Best Shopping

From all the shops and stores in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best offerings. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Saint Martin/Sint Maarten shopping on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Best Shopping list for Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Gingerbread Galerie


Although high-quality arts and crafts aren't as easy to find on the island as some would hope, this terrific gallery is an exception. Specializing in Haitian art, it offers large- and small-scale pieces in a wide range of prices. From impressive...  Read More



Run by three contemporary artists (Paul Elliott Thuleau, Nathalie Lepine and Patrick Poivre de La Freta), this is the perfect gallery to scope out local artwork. Along with works by the aforementioned artists, you can find original pieces and...  Read More

Island Arts of the YodaGuy


The guy who was in part responsible for creating Yoda, the lovable little Jedi master in the Star Wars series, Nick Maley has earned an international following for his paintings. Although Maley's artwork today is significantly different from the...  Read More

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Philipsburg's main thoroughfare is known for its abundance of jewelry shops scattered along the cobblestone street. You can find emeralds, diamonds, gold, platinum and more at over 20 stores. Pieces from internationally known designers such as...  Read More

Roland Richardson Gallery


A native of St. Martin, Richardson captures the most vibrant and individual aspects of Caribbean life in his work. A prolific artist, he works in charcoal, watercolor and oil, and also tests his skills in woodcuts and etchings. Subject matter...  Read More

Belgian Chocolate Shop


Chocolate aficionados will moan with delight after tasting the gourmet morsels at this small establishment. Crafted right in the shop by skilled confectioners, the sweet treats frequently give rise to lines of tourists, who can't wait to nibble...  Read More



For authentic island flavor, look no further than this shop, which sells St. Maarten's national liqueur. Crafted of cane sugar, oak-aged rum, and the elusive guavaberries that grow in the island's central hills, this signature spirit boasts an...  Read More

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Marigot is the bustling shopping hub on the French side of the island. Designer fashion boutiques are prominent, but perfume and jewelry shops are numerous as well. Manek's, a two-story duty-free emporium on Rue de la République, is a treasure...  Read More

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Were a ship to wreck, this treasure trove of gifts is just what you could expect to salvage. Goods are characteristically Caribbean and include guavaberry liqueur, local spices and seasonings, and crafts of all sorts. Other great discoveries...  Read More