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Shopping in Simpson & Cole Bay


Written by Alita Singh


If you’re seeking fantastic bargains and distinctive discoveries, St. Maarten/St. Martin beckons with a plethora of treasures available at duty-free rates. This 37-square-mile haven is a shopaholic’s paradise, offering numerous options, from stylish apparel and luxury timepieces to unique mementos and top-notch spirits. Embark on a shopping expedition across the island with us and reveal the concealed gems waiting to be found.


Well known as the island’s entertainment district, Simpson Bay and Cole Bay double as shopping destinations. The bustling thoroughfare is lined with shops, restaurants, engaging activities, and more. If you need cash for your retail adventure, you’ll stumble upon a few ATMs and banks along this lively strip.


Simpson Bay, at its core, remains a charming fishing village. In the early hours, visit the Simpson Bay Fish Market to witness the local fishermen bringing in their fresh catch. If you’re staying in a villa, you might consider procuring some fresh seafood for a delightful dinner.


For those seeking handcrafted flavored rums and spirits, your quest ends at Topper’s Rhum Distillery. Bring home a few bottles to savor and share with your friends and family.


The Art Box Gallery is a treasure trove of works by local artists, offering fine and costume jewelry, museum-quality arts and crafts, and various collectibles. Check out Artcraft Cafe Gallery for a selection of eye-catching paintings and unique gifts.


St. Maarten Nectar presents a unique selection of all-natural vegan skincare products, lovingly crafted on the island from high-quality ingredients. Explore their shop and spa, brimming with skin care, home fragrances, and more, all made from 100 percent natural elements.


Simpson Bay Pharmacy offers an international assortment of medicines, cosmetics, and personal-care items.


Meanwhile, Endless Summer Swimwear has established a branch in Simpson Bay, which caters to stylish swimwear and resort wear for the entire family.




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