Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Philipsburg, St. Maarten


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Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Overview

St. Maarten is the smallest landmass to be divided between two self-governing powers, the Dutch and French. The legend states that St. Maarten was divided by means of a race, and the Frenchman quickly claimed 21 square miles of territory, while the Dutchman who took multiple breaks to sip Dutch Gin only took 16. Philipsburg is the capital of Dutch St. Maarten, and it is located between Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond.

Things to Do

Iconic Neighborhoods

  • Downtown Montreal - A shopper’s paradise. This sophisticated urban area provides the best museums, fine dining, and the streets are full of high end fashion and art inspirations.
  • Maho - This place is home to Maho beach, the beach with white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and extremely close airplane landings.
Hotels

Horizon View Beach Front Hotel
Address: 49 Front St, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Phone: +1 721-543-2120
.9 miles to cruise terminal

Sea Palace Resort
Address: 147 Front St, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Phone: +1 721-542-2700
1.6 miles to cruise terminal

Activities
  • Shopping is the ultimate leisure activity in Philipsburg because all the shops are duty-free and sales-tax-free. Walk through Front Street, there are plenty of shops, and you can always find jewelry, and other items not produced in the States.
  • Try your luck at Casino Rouge at Noir Sxm, or any of the other casinos this island offers.
  • Delight in Guavaberry Liqueur. Native to the Caribbean, the Guavaberry is abundant on the islands and during colonial times it was first used to infuse rum, similar to Schnapps.
Family Friendly
  • Take a taxi to the ecological park, Rainforest Adventures St Maarten - Rockland Estate to zip line and enjoy the beautiful view of the Islands from new heights.
  • The beaches are the perfect destination for snorkeling and scuba diving for both experts and beginners.
  • Visit the Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit to meet the special effects designer Nick Maley and explore movie memorabilia from Star Wars and other famous movies.

Driving Directions

Address:

Cruise Port
Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten

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