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Shopping in Philipsburg

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Shopping in Philipsburg

Do most of the shops and restaurants accept all major credit cards?

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1. Re: Shopping in Philipsburg

Philipsburg and Marigot, the capitals of the Dutch and French sides, are the hotbeds of duty-free shopping. However, as the entire island is duty-free, anyplace is duty-free and no paperwork is required anywhere.


The major credit cards of Visa, Mastercard, and even American Express are accepted widely in both St. Martin and Sint Maarten. Plus and Cirrus network cards are generally usable at ATM's.


Hours are usually 9am - 6pm, French side may take a short afternoon break before returning.

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Although you should still carry plenty of cash. We ran into several instances where the minimum credit purchase was something like $25. We went to Escargot for lunch in Phillipsburg and they did not take CCs for lunch (which really should not prevent anyone from going there -- it was fantastic food and service).

Marigot is much less a problem -- however the deals were better in Phillipsburg.

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If you are going to Philipsburgh take a taxi, parking is a nightmare!

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Best place to park is Bobby's Marina -- it's like $1/hr

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Park at Bobby's Marina all the time with no issues.

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