Philipsburg, St. Maarten Cruise Port

4.4 out of 5

Cruiseline.com Awards 2015 Winner

Best Caribbean Port

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mjmpugh says ...
Too many locals trying to sell me things.
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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:

"Had a great time at Orient Beach!" in 208 reviews.

"Took a water taxi to beach." in 159 reviews.

"Got to see Orient and Maho Beach( low flying jets) beautiful My Favorite." in 104 reviews.


3316 reviews and tips of Philipsburg, St. Maarten




FleakFamily
Contributor Level: Purser

Wife and I did some research before our cruise and found a local tour group called Jo Junie Tours that we reserved instead of a Royal Caribbean excursion. We paid $40 a piece and had an all day tour of the island all to ourselves. Normally they are booked full, but no one else showed up so we enjoyed our private tour that included all we could drink rum punch and beer choices. Since we were the only ones in the van, we got to see all the highlights and some of the not so great places. We asked for it, so Lucius showed us some of the less fortunate out of site areas. We saw Orient Beach, Marigot, Maho Beach, and everything in between. We asked him to take us to a local restaurant, one he would eat at. He did not disappoint as we saw one of the American Icon Grill managers eating there as well. After that, we skipped the shopping and went back on board the ship with about 45 minutes to spare. All in all, wonderful time on the island. Jo Junie Tours did a wonderful job and we w...

Squinter
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

We went to Maho beach to see the jet planes land and take off - it was a blast! Share a taxi with others - $8 a person

Visited: Mar 09, 2017

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pastorc
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Definitely go to Maho Beach and watch the planes land and take off. Pretty cool.

Visited: Jun 24, 2017

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kvieira
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Definitely my favorite day. The beaches are beautiful and I felt safe

Visited: Mar 03, 2017

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