Philipsburg, St. Maarten Cruise Port

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Best Caribbean Port

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Cab service was pleasant and so were the people. It was a beautiful experience.

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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:

"love orient beach water beautiful, we took water taxi eventhough 4..." in 194 reviews.

") All four days Take the water taxi to town." in 147 reviews.

"...was awesome... drove around the island stopping at maho beach , orient beach and gibbs bay beach our fav port." in 73 reviews.


3079 reviews and tips of Philipsburg, St. Maarten




kpf1965
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Create your own excursion: walk to town and take the bus/van to Maho Beach ($2). Check out the planes landing practically on top of you. The ride to and from the beach is fun too!

Visited: Feb 05, 2017

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Cait
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Be sure to check out Maho Beach! It is an excellent beach to go to. Do not need to book through the ship we took a taxi for $9/per person. Free Admission onto the beach. There is chair rentals available and a bar/restaurant/gift shop/ public bathrooms available.

Visited: Jan 08, 2017

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PABigDoug
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Make sure you go to the beach with the airplanes - Go early - Be there by 9:30 AM to stake out your territory on the beach - Check the flight times of KLM and Air France to see if they fly in on the day you are there - We did not see the big planes (747's) as we were there the day they were not flying in - The beach is beautiful - Can get food & drink there - Don't miss it

Visited: Feb 07, 2017

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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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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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