Front Street & Back Street

St Martin

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Front Street & Back Street

On the Dutch side of the island, Front Street and Back Street in Philipsburg are the alternative to Marigot's French boutiques. The promenade along the waterfront is lined with a vast range of restaurants and bars as well as boutiques, jewellery stores and souvenir stalls selling perfumes and clothing.


The island of St Martin is a shopper's duty-free paradise, especially for high couture fashion from French and Italian houses, jewellery, leather goods, fragrances from the world’s top perfume companies, fine porcelain, crystal and handcrafts. Passengers from ships touring the Caribbean are drawn to the shops around Front Street in Philipsburg. On the other side of the island, Marigot gathers numerous chic shops and boutiques, and the waterfront West Indies shopping mall proves a temptation for shoppers. If you are looking for local handicrafts and produce, then head to the Marigot Market, where you can purchase tropical fruits, spices, freshly caught fish and unique souvenirs to bring home.