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Frontstreet
Ranked #6 of 24 things to do in Philipsburg
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Owner description: This crowded street is a popular tourist center for duty-free shopping.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Food was terrific. Service a bit slow...on IST. :). The location is right in Front Street near the main shopping district. It sits right in front of the band stand so there is lively entertainment also. The town folk who are hawking their goodies can be a bit annoying t times if you sit right at the edge. But, you could also say that the shopping comes to YOU!!

Thank partygirl34711
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Great place for duty-free shopping and lunch overlooking the beach - but extremely packed with tourists, since the cruise ships stop here.

Thank acitygal2013
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The majority of the stores are the same that you will find at any cruise port with a focus on jewelry, cosmetics and souvenirs. Take the time to visit some of the side streets such as Old Street for homemade liquors or chocolates and a more authentic taste of the island. If you visit make sure to stop at the Guavaberry stores for a taste of the island's famous drink.

Thank Anna911
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

So many duty free shops and so little time!! My favorite jeweler is Carribean Gems. The owner, Manu, is the nicest and most honest person you will meet. There were other good shops, too, but I cannot recall the names. I bought things at prices you could never get back home in the USA. Besides jewelry, purses, shirts, perfumes, rum, and other gifts, you can find places to eat and even go to Mass. The only disappointment was the Catholic gift shop. I found out they were not honest about prices and they were not very friendly.

Thank JMoore55
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Filled with amazing stores. It ranged from souvenior shops to high end stores such as Tiffany & Co. The locals never forced you to buy anything and respected your personal space. Only down fall i saw was that many of the shops closed very early due to the fact that most of their customers come from cruise ships and they leave around 5pm.

Thank costajea
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