St Maarten is a treasure trove of duty free shopping….escape the traffic and go by boat…
Thursdays by boat at 10am - Dutch side Phillipsburg - is the capital of electronics, perfumes, jewelry and souvenirs. The market is well situated and bargains are available at every turn. The choice of restaurants for lunch is varied and range from beachside to fine dining, fast food to exotic Indian and Creole. Don't miss a day in duty free heaven.
Mon to Sat 9.30am French side Marigot is cosmopolitan and chic. Sidewalk cafes beckon patrons in for coffee and croissants, while boutiques open with designer clothing, jewelry and perfumes. The West Indies Mall on Marigot Waterfront is home to hair stylists, gourmet delis and fantastic boutiques. The famous "Market Place" is also situated on the water front, with local crafts, fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, and an array of spices and souvenirs.
Don’t forget shopping at Aqua Mania Boutiques, Divi and Simpson Bay Resorts. These fun and fashionable boutiques are sporting a new range called Lifestyles, t-shirts, bags, sea glass jewelry and body products from St Barts, Saba, Anguilla & Prickly Pear: www.westindieslifestyles.com