The Art Box Gallery, Shopping Simpson Bay, Cole Bay


This area is known as the island’s entertainment district, but it’s also a great place to shop. There’s a long road lined with shops, restaurants, activities, and more. You’ll also find a few ATMs and banks along the strip if you’re in need of cash for your retail excursion.


Simpson Bay is still a fishing village at heart. Visit the Simpson Bay Fish Market early in the day and watch the fisherfolk bringing in their catch. If you’re staying in a villa, you may consider buying some fresh fish for dinner. Fish or not, Prime Distributors is a worth a visit to stock your vacation pantry and bar.


If you’re looking for handcrafted flavored rums and spirits, look no further than Topper’s Rhum Distillery. Take home a few bottles for yourself and to share with your friends and family.


The works of island-based artists can be found at The Art Box Gallery, where artistic treasures abound. Here you’ll find locally made fine and costume jewelry, as well as museum-quality arts and crafts and other collectibles.


Established in 2010, St. Maarten Nectar offers all-natural vegan skin care products in its Shop and Spa made on the island from high-quality ingredients. Shop their unique selection of skin care, home fragrances, and more — all made from 100 percent natural ingredients.


You’ll also find soothing products and a variety of remedies at Simpson Bay Pharmacy. They carry an international assortment of medicines, cosmetics and personal-care products. And know that Amsterdam Cheese & Liquor Store and Endless Summer, which offers swimwear and resort wear for the whole family, have branches in Simpson Bay.


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