The different colorful bottles of flavors of the local made Topper's Rhum SXM

Made in SXM

Local products make great souvenirs.


What better way to remember your time in St. Maarten/St. Martin than by bringing home something made on the island?


A bit of the island’s culture, heritage and creativity, for example, has been bottled in the national spirit, Guavaberry Liqueur. It’s made from berries found high on the rolling green hillsides. They are hand harvested and distilled in a process dating to the days of the first settlers. This was a traditional Christmastime drink to share with family and friends.


Topper’s Rhum also captures the spirit of St. Maarten/St. Martin. The rums are hand-crafted right here and include blends with yummy flavors such as Mocha Mama, Spiced, Coconut and Caribbean White. Indulge in all flavors by visiting the Topper’s Rhum Distillery.


Imagine combining the essence of the balmy breezes, the earthiness of hills and the fragrances of exotic flowers. Pick up a bottle of island aromas at Tijon Parfumerie in Grand Case. You can even come up with your own fragrance. Classes are available to help you along the way.


St. Maarten/St. Martin also has its own line of hand-rolled cigars. Andi Siegers of DAS Cigars personally selects the best tobacco leaves to use in his cigars. Each cigar is a well-crafted masterpiece. For added zest, Siegers has flavored cigars and some that appeal particularly to women.


And then there’s beer. Pelikaan Beer is a new micro-brew craft beer made in St. Maarten. “A country isn’t a real country until it has its own beer,” says brewer Stephen Winkel. Pelikaan comes in several varieties: Mullet Bay, Soualiga, Mont Careta and Irma, which packs a punch like its namesake hurricane. Grab a bottle at select bars, restaurants and supermarkets.


Designers also find inspiration on this sun-kissed isle in the Caribbean Sea. Jolie Duzon is an exclusive clothing brand targeting young and hip career women. The brand incorporates elements of the relaxed Caribbean vibe with components of the “fierce and strong personality of women.” Duzon hand-paints her fabrics to craft her bold statement-piece clutches and handbags.


Get that coveted island glow and keep it with a St. Maarten–made natural line of skincare products and fragrances from St. Maarten Nectar.





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