Activities in Philipsburg

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Just one mile of coastline backed by four streets makes up the city structure of St. Maarten's Philipsburg, but there is much activity to keep this already busy tourist town going.  Shopping is especially popular because the island is completely duty free, and shop after shop of luxury goods and local crafts lines each one of the streets.  Dining and nightlife rank second on the list of favored activities, as the area is thick with casinos and known for serving some of the best food in the Caribbean.  Finally, sightseeing is a more low-key activity which allows visitors to see this town for the historic location that it truly is. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

Renting a bike or a moped can be a cheap way to fit in some sightseeing while in the historic city of Philipsburg.

If you are considering feeling the wind in your hair, you will find several rental agencies that can help make it happen. To get more information on bike and scooter rentals, go to this page.

Diving

Philipsburg Diving

Philipsburg is in close proximity to a number of dive sites, and tourists hoping to enjoy a few will be able to do so with the help of the many dive operators in the city.

There are 3 dive operators and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from. Go to this extended discussion regarding diving in this area if you'd like to learn additional information.

Fishing

Rudy's Deep Sea Fishing

Since Philipsburg is the most developed area of the island, tourists will find plenty of services ready to take them out for a day of fishing. Additionally, nearby prime fishing spots are a great place for fishermen looking for marlin, kingfish, and other large sport fish.

Hoping to spend some time with a rod in your hand? You might be happy to learn there are 4 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Click this link to visit our page about this topic.

Golf

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? Philipsburg isn't necessarily a golfing paradise, but there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Mullet Bay Golf Course. For more in-depth coverage of this topic, navigate to this guide, which discusses golf throughout Sint Maarten.

Sailing and Boating

Random Wind

The table right below summarizes some details regarding firms that can help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Philipsburg
Name Phone Location
Aqua Mania Adventures (721) 544-2640 Pelican Key, 3.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Bluebeard Charters (721) 587-5935 Pelican Key, 3.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Captain Alan's Boat Charters (721) 580-0377 Oyster Pond, 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg
Celine Charters (721) 526-1170 0.9 mi. South West of Central Philipsburg
Passaat Classic Schooner (721) 580-3301 Simpson Bay, 3.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Random Wind (721) 587-5742 0.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Robinson Speed Boat Tours (721) 581-3798 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Soualiga Destinations (631) 458-0543 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Sugar Rush Charters (721) 580-4404 Cole Bay, 2.6 mi. West of Central Philipsburg

If you're interested in reading about charter operators and marinas follow this link.

Shopping

Shopping in Philipsburg

If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy shopping they might enjoy visiting a few of the area's 45 retail shops. If you want detailed information on shopping in Philipsburg and nearby, you can do so here.

Sightseeing

St. Maarten Museum

Another great activity is spending some time exploring the sights and sounds of life in Philipsburg. The area features 10 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Nature enthusiasts frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. For more information about available sightseeing attractions, navigate to this page.

The table right below provides you with some key facts regarding a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Philipsburg
Name Type Phone Location
Bernard's Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (800) 638-5153 Philipsburg
SXM Deals Travel and Tour Operators (800) 456-4074 0.7 mi. South of Central Philipsburg
Sandy Island Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 542-5155 Philipsburg
St. Maarten Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 527-7966 Philipsburg
Transco Excursions and Sightseeing Service (059) 087-3016 French Cul de Sac, 3.3 mi. North of Central Philipsburg
Winston Sightseeing Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (059) 087-2561 French Cul de Sac, 3.3 mi. North of Central Philipsburg

Snorkeling

If you love to snorkel you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Philipsburg. For more in formation concerning snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you will be happy to learn there are a few in the area. To read about other the options, follow this link.

Tennis

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Philipsburg
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina Pelican Key, 3.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg 4 check
Princess Port de Plaisance Cole Bay, 2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg 7 check
Club Orient Resort Orient Bay, 4.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Philipsburg 2 check

For example, Simpson Bay Resort and Marina is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Details concerning a few other activities are provided in the following table.

Other Activities In Philipsburg
Name Type Phone Location
Carnival Village Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers -- Central Philipsburg
Great Bay Boardwalk Scenic Trail -- 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Great Bay Boardwalk West Scenic Trail -- 0.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Lb Scott Sports Auditorium Sporting Event Venue -- 0.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Spartaco Fitness Centers and Instructors (721) 542-5025 Philipsburg
 

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