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  • Front Street in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, is a mind-boggling display of rampant consumerism. And it's all duty-free, from luxury watches to diamonds to Delft china.
  • Marigot, French St. Martin. Skip the icy air-conditioned and marbled West Indies Mall and explore the streets of this charming village for shops selling prêt-a-porter, atmospheric wine stores, and French pharmacies. The tiny warrens and back alleys around the marina are filled with serendipitous finds.
  • Artists' ateliers on French St. Martin are particularly notable, showcasing Gallic expats working in a variety of media and traditions. Many open their studios to visitors, offering a wonderful insight into the creative process.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.