Philipsburg, St. Maarten Cruise Port

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About Philipsburg, St. Maarten

St. Martin is an island of dualities — the root of that being its dual French and Dutch sovereignty. So which side should you stay on, and what should you do when you’re there? You’ve come to the right place.


What people said about this port:

"Orient Beach a little grungy Very clean and well kept shopping district." in 193 reviews.

"The water taxi ride was different and fun." in 143 reviews.

"lovely beaches We got a taxi to Mullet Bay, which was FAR better than Maho beach." in 67 reviews.


3027 reviews and tips of Philipsburg, St. Maarten




RCard
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

St. Maarten was clean and lovely, shopping was good. We had purchased an excursion on the Marabella Catamaran and would do it again. The crew was great and snorkeling and beach were paradise.

Visited: Aug 20, 2016

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ifistel
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Rode the water taxi to town, worth the $4.00 per person. Sat at one of the shore side bistros in the marina and had a drink. Walked around the shopping district and went back to the ship. All the liquor shops have terrific prices. They all tell you you can bring back 5 bottles. US Customs only allows on per person "Duty Free"

Visited: Apr 03, 2016

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WinterVaca
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
7+ cruises

I would suggest hiring a driver and get a tour of the entire island. We had a great trip and learned much of their people , culture, economics and even held frightening looking sea life as well as fed iguanas and watched airplanes land and depart from a local beach. Also ate in a café with local faire--interesting and delicious!

Visited: Jan 09, 2016

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gato841
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Visit Marigot. Eat local food, goat curry. Visit The Bakery (French). Excellent beach service at Phillipsburg; chairs, umbrella and changing rooms. Beautiful water.

Visited: Sep 10, 2016

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ellendamon
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family (young children)

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

I did like St. Maarten better than St. Thomas. It seemed cleaner and more modern I guess. Lovely scenery on our bus trip to Maho Beach and back.

Visited: Jun 13, 2015

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decalero
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

St. Maarten was top notch. The locals made us feel welcomed and safe. The Island is also very beautiful. Definitely plan on visiting there again.

Visited: Jan 31, 2016

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