St. Martin – St. Maarten is a paradise of many kinds, and true shopaholics will find their own little piece of heaven among the numerous boutiques, shops and stores selling everything from international designer fashions to imported tobacco products. Front Street in Philipsburg, the capital of St. Maarten where cruise ship passengers disembark for a serious spending spree, offers fantastic prices on cameras, electronics, crystal, china, jewelry, watches, designer fashions, leather, perfumes, cosmetics, tobacco products, imported wine and spirits, linens, flatware and Dutch imports such as Delft china, cheeses and beer.
St. Martin offers its share of outlets for the serious shopper. Visit the French capitol of Marigot for designer shopping with a Caribbean atmosphere. The majority of shops and boutiques found there offer famous-name perfumes, crystal, china, jewelry and designer fashions — all selling for substantially less than in the United States.