Perfume and Boutique Experience
The Summit Resort Hotel is centrally located near some of the best St. Maarten shopping, a fun and relaxing way to spend a day. With tax-free and duty-free shopping making it as affordable as it is enjoyable, you’re sure to find exciting and unique shopping in several areas throughout the island.
Popular shopping items include watches, clothing and accessories, decor, and island-made treasures. St. Martin is a major destination for jewelry shopping and art collectors alike, as well as wine and liquor offerings and specialty foods. There is something for everyone in St. Maarten.
If you’re looking for shopping close to The Summit Resort Hotel, you’ll find plenty of stores and boutiques in the Maho Shopping complex, which is only a five-minute ride from the Summit. Stores here are open from 9am to 9pm daily and offer a variety of unique products to take home with you. Other nearby shopping destinations include Porto Cupecoy, five minutes from the Summit and the French capital of Marigot, only a fifteen minute ride away.
Be sure to visit the open air Marigot Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays when the Market is filled with vendors and artists showcasing locally designed and created art, souvenirs, local foods and spices, and clothing and accessories. Behind the Market, you will find the West Indies Mall, featuring plenty of upscale shops to keep you busy. In Marigot, you will also find plenty of galleries featuring artwork from Caribbean artists.
Everyone likes to think they are unique and what could be more unique than creating your own perfume? Imagine picking and choosing from over 300 oils and deciding on a combination that's just right for you. At Tijon parfumerie, located in Grand Case, you'll have a chance to do just that. Under the guidance of owner John Berglund and his wife Cyndi, you'll have an opportunity to try your hand at crafting just the right scent to make yourself feel great. No experience is necessary and you're sure to have fun. The hardest part may be coming up with a name for your new creation!
Back on the Dutch side of the island, Phillipsburg offers plenty of excellent shopping opportunities, including Front Street and Back Street which run along Great Bay, the Sint Rose Shopping Arcade, and many others. Don’t forget to stop by the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Emporium and enjoy a delicious drink or purchase a locally made custom rum or sauce.
Exciting and unique shopping opportunities can be found throughout the island, so be sure to take your time and explore during your stay at The Summit – but be certain to make time for other exciting St. Maarten activities while you’re here!