The Downstreet Area

The parts of Frontstreet, Backstreet and its adjacent alleys and streets furthest away from the cruise pier are locally known as Downstreet (down the street). This quiet area provides a glimpse of daily life on St Maarten and boasts quite some monuments. Walter Plantz Square allows for a drink or snack during your walk. For those travelers wanting to go off the beaten track and avoid the busier and more touristy eastern part of Philipsburg, this is a great alternative way to spend a day in the Dutch side capital. If you are visiting St Maarten by cruise ship, take the Walter Plantz square ferry visiting by cruise from the port to this area.