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buying booze upon arrival

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buying booze upon arrival

We will be arriving by air at xsm. We only plan to rent a car for a couple days so we will take a taxi to the resort. We would also like to get some liquor for our stay. Since St Maarten is duty free, can we just buy a bottle at the airport after we arrive? If not, any suggestions where we can ask the taxi to stop enroute?

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1. Re: buying booze upon arrival

Couple of choices. Contact Jeannie and have your accommodation pre-stocked to get you thru a couple of days.

https://www.shopndropgrocerysxm.com/

Or, have the taxi driver stop at a grocery store on the way to your place. Be sure someone, preferably the taxi driver, will stay with the car and your luggage.

Everything will be more expensive at the airport.

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2. Re: buying booze upon arrival

Just returned from a fantastic 2 week stay in SXM. Priced liquor and cigarettes at airport, while so-called duty free, everything is cheaper in most grocery stores. Some jewelry stores in Maho area have attached shops offering booze, etc at good prices.

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3. Re: buying booze upon arrival

http://legrandmarche.net/

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No matter where your hotel is or in which direction the taxi takes you, chances are you will pass one of the Grand Marche supermarkets - the largest being the ones in Cole Bay and on Bush Road where you will find a huge selection of "booze" all at fantastic duty free prices...

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4. Re: buying booze upon arrival

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I will forget airport duty free.

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5. Re: buying booze upon arrival

HI. the last time we were there they had a girl giving out generous free sample of some kind of rum that was very good.

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6. Re: buying booze upon arrival

I totally agree with Bobcat above. Grand Marche is the way to go.

We will be there in 2 ish weeks for 2 weeks and will make our stop on the way to the room at Grand Marche.

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7. Re: buying booze upon arrival

Do you have to be a member of Grande Marche? That is what I thought I read on their website?

Thank you

kimberly

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8. Re: buying booze upon arrival

No, the supermarket is open to the public. The entire island is totally duty free so you do not have to go to specific shops or have items sent to the airport or carry passports around with you.

Members refer to the cards they isssue, like Stop & Shop here in NY, for discounts, etc.

Edited: 2:48 pm, April 09, 2013
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9. Re: buying booze upon arrival

Wow thank you, that is great news, we leave tomorrow so we will definetely go there to take back booze to Canada. We are staying at Sonesta Maho - which would be the closest for us?

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