Shopping in Philipsburg

Photo credit: © St. Maarten Museum Gift Shop
 

You can imagine that as the Caribbean's only 100 percent duty free  and tax free port, shopping on St. Maarten and St. Martin is not only a favored past time but a bit of a sport. While there are many places to checkout throughout the island, Philipsburg remains the number one spot for tourists to spend some time shopping.

Front Street in particular is where the magic happens.  This road stretches for about a mile and is lined with shop after shop of jewelry, fine art, clothing, house wares, electronics, liquor, and local crafts.  These items are often high-end products shipped in from Europe and sold at at 20 to 60 percent discount.  As you make your way around, know that it is typical for shops in this area to remain open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're looking for some gifts you should consider visiting Rima Beach World, which is found in Philipsburg. Rima Beach World brings together all the things that make Sint Maarten a tropical paradise. You'll find all the surfing gear, bathing suits, and beach bags you need, as well as local crafts, jewelry, and light dresses perfect to wear while exploring the island. The property can be found at 95 Pond Fill Road.

Many of the gift and souvenir shops in Philipsburg are listed in the chart below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Philipsburg
Name Type Phone Location
African Market Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts -- 0.3 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Del Sol Gift and Souvenir Shops (721) 542-8784 Philipsburg
Gift N Things Gift and Souvenir Shops (721) 542-0680 Philipsburg
Gift World Gift and Souvenir Shops (721) 542-0160 Philipsburg
Glo's Dial A Gift Basket Gift and Souvenir Shops (721) 542-9961 Philipsburg
Lord & Hunter Gift and Souvenir Shops (721) 542-5358 Philipsburg
Rima Beach World Gift and Souvenir Shops (721) 542-1424 Philipsburg
Samina Gift and Souvenir Shops (721) 542-3601 Philipsburg
Windmill Gift and Souvenir Shops (721) 542-6680 Philipsburg

Specialty Shops

One of the area's interesting specialty retailers is The Scuba Shop at Captain Oliver's Marina. They are found in Oyster Pond, 3.1 mi. Northeast of central Philipsburg. You can purchase and rent everything you need to your diving adventure at this location, and if you're having a problem with any items, they are capable of fixing the issue. If you're interested in signing up for dive excursions, The Scuba Shop works with Dive Safaris to help make that happen. Guests can reach them at (721) 586-5339.

Another good option is The Scuba Shop, which is found 5.4 mi. (8.8 km) to the west of The Scuba Shop at Captain Oliver's Marina. Rental equipment is available for customers, and the Scuba Shop is partnered with Dive Safaris to assist customers in setting up dive excursions. The Scuba Shop also offers free snorkeling guides to 12 sites around the island detailing location information, popular snorkeling spots, places to see, sea conditions, safety tips, and facilities in the area. The property is located at 16 Airport Boulevard.

Art Gallery Dona Bryhiel: Featuring both French and Caribbean themes, her work celebrates the beauty in both of her homelands. Her work is the perfect way to support local artists and take home a wonderful piece of memorabilia. If you are looking for something specific and want to call ahead, do so at (059) 087-4393.

Take a moment to read the chart below for information concerning specialty shops available.

Specialty Shops Around Philipsburg
Name Type Phone Location
Art Box Gallery Art Gallery (599) 543-0866 Simpson Bay, 2.7 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Art Gallery Dona Bryhiel Art Gallery (059) 087-4393 3.1 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg
DI Watch & Design Watch Store -- 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
DI Watch & Design Watch Store -- Point Blanche, 0.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- Point Blanche, 0.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
La Casa Del Habano Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (721) 542-8294 Philipsburg
Pandora Front Street Jewelry Store (721) 542-1109 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Roland Richardson Art Gallery (059) 087-8408 3.9 mi. Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Tanzanite International Jewelry Store -- 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
The Scuba Shop Dive Shop (721) 545-3213 Simpson Bay, 3.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
The Scuba Shop at Captain Oliver's Marina Dive Shop (721) 586-5339 Oyster Pond, 3.1 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg

Clothing and Apparel

Looking for some clothing? You might want to try Lacoste Philipsburg -- it's situated in Philipsburg. Lacoste sells a variety of brand products, though are most famous for their men's polos and intense colognes. Shoppers will also be able to year-round clothing including jeans, skirts, shorts, and light sweaters. If you want to know more, call them at (721) 542-2094.

Another option is Endless Summer -- which is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Lacoste Philipsburg. With designs coming from all over the world, Endless Summer is an eclectic swimwear store that focuses on durability, comfort, and style. You will find them at 27 Front Street.

Take a look at the table just below if you want more information.

Clothing and Apparel Around Philipsburg
Name Type Phone Location
Angelo Boutique Boutique (721) 543-2171 Philipsburg
Crocs Harbour Shoe Store (721) 642-9364 Point Blanche, 0.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Endless Summer Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (721) 542-1510 Philipsburg
Ici Paris Boutique (059) 061-6840 3.8 mi. Northwest of Central Philipsburg
L'Atelier Boutique (059) 087-1371 3.8 mi. Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Lacoste Philipsburg Boutique (721) 542-2094 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Levi's Philipsburg General Clothing Store (721) 542-5094 Philipsburg
Longchamp Boutique Philipsburg Boutique (721) 542-1839 Philipsburg
Nautica Boutique (721) 543-1227 Philipsburg

Food and Grocery

Got the munchies? Zee Best Bakeshop is located 2.8 mi. West of central Philipsburg. Zee Best Bakery is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You'll find them at 100 Airport Road.

Review the table just below if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores Around Philipsburg
Name Type Phone Location
Belgian Chocolate Confectionery and Nut Store (721) 542-8863 Philipsburg
Grand Marche Cole Bay Grocery Store (721) 544-3118 Cole Bay, 2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Grand Marche Philipsburg Grocery Store (721) 542-4400 Saunders, 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Market Fruit and Vegetable Market -- Downtown Marigot, 3.9 mi. Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Simpson Bay Fish Market Fish and Seafood Market -- Simpson Bay, 3.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Vinissimo Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store -- Downtown Marigot, 3.7 mi. Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Zee Best Bakeshop Bakery (721) 522-1030 2.8 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
 

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