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Best things to do in Philipsburg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“The main Shopping area on St. Maarten. Duty - Free also restaurants and beach.”
9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“This was one of the first restaurants my husband and I dined in when we came to St. Maarten. Great Food! Also close to Tamarind, located in Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg, just up the street from Chesterfield's.”
3 locals recommend
Locality
“Philipsburg is the capital of Sint Maarten, the Dutch side of the Caribbean island Saint Martin. Bargain hunters flock to the duty-free and sales-tax-free stores of Philipsburg's mile-long commercial district. Visitors also enjoy the city's art galleries, historic forts, casinos and zoo, as well as Great Bay Beach and its boardwalk. ”
30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant serves great cocktails, liquors, shots, beers, and juices. They even cook local specialities like Creole Grouper or Creole Chicken, Steaks, Pasta, Pizzas, Tapas, Ribs, Burgers and Sandwiches! It is also family-friendly. *Located 3-5 mins (walking) from the unit* - On the Boardwalk”
4 locals recommend
Resort
“White-sand beach & boardwalk with a variety of nearby restaurants, shops, hotels & casinos *Located 5 mins away from the unit*”
3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Nice lounge and great ocean view.Perfect for sunset.They make the best mojito on SXM!”
2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Sea Trek St Maarten is a unique, easy, safe and exciting way to discover the underwater world in St Maarten. This guided walking tour will have you walking on the bottom of the sea where you will see a sunken submarine, helicopter and more. The tour takes approximately 2.5 hours.”
2 locals recommend
Museum
“Arawak pottery shards, plantation-era artifacts, period photos and a few items from HMS Proselyte, the frigate that sank off Fort Amsterdam in 1801, are among the displays at this island history museum, along with exhibits covering 1995's devastating Hurricane Luis, the salt industry and slavery. The little shop downstairs sells an assortment of Caribbean arts and crafts. *Located 7-10 mins away from the unit*”
3 locals recommend
Route
“Located at 25 Front Street. As for Sunny and have him tell you about their guaranteed trade in program and that you can get your US appraisal to feel comfortable with a diamond purchase.”
1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Located in the heart of Philipsburg, Fairway Mark It provides the community with a very wide variety of products at the best possible pricing structure. ”
1 local recommends
Jewellery Store
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Très chouette pour y boire un verre et manger des tapas créoles entre 2 shopping!”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“St. Maarten’s is filled with amazing food options, but there is only one place in St. Maarten where you will find the world’s most delicious burger. Savor the juicy flavor of our Legendary® Burger inside our air-conditioned, Caribbean-inspired dining room or enjoy the warm sun and pleasant sea breeze while sipping on a cocktail on our outdoor terrace. Whether you just disembarked from a cruise ship or have lived here your entire life, you’ll be welcomed and taken care of by our energetic, hardworking staff of music enthusiasts, who are ready to provide you with everything you need to enjoy an amazing meal. *Located 7-10 mins (walking) from the unit* - On the Boardwalk”
2 locals recommend