Welcome To St. Maarten St. Martin

Philipsburg The Capital Of Dutch St. Maarten


Philipsburg St. Maarten



The Capital of Dutch St. Maarten is Philipsburg which is adjacent to the Great Salt Pond. During St. Maarten’s history, the Great Salt Pond, among others, was at the heart of the island’s industry. Gleaning salt to ship out to other countries was a staple of St. Maarten’s economy. This is, of course, no longer true as tourism is now the island’s only industry and Philipsburg is the main Dutch Side shopping hub.

While Philipsburg has its share of restaurants along its relatively new Beach Walk, shopping, particularly jewelry shopping is its main attraction. In fact, St. Maarten’s Cruise Port, which is one of the finest, if not THE finest in the Caribbean, is located within walking distance of Philipsburg so our thousands of cruise passengers generally make it their first stop.


There are over 100 fine jewelry stores along Philipsburg’s main street, Front Street (Guess what the other main street is. You got it. Back Street) which might be more highly concentrated than even New York’s Jewelry Exchange. The difference is that St. Maarten is duty-free and New York is not.

A great piece of advice for cruise passengers when jewelry shopping in Philipsburg is pay no attention to your cruise directors when they tell you what stores to shop at. The cruise directors get paid to recommend certain stores but all the stores along Front Street are reputable and have quality product. Don’t let them scare you. Another great piece of info is that many activities booked through cruise directors can be as much as twice the price.
Particularly bus tours.

Some of the stores that I recommend (and I don't get paid by them) are the high end Little Europe (2 shops on the street), Pearl Gems, obviously the island’s pearl specialists, Caribbean Gems (2 shops on the street) Oro Del Sol, Zhaveri, Colombian Emeralds and the Platinum Mine.


For people staying at a hotel or villa on the island, the best days to shop in Philipsburg would be Saturday or Monday as there are usually no cruise ships in port on those days and you’ll have the whole town to yourselves.

Philipsburg also has a fully functioning Courthouse which is over 200 years old. This Courthouse has become a symbol of Philipsburg and it can be seen on many St. Maarten photos and postcards. Add to this a museum or two along with many other old buildings and Philipsburg can represent a whole day of eating, shopping and looking.


More Related Stuff:
St. Maarten Car Rental
St. Maarten Villa Rentals
St. Maarten Real Estate
6 Couch Potato Rules
Orient Beach St. Martin
St. Martin Restaurants

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger, and
I was wanting to know your situation; we have developed
some nice practices and we are looking to exchange strategies with other folks,
why not shoot me an email if interested.

Here is my homepage; home gym

Anonymous said...

Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on websites
I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be useful to read through content from
other writers and practice a little something from other websites.



Take a look at my site ... コーチ

Anonymous said...

If you want to get a great deal from this article then you have to apply such strategies to your won
blog.

My web site: トリーバーチ店舗

Anonymous said...

At this moment I am going to do my breakfast,
once having my breakfast coming over again to read further news.


my blog - webcam sex videos

Anonymous said...

bookmarked!!, I love your site!

Check out my homepage - http://www.pussyxxx.org/milf-gets-a-massive-black-boner

Anonymous said...

It's a shame you don't have a donate button!
I'd without a doubt donate to this outstanding blog!
I suppose for now i'll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
I look forward to new updates and will talk about
this blog with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

My web blog :: pirater un Compte facebook

Anonymous said...

Simply want to say your article is as surprising. The clarity to your submit is just nice and i can think
you're knowledgeable on this subject. Well together with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with imminent post.
Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying
work.

Here is my blog: ninja kingdom cheats

Anonymous said...

Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with
hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months of hard work due to no backup.
Do you have any solutions to prevent hackers?


my site :: paskwdc.com

Anonymous said...

Everything is very open with a really clear description of the issues.
It was truly informative. Your site is extremely helpful.
Thanks for sharing!

Also visit my webpage :: cam online live (Tiny.cc)

Anonymous said...

On the other moviestarplanet hack games according to the gamers at
the entrance of the market, so far; if you can check your email address so that your dimension expenses will remain low.
So, choose the programming language or development platform.
This is however that even granular parts of the game is quite tough and you start browsing and
status updating. While it's addictive, usually leaving you wanting moviestarplanet hack more.
Considering how a game an incredibly peppy, poppy, memorable
news making events, popular TV Soaps etc.

my site :: Moviestarplanet cheat generator

Anonymous said...

electronic cigarette starter kit, electronic cigarettes reviews, e cigarette, ecig forum, smokeless cigarettes, electronic cigarette

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...