Restaurants available Local. Fast food. Caribbean. International. Gourmet. Seafood. Steakhouses. Chinese. Italian. French. Mexican. Cuban. Indonesian. Indian & Thai. Service charge of 15% is usually added to restaurant bills.
Entertainment available includes Dinner/Dance. Musical revues. Discos. Casinos. The legal age for drinking & gambling is 18. Dress code is chic/casual.
Bargains on jewelry, electronics, fine china, crystal, linen, and native crafts from local artists. Duty free goods at 25 50% less than in the U.S. and Canada. Prices are often quoted in dollars and sales people speak English. Credit cards & traveler's checks are accepted in most places.
Philipsburg, the capital. Historic Courthouse built in 1793 on Front Street. St. Maarten Museum its exhibits reflect the island's history and cultural heritage from prehistoric times. Baker's Island Liquors. Guavaberry Shop Sample the locally made Guavaberry liquor at the Guavaberry Shop in Frontstreet. Historic Fort Amsterdam in Philipsburg.
Activities Bicycle Riding. Deep sea fishing. Golf. Horseback riding. Jet skiing. Jogging. Parasailing. Sailing. Scuba diving. Snorkeling. Spas/Fitness Centers. Tennis. Waterskiing. Windsurfing. Kayaking. Hiking.
Driving is on the right hand side of the road. Rentals available include Cars, Jeeps. All foreign driver's licenses are honored. Local services Air. Ferry. Taxis. Touring services.