in St Maarten
and St Martin
The Shopping Hub
of the Caribbean
Tax Free Shopping
in St Maarten/St Martin
|Shopping on Sint Maarten and Saint Martin offers high quality duty-free goods in charming boutiques. If you're in the mood for spending money, this is your spot.
The island has a well-earned reputation as a shopper's paradise. Here you will find the best prices on local crafts & arts, exotic foods, jewelry, liquor, tobacco, leather goods, as well as most elegant designer goods. Duty free Tax free abound. Designer brands are offered at great discounts, up to 40% lower than US retail prices.
|There are mainly two shopping areas on the island, chic Marigot on the French side and Philipsburg on the Dutch side, where Front Street features over a mile of shopping, mainly jewelry stores. In addition, in Philipsburg there is Old Street with attractive gift stores and art galleries, and Back Street with a colorful local market, souvenir shoppes, and inexpensive clothing. Whereas the center and The West Indies Mall in Marigot are lovely shopping districts with old Créole houses, bistrots, bars, cafes, restaurants, fashion and designer boutiques and perfume shops. Enjoy your shopping spree on either side!|
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Love Mahtani and his son Rish Love Mahtani are connoisseurs of and passionate about “Haute Horlogerie”. Born into a family of jewelers, they know all about the nearly 1500 years of watch history entrusted to them.
NOTE FOR SHOPPERS:
Alberto Cappello House of Tanzanite Philipsburg Wathey Square. They carry the most extensive and finest collection of Tanzanite, Pink Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Turquoise and Majestic Topaz. Alberto Cappello is the exclusive dealer of Brazanite, the newest and hottest color change gemstone of the Caribbean. (721) 542-1287
Artistic Jewelers Philipsburg Front Street. Carries some of the most popular brands for jewelry and watches. (721) 542-3456
Ballerina Jewelers Philipsburg Front Street. Specializes in diamond jewelry and loose diamonds. Offer also fine Italian designer jewelry, and watches e.g. Wenger, Paul Picot, Versace. (721) 542-4399
Caribbean Gems Philipsburg Front Street. Established for two decades on St Maarten, they enjoy an excellent reputation for their loose diamonds, exotic unset gemstones like Tanzanites and Colombian emeralds, fine jewelry, large collection of rings, bracelets, earrings, name brand watches, pearls. Exclusive styles, European craftsmanship, In-house workshop. (721) 542-2176
Colombian Emeralds International Philipsburg Old Street and at airport. The first ever and only Colombian Emeralds International Outlet store in St. Maarten offers their entire collection of fine jewelry at 50% off and 40% off all watches. Your Paradise Outlet store! At the airport or last minute shopping, travelers can find a great selection of our finest Emeralds, Diamonds, Sapphires, watches and our own jewellery AMORO - amazing details in every piece and without a doubt the world's most romantic jewellery (721) 542-3933 Airport (721) 546-7727
DC Diamond Creations & TI Tanzanite International and Amsterdam Diamond Gallery Philipsburg Front Street and Wathey Square. A nice selection of fine jewelry, loose diamonds, other precious gem stones and jewelry, quality timepieces. (721) 542-2559 and 542-7992
DK Gems International Philipsburg Front Street. Carries a large selection of fine jewelry. Exclusive pieces set with rubies, sapphires and emeralds. They also offer sparkling loose diamonds, Australian opal, tanzanite, Swiss timepieces and designer jewelry. There is a designer on staff to create personalized quality pieces. (721) 542-1978
Effy Collection Philipsburg Front Street. Chic, timeless, elegant and award-winning designer jewelry. They carry fashionable fine jewelry of exceptional quality and value. (721) 542-3951
Goldfinger Jewelry Philipsburg Front Street. Goldfinger are the official Rolex agent on the island. They also
carry fine watches from Cartier, Omega, Tag Heuer, Piguet, Breguet, Gucci and many more.
In addition they have a wide selection of designer jewelry. (721) 542-4661
Joe´s Jewelry International Philipsburg Front Street. Established in 1980, Joe´s is renowned for masterpieces at affordable prices. Large selection of diamonds, tanzanite, name brand watches, pearls, designer jewelry. (721) 543-7020
Little Europe Jewelers Philipsburg Front Street. The largest, and the oldest family jewelry store on the island. Boasts an enormous selection of luxury jewels and watches. The family has been in the jewelry business since 1875! (721) 542-4371
Little Switzerland Philipsburg Front Street. The most trusted duty-free retailer in the Caribbean! They carry collections of designer and world renowned names in fine jewelry, watches, china, crystal and gifts. (721) 542-3530
Majesty Jewelers Philipsburg Front Street. Beautiful selection of exquisite Australian opal, Kabana jewelry, pink sapphires. Large assortment of loose diamonds, three-stone diamond rings and other gemstone jewelry. (721) 542-2473
Om Jewelers Philipsburg Front Street (next to the Court House). Certified gemologist on the island for almost two decades. They will give you fine advice according to the budget you want to spend on their beautiful color diamond jewelry, amazing collection of designer pieces and watches (Invicta, Chase Durer, Nobel, and Dare to be Different by Alfex). (721) 542-4372
Omni Jewelers Philipsburg Front Street. At the pier across from Burger King, Coliseum Casino Arcade, and at Princess Juliana Airport. Beautiful jewelry at fantastic prices, stunning collection of quality diamonds, sapphires, tanzanites, emeralds, rubies, topaz and opals. Broad selection of gold bracelets, earrings and chains. Name brand watches. Duty Free! (721) 542-4469
Oro de Sol Philipsburg Front Street. Established for more than 20 years, they carry some of the finest watch brands in the world (Cartier, Ebel, Chopard, Lecman, Blancpain etc). The right shop for lovers of refined jewelry and luxury watches. (721) 542-8895
Oro Diamanté Philipsburg Front Street. Established for almost thirty years. Unrivaled collection of certified loose diamonds, canary yellow diamonds, tanzanites, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, pearls and other gemstones. Large selection of rings, bracelets, earrings, gold and platinum jewelry. Switch watches and clocks. In-house custom crafting. (721) 543-0342Pearl Gems Philipsburg Front Street. Pearl Gems is renowned for carrying the largest selection of pearls in the Caribbean as well as an extensive collection of fine jewelry at excellent prices. (721) 542-6758
Shopper´s Haven Philipsburg Front Street. Extensive range of natural fancy colored diamonds, loose diamonds, precious and semi-precious gemstones, set or un-set. Unique, hand-crafted settings in Platinum and gold. (721) 543-1046
TFJ Tiffany´s Fine Jewelry Philipsburg 2 x on Front Street. Brilliant designs, diamonds of excellent quality and in exclusive creations. Tiffany´s has an exquisite collection of tanzanite, emerald, sapphire, rubies, gold, platinum and also men´s jewelry. Exclusive distributor for fine Italian Jewelry such as Bibigi, Fibula Roma, Mattina, Roberta Porrati. (721) 542-0561
Touch of Gold Philipsburg Front Street. Features a large inventory of loose diamonds, elegantly handcrafted platinum, gold offset with diamonds, tanzanite, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and other gems. Designer jewelry by Louis Feraud, Chimento, Susy Mor, brand name watches (Daniel Mink, Christian Bernard, Wenger, Skagen, Coin Watch, Azzaro, Seiko, Citizen). Uncompromising quality and exceptional value at Duty-free and tax-free prices (up to 50% off US retail prices!). (721) 542-4120
Trident Jewelers & Shiva´s Gold & Gems Philipsburg Front Street. This family has operated fine jewelry stores throughout the Caribbean for several decades. They boast one of the largest diamond inventories. Exquisite jewelry designs featuring emeralds, tanzanites, rubies, sapphires and semi-precious stones. (721) 542-5203 and 542-5946
Venetian Jewelers Philipsburg Front Street. One of the favorites on Sint Maarten for value conscious jewelry lovers seeking the best deals on duty free pieces. Fancy colored diamond jewelry by C2K designs. (721) 542-3336
Zhaveri Jewelers Philipsburg Front Street. Feature a broad selection of fancy colored diamonds, canary diamonds, certified loose diamonds, fine gold jewelry, platinum diamonds, tanzanites, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, alexandrites either loose or mounted in exquisite jewelry design. Brand name watches, genuine cultured pearls. (721) 542-5176
JEWELRY STORES IN MARIGOT - SAINT MARTIN:
Artistic Jewelers Marigot, Rue Général de Gaulle. Carries some of the most popular brands for jewelry and watches. (590) 590 522-480
DC Diamond Creations & TI Tanzanite International and Amsterdam Diamond Gallery Marigot at West Indies Mall. A nice selection of fine jewelry, loose diamonds, other precious gem stones and jewelry, quality timepieces. (721) 542-2559 and 542-7992
Goldfinger Jewelry Philipsburg Front Street, and Marigot, Rue de la République, Marina Royale and Le West Indies. Goldfinger are the official Rolex agent on the island. They also carry fine watches from Cartier, Omega, Tag Heuer, Piguet, Breguet, Gucci and many more. In addition they have a wide selection of designer jewelry. (721) 542-4661 and (590) 590 875-996
Oro de Sol Marigot, Rue de la Liberté. Established for more than 20 years, they carry some of the finest watch brands in the world (Cartier, Ebel, Chopard, Lecman, Blancpain etc). The right shop for lovers of refined jewelry and luxury watches. (590) 590 875-651
Front Street - Philipsburg
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Did you know?
Transactions in the main hotels, shops, and restaurants on both sides of the island can be made in US dollars. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Traveler cheques are only accepted at some places.
|US citizens who have been out of the country for a minimum of 48 hrs and have not used their respective duty-free allowance within 30 days are entitled to a $600 duty-free tax exemption.|
|Families traveling together can pool their exemptions. Alcohol: The duty-free allowance for US citizens age 21 and over is one quart, the value of which must be included within the $600 exemption.|
|Canadian citizens who have been out of the country for a minimum of 7 days are entitled to a duty-free exemption of $750 CAD. They are also permitted a duty-free exemption of $400 CAD each time they are out of the country for more than 48 hrs.|
|This $400 exemption may not be claimed during the same period as the $750 exemption, nor can your exemptions be pooled with your spouse and/or children. Alcohol: The duty-free allowance for Canadian citizens who meet the legal age of the province they re-enter is 40 ounces of wine or liquor or two dozen 12-ounce cans of beer, the value of which must be included within the yearly or quarterly exemption.|
Cigar Emporium Philipsburg Front Street. Top quality, authentic Cuban cigars. Excellent humidification systems. (721) 542-2787
St. Maarten Guavaberry Emporium Philipsburg Front Street. Guavaberry is the legendary Island Folk Liqueur of Sint Maarten. It is still made in the heart of the Historical Philipsburg at the ancient Guavaberry Emporium, located in a lovely, white red gingerbread house (see picture to the right). They carry fine Liqueurs (Mango, Lime etc), Vintage and one-of-a-kind rum products, handmade with local fruits and spices. Guavaberry describes the history, cultural tradition and making of Sint Maarten Guavaberry Liqueur in 5 languages. (721) 542-2965
Ministry of Rum dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of this noble spirit
Philipsburg Liquor Store / Rum Jumbie near the cruise ship port. This shop originates from the first liquor store in St Maarten, dating back to 1963. The colorful shack carries many international brands as well as the famous Rum Jumbie Liqueur, a perfect souvenir of St Maarten! (721) 542-3587
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Boolchand´s Philipsburg Front Street, and Harbour Point Village. Cameras, electronics (Pioneer, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp), photo products, jewelry & watches (Movado, Concord, ESQ, Fendi, Swiss Military). Best on the island in digital cameras, with absolutely brand new products, duty free. (721) 542-2245
Del Sol Philipsburg Front Street. Clothing and accessories. Color changing clothes. (721) 542-8748
The Dutch Delft Blue Gallery Philipsburg Front Street Hand painted Delftware. There are four types of Delt available: Delft Imari, Delft Green & Gold, traditional Delft Blue and Delft Plychrome. (721) 542-5204
Fun Shirts Simpson Bay Palapa Centre. Carry some of the coolest tees for men, women & children, and a full line of coffee mugs, key chains, caps, bags, beach towels, sportswear items. (721) 545-3832
Linen Galore Philipsburg Front Street. Carry an international selection of fabrics, household and table décor items, and gifts . (721) 542-2533
Shipwreck Shops Philipsburg Front Street. This family run shopping Mecca carries unusual souvenirs, island art, beach accessories, books, T-shirts, Caribbean handicraft, scented soap and candles, fragrances, and an impressive collection of local gourmet products. (721) 545-2737
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5th Avenue Philipsburg, Front Street. Designer handbags, sunglasses, wallets and other fashion accessory. Unique collection of designer items, including Gucci, Prada, Moschino, Bally, Versace. (721) 542-3401
Budget Nautique Simpson Bay Plaza del Lago. They carry classic, stylish collection for men, women, and children. Fashion with marine flavor. Smart, casual sportswear of leading names. (721) 544 2866
Celine Marigot, Rue Général de Gaulle. Stylish and elegant European fashion. Clothes, swim wear, shoes, leather goods and accessories for women. (590) 590 290-190
Endless Summer Philipsburg, Front Street. Carry swim wear and resort-wear for the entire family. Designs from Germany, Italy, France, the US and Canada. (721) 542-1510
Hugo Boss Marigot, Rue Général de Gaulle & Rue Kennedy (590) 590 878-128
La Romana Marigot, Rue de la République. For the discerning connoisseur of fine lingerie that´s the right spot! Classic Italian designer wear (La Perla), cocktail and evening wear, classic cotton and linen for men leather goods, bags and accessories. (590) 590 878-816
Longchamp Boutique Marigot, Rue Général de Gaulle. The renowned Longchamp from France has recently opened a boutique in Marigot. The boutique carries the famous trendy, stylish and functional fashion of this still family run business. (590) 590 879-276
Max Mara Marigot, Rue Kennedy. The Max Mara store in Marigot is the Max Mara first franchise in the Caribbean, offering Italian chic from the top line Max Mara to sportswear and casual weekend lines. (590) 590 529-975.
MCM Leather The MCM boutique on Airport Road offers the renowned MCM lifestyle items for duty free savings at 30% off US price! (721) 545-5470
Milano Magia Marigot, Rue Général de Gaulle. Fashion, shoes, accessories of many brands such as Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lacroix, Givenchy, Ungaro (590) 590 878 425
Nemo Stile & Moda Outlet Marigot, Rue Général de Gaulle. Italian Fashion for men, women and children. (590) 590 870-850
Plaza Caraibes Marigot, Rue Général de Gaulle. Shopping plaza with several prestigious boutiques, e.g. Longchamp, Hermes, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Passions jewelry and watch store.
Sexy Fruits with shops in Marigot at The West Indies Mall, in downtown Grand Case, and one on Orient Bay for fancy jewelry, beach ware, wraps, bags, hats, towels, accessories, souvenirs. (590) 590-875-514
West Indies Mall Marigot, by the harbor. Stylish shopping mall featuring about 20 renowned boutiques such as Hediard, Lacoste, and various art shops, duty free liquor store, cosmetic boutiques, lingerie, and other items.