with Dolphins ?!! Then direction Anguilla toswim with dolphins in an enclosed park (click Here)

Or you could try kayaking and snorkeling St Maarten (Here), or snokeling St Barts (Here).

And to finish the day you can hit the St Maarten Nightlife scene (Here) !!

For more things to do in St Martin we have all the activities listed below. And if you have any question, feel free to email us : contact@stmartin-stmaarten.com

 

Paddle Boarding in St Maarten

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St Maarten Airport Maho Beach tour

Maho Beach is a Worldwide Famous beach thanks to its unique position next to St Maarten airport. So while you relax on bthe beach, swim the turquoise water you can experience the planes landing above your head ! A Truly unique experience. You can also have...

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St Maarten Boat tour and Snorkeling

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St Martin & St Maarten Sightseeing Tour of the island

Discovering the French and Dutch sides of St Martin St Maarten island during a 4-5 hours guided sightseeing tour. You will enjoy the sun, the sea, the nicest views of St Maarten and learn the history of the island (both sides) thanks to your Professional...

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St Maarten ATV Quad Tour Adventure

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Self Drive Boat Tour and Snorkeling

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St Maarten cruise excursions : Boat tour and Snorkeling

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St Maarten Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg

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Yoda Guy Museum

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Taxi from Hotel to Airport

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Taxi from Airport to Hotel

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Topper’s Rhum a St Maarten handmade rum

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Catamaran charter for a St Maarten day trip

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Emilio Wilson Park

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Fort Louis

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Fort Amsterdam

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Fort Willem

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