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Front Street and Back Street, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-542-2964
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shopping, dinning, cultural, romantic walk
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (46 reviews)
“water taxi” (65 reviews)
“front street” (88 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Front Street and Back Street, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-542-2964
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the Sonesta Great Bay you can walk along the beach until it turns into a boardwalk. There are tons of stores to choose from and I was pleasantly surprised to see that you can bargain with them! I love a good bargain :) Very...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the nicest commercial waterfronts on the island and worth a stroll at any time of day. When cruise ships aren't in port a lot of places seem to close leaving this place to the lucky few who seek it out.

Thank Grendyl
Reviewed 1 week ago

You stroll in the that street and in the small streets around and you really have the "aroma" of a Carribian Island. Watching the shop windows and the people around.And if you feel hot sit in one of the many places where you can eat...More

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay in St.Maarten we were fortunate to take several tours around the island. This by far was my favorite town in St.Maarten. We walked through the downtown also know as front street and wondered through the end jewellery and fashion stores. I actually...More

Thank lisasvacation
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See the Front Street Review - my comments apply equally to all. Orient Bay is a great attraction. Phillipsburg provides great shopping, especially for jewelry (black pearls are indigenous to the islands)

Thank bachman2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to do your early morning jog or after breakfast walk. Plenty of places to eat, drink, or shop if you must.

Thank ELCUBANO1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruise Ship In everything is open No Cruise Ship everything is closed Been coming to Sint Maarten now for about 10 years, and it is about time for the whole Boardwalk to get a bit of a spring clean. It is a great place to...More

Thank fogsworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice way to take in a bit of the island be it for the purpose of just strolling and taking in the sights or shopping. Some of the stores have good deals, specials if you pay by cash so that will always...More

1  Thank RTavar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I attempted to make a day activity out of this area from our hotel on the other side of the island. We were extremely disappointed to find out that unless there is a cruise stop that day, everything is closed. It was...More

Thank Patti T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'l be back in St. Maarten in Nov. of this year, 2017, and we are bringing 2 other couples with us to ENJOY this VERY FUN PLACE!!!

Thank RonBrandich
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Dana G
What beach is by the Boardwalk and is it a nice clean beach with good snorkeling? Thank you
May 17, 2017|
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Response from ccchiro | Reviewed this property |
The boardwalk in Philipsburg is on Great Bay. It is a nice clean sand beach with attendants for chairs/umbrellas for swimming and sunning and water sports but it is not a good snorkeling area (too busy and wavy). You want... More
Hi can you take public transportation in St maarten I am staying at the sonesta moha hotel is public transportation close if you take a taxi is it one price for all of us or do they charge per person.
March 21, 2017|
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Response from gabriel411 | Reviewed this property |
When we take public transportation, we have the hotel desk clerk call a taxi. Or the way the locals do, just stand in the direction you want to go along the roadside. Costs about 2 dollars. Enjoy YOUR TRIP.
Hi we are staying at the sonesta mohair resort is there public transportation you take us to Philippines Philipsburg and how long does it take to get there6
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Grebss | Reviewed this property |
from the Sonesta in Moha to Philipsburg a taxi will cost you $20.00 and will take 15 to 20 minutes