Welcome to the St. Maarten cruise port guide. St. Martin is the world’s smallest territory shared by two countries. The northern part, measures 52 km2 / 20 m2, is French. The French call this part of the island Saint Martin and they call their main city Marigot. The southern part measures 44 km2 / 17 m2 and is Dutch. The Dutch call their part of the island Sint Maarten and its capital is Philipsburg. For over 350 years they have been living alongside one another on this small island. Because of this vibrant but peaceful history the island shows two beautiful and diverse faces and personalities. The cruise ships often dock on the Dutch side near Philipsburg. St. Martin is great for any tourist! Aside from the great climate Sint Maarten is known for its shopping! With over 500 duty-free stores this must be absolute shoppers paradise. Aside from this fact, the island has lots of sights to offer. There are great sites to visit and memories to make. Visit the Loterie farm, St. Maarten zoo, the Butterfly farm or be blown away at one of the world’s most dangerous airports for example. Read more about your options in the full Philipsburg, St. Maarten cruise port guide.
St. Maarten cruise port – fast facts:
– Large dock and cruise terminal available: 1 mile from Philipsburg
– Tender dock available right in town.
– Shopping: at the cruise terminal or in town
– Transportation: Taxi’s at the cruise terminal
– Watertaxi available to get you from the cruise terminal to town
– Beach: Great Bay Beach is the main beach in town. 1 mile from the cruise terminal.