St. Martin and St. Maarten

It's true that the island sparkles with its myriad outdoor activities—diving, snorkeling, sailing, swimming, and sunning—but shopaholics are drawn to the sparkle in the jewelry stores. The huge array of stores is almost unrivaled in the Caribbean. In addition, duty-free shops can offer substantial savings—about 15% to 30% below
It's true that the island sparkles with its myriad outdoor activities—diving, snorkeling, sailing, swimming, and sunning—but shopaholics are drawn to the sparkle in the jewelry stores. The huge array of stores is almost unrivaled in the Caribbean. In addition, duty-free
It's true that the island sparkles with its myriad outdoor activities—diving, snorkeling, sailing, swimming, and sunning

It's true that the island sparkles with its myriad outdoor activities—diving, snorkeling, sailing, swimming, and sunning—but shopaholics are drawn to the sparkle in the jewelry stores. The huge array of stores is almost unrivaled in the Caribbean. In addition, duty-free shops can offer substantial savings—about 15% to 30% below U.S. and Canadian prices—on cameras, watches, liquor, cigars, and designer clothing, but not always, so make sure you know the U.S. price of anything you intend to buy to know if you're actually getting a deal. Stick with the big vendors that advertise in the tourist press, and you will be more likely to avoid today's ubiquitous fakes and replicas. On both sides of the island, be alert for idlers. They can snatch unwatched purses.

Prices are in dollars on the Dutch side, in euros on the French side. As for bargains, there are more to be had on the Dutch side; prices on the French side may sometimes be higher than those you’ll find back home, and the fact that prices are in euros doesn't help affordability. Merchandise may not be from the newest collections, especially with regard to clothing, but there are items available on the French side that are not available on the Dutch side.

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  • 1. 120% Lino

    Clothing

    This store has nicely made classy shirts and pants made of pure linen in pastel tones. ...Read More

  • 2. Antoine Chapon

    Art Galleries

    Reflecting the peaceful atmosphere of St. Martin and the sea surrounding it, the watercolor paintings of Antoine Chapon can be seen at the artist...Read More

  • 3. Aqua

    Household Items/Furniture

    Nautical striped beachwear for adults and kids, home goods, including good-quality beach towels, and matching plastic picnic-ware, and fanciful...Read More

  • 4. Art of Time

    Jewelry/Accessories

    This reputable shop carries Mikimoto, Pandora, and David Yurman, among many others, as well as high-end designer watches, including Chanel,...Read More

  • 5. Art of Time Jewelers

    Jewelry/Accessories

    This store specializes in watches, Montblanc pens, and jewelry by David Yurman, Chopard, and Mikimoto. ...Read More

  • 6. Artistic Jewelers

    Jewelry/Accessories

    This shop carries jewelry and watches by David Yurman, Breitling, Chanel, Chopard, Jaeger-Lecoultre, and others. ...Read More

  • 7. Ballerina Jewelers

    Jewelry/Accessories

    Here you can buy jewelry by Tacori and Pandora, and watches by Bell &amp& Ross, Technomarine, Franck Muller, and other luxury brands. ...Read More

  • 8. Banana Moon

    Clothing

    A terrific selection of bathing suits and other beachwear is sold here. The well-made bathing suit tops and bottoms are sold separately to ensure...Read More

  • 9. Blue Mall

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    Between Maho and Cupecoy, Blue Mall is a modern shopping space with a growing selection of shops. It's convenient, especially if it's sporting...Read More

  • 10. Cartier

    Jewelry/Accessories

    The famous upscale jeweler has a lovely collection here. ...Read More

  • 11. Façonnable

    Clothing

    The refined men's line of cheery, well-fitting shirts is well represented, with a smattering of women's items in back. ...Read More

  • 12. Galerie Camaïeu

    Art Galleries

    This gallery sells both originals and copies of works by Caribbean artists. It's closed Sunday, plus Saturday May–November. ...Read More

  • 13. Gingerbread Galerie

    Art Galleries

    This gallery on the town side of the marina specializes in Haitian folk art and sells both expensive paintings and more reasonably priced decorative...Read More

  • 14. Guavaberry Emporium

    Wine/Spirits

    Visitors come for free samples at the small factory where the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company makes its famous liqueur. The many versions include...Read More

  • 15. Josiane Casaubon

    Art Galleries

    Josiane Casaubon displays paintings every afternoon or by appointment. ...Read More

  • 16. Lacoste

    Clothing

    The preppy clothier has everything with the alligator logo for men, women, and children. Prices are somewhat lower than in the United States. ...Read More

  • 17. Lipstick

    Perfume/Cosmetics

    This store has an enormous selection of perfume and cosmetics. ...Read More

  • 18. Lipstick

    Perfume/Cosmetics

    This store has an enormous selection of perfume and cosmetics. ...Read More

  • 19. Little Europe

    Jewelry/Accessories

    Come here to buy fine jewelry, crystal, and china. There is also a branch in Marigot. ...Read More

  • 20. Little Europe

    Jewelry/Accessories

    This store sells fine jewelry, crystal, and china such as Lladro and Lalique. ...Read More

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