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 hoping to find some souvenirs you might enjoy visiting St. Maarten Museum Gift Shop, which is found in Philipsburg. The gift shop for {% link_to 545119 %} has authentic Caribbean items abound. If you're looking for an original gift to give to a friend or family member and you would like to support a good cause at the same time, then stop by the shop. If you have questions and want to call before booking a room, do so at (599) 542-4917.

Another place to consider is Shipwreck St. Rose Arcade, which is found a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) of St. Maarten Museum Gift Shop. The "second shop on Front Street," this is just one branch of the most popular souvenir and gift shop on the island. Featuring a wide selection of high-quality options, if there is a particular item you're hoping to find, you can bet it is available here. The property is located on Front Street.

A third place to consider is Shipwreck Great Bay Resort. This chain of souvenir shops is one of the best on the island, and a vacation just isn't complete if you don't stop in for a gift to bring back home. You'll find them on Little Bay Road.

Look through the following table for a list of gift and souvenir shops located in this area.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Philipsburg
Name Phone Location
Dimples (721) 542-6522 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Emile's Place (721) 542-6091 1.0 mi. North of Central Philipsburg
Gift Collections (721) 542-3144 Philipsburg
Gift Galore (721) 542-5816 Philipsburg
Gift Land (721) 542-9770 Philipsburg
Gift N Things (721) 542-0680 Philipsburg
Gift World (721) 542-0160 Philipsburg
Glo's Dial A Gift Basket (721) 542-9961 Philipsburg
Golden Gift Shop (721) 542-6885 Philipsburg
Heineken Gift Shop Store (721) 542-2252 Philipsburg
Jackie's Gift Shop (721) 543-1004 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Rima Beach World (721) 542-1424 Philipsburg
Shipwreck Great Bay Resort (721) 542-5358 0.5 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Shipwreck Island Living (721) 542-5358 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Shipwreck Little Bay (721) 542-5358 0.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Philipsburg
Shipwreck Main Store (721) 542-2737 0.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Shipwreck St. Rose Arcade -- 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Sona Gift Shop (721) 542-8142 Philipsburg
St. Maarten Museum Gift Shop (599) 542-4917 0.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
The Dutch Blue Delft Blue Gallery (721) 542-5204 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more popular specialty retailers is Pandora Front Street. This store is found in Philipsburg. Pandora manufactures, designs and markets jewelry that is hand-finished, modern and made from genuine materials. Guests will find them at 12-2 Front Street.

The following chart provides more details regarding the 20 specialty shops located in Philipsburg.

Specialty Shops In Philipsburg
Name Type Phone Location
Art Agency Foundation Art Gallery (721) 542-0554 Philipsburg
Cigar Emporium Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (721) 542-2787 Philipsburg
DI Watch & Design Watch Store -- 0.1 mi. East-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
Duty Free Tobaccos Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (721) 542-8294 Philipsburg
Greenwith Galleries Art Gallery (721) 542-3842 Philipsburg
Ikemba Art Gallery (721) 542-7646 Philipsburg
La Casa Del Habano Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (721) 542-8294 Philipsburg
Mahogany Shop And Painting Art Gallery (721) 542-5224 Philipsburg
Milano 13 Jewelry Store (721) 527-2250 Central Philipsburg
Milano 14 Jewelry Store (721) 542-2259 Central Philipsburg
Mosera Gallery Art Gallery (721) 542-0554 Philipsburg
Nanette Bearden Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery (721) 543-1540 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Pandora Front Street Jewelry Store (721) 542-1109 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Puros Elio Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (721) 543-1001 Philipsburg
Surf & Ace Surfing Gear Store (721) 542-9369 Philipsburg
Tanzanite International Jewelry Store -- 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Tobacco Enterprises Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (721) 542-8249 Philipsburg
Tobacco Plaza Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (721) 542-0941 Philipsburg

Clothing and Apparel

Enjoy looking for interesting clothing? You might want to try Lacoste Philipsburg -- it's located 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 would like to call in advance, do so at (721) 542-2094.

Another shop to consider is Fifth Avenue Philipsburg -- which is found a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Lacoste Philipsburg. Names such as Gucci, Versace, and Prada line the shelves along with other designer brands brought to you from around the globe. Shop for them all at the Fifth Avenue store in Sint Maarten where already low prices are compounded by duty free shopping. Visitors will be able to find them on Front Street.

A third option for clothing is Endless Summer. With designs coming from all over the world, Endless Summer is an eclectic swimwear store that focuses on durability, comfort, and style. Guests will find them at 27 Front Street.

Several of the apparel shops in Philipsburg are shown below.

Clothing and Apparel In Philipsburg
Name Phone Location
Baba's Fashion (721) 542-3971 Philipsburg
Balati (721) 542-3640 Philipsburg
Beach Avenue (721) 542-1314 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Calvin Klein (721) 542-7546 Philipsburg
Classico Italiano (721) 542-9630 Philipsburg
Crocs Front Street (721) 542-1077 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
D'Vibe (721) 542-4273 Philipsburg
Dice Personnalised Collection (721) 542-5381 Philipsburg
Elegant (721) 542-9020 Philipsburg
Emmanuelle B (721) 542-9742 Philipsburg
Endless Summer (721) 542-1510 Philipsburg
Faconnable (721) 542-2444 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Fifth Avenue Philipsburg (721) 542-3401 Philipsburg
Fortissimo (721) 542-7755 Philipsburg
Lacoste Philipsburg (721) 542-2094 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Longchamp Boutique Philipsburg (721) 542-1839 Philipsburg
Raj Fashions (721) 542-6922 Philipsburg
Reasonable (721) 542-8859 Philipsburg
Sea Breeze Boutique (721) 542-4060 Philipsburg
Select Boutique (721) 543-7837 Philipsburg

Food and Grocery

Glance through this table for more information about your options.

Food and Grocery Stores Around Philipsburg
Name Type Phone Location
C' Liquor Store & Fine Tobacco Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (721) 543-7739 Philipsburg
Cannegie Enterprises Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (721) 543-0177 Philipsburg
Cannegie Liquors Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (721) 542-2937 Philipsburg
Fresh & Food Grocery Store (721) 542-0834 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Ganesh Indian Grocery Grocery Store (721) 542-9601 Philipsburg
Hong Kong Grocery Grocery Store (721) 542-1155 Philipsburg
Music N More Indian & Middle East Grocery Grocery Store (721) 542-2629 Philipsburg
Pitusa Store & Food Market Grocery Store (721) 542-5473 Philipsburg
Price Club Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (721) 542-3357 Philipsburg
Rainbow Grocery Grocery Store (721) 543-7990 Philipsburg
Sang's Super Center Grocery Store -- 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Steve Cash & Carry Grocery Store (721) 542-5474 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Sun Kwong Food Market Grocery Store (721) 542-0937 Philipsburg
Sweety's Cadies Confectionery and Nut Store (721) 542-4372 Philipsburg
Victory Mini Market Grocery Store (721) 548-3153 Philipsburg
 

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