Shopping in St. Maarten
There are about 500 duty-free shops on St Maarten; prices are around 25% to 50% below those in the US. On the Dutch side of St Maarten, the best buys are jewelry and watches. Make sure you try the local guavaberry liqueur.
Loose gemstones are exempt from customs duties when re-entering the US.
Pick a diamond and pick a setting, then create your own dream piece! Trade in your own diamond for a bigger and brighter diamond.
Three Diamonds International locations-
Wathey Square, Front Street and Harbor Village.
Diamonds International Watch and Design in St. Rose Arcade on Front Street.
Tanzanite International in Wathey Square.
DI website for printable map and money-saving coupons
Established in 1994, Del Sol combined science and sunshine to create the world’s first T-shirt that changes color in sunlight. Since then, Del Sol has grown to become the world’s largest retailer of merchandise that changes color in the sun, and the Caribbean’s largest clothing retailer.
Del Sol #1
23 Front St.
Phillipsburg, St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles
Del Sol #2
55 Front St.
Phillipsburg,St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
· Buy 3 Nail Polishes, Get 1 Free!
· Buy 2 T-shirts, Get a Beach Bag Free! (Tote Valued at $20)
· Get a Free Color-Change Ring just for visiting the Store!
· Ask about Del Sol’s Polarized Sunglasses for Life! Guaranteed against theft, loss or damage.
Del Sol website
Milano Diamond Gallery
Choose from white, canary, blue and chocolate diamonds. Collections include Timothy Pasha's Firefly Collection, Tanzanite Dreams, Hello Kitty, Kiara, and Pierre Cardin.
Two stores on Front Street.
Venetian Sophia Fiori Boutique
The only place for blue diamonds by Sophia Fiori. Colored Diamond Trilogy featuring pink, green, yellow and blue diamonds along with pink sapphires and rose gold.
Store on Front Street.
Sophia Fiori website
Joe's Jewelry International
Joe's Jewelry International was established in 1980, and has since grown into three locations in St Maarten, becoming a luxurious duty-free shopping attraction on Front Street in downtown Phillipsburg. It is one of the first family-owned jewelers in St Maarten, and has built a loyal clientele based on trust and customer service. Joe's Jewelry International provides a lavish shopping experience, retailing outstanding designer jewelry, Swiss timepieces, and a large selection of certified GIA, AGS and EGL loose diamonds, fancy yellow, pink and blue diamonds, along with other rare and exotic precious gems.
The Belgian Chocolate Box by Beatrix
75 handmade Belgian chocolates made fresh daily, including truffles, buttercremes, bonbons, caramels and sugar-free varieties.
Complimentary tastings, free shipping and travel packaging.
Located on Old Street.
Enjoy a taste of St Maarten's specialty Guavaberry Liqueur, along with other local rums, gourmet hot pepper and bbq sauces.