Shore Excursion Details

Marigot & Beyond

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Marigot & Beyond


  • 21/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Family Recommended


Spend free time exploring the French colonial capital of Marigot on your own, but not before seeing some of the most naturally beautiful areas on the French side of the island. It won’t take long to cross the border from Dutch-governed St. Maarten into the French Collectivity of St. Martin, which occupies the northern half of the island. The countryside couldn’t be more scenic, especially along the coast as you will discover at Orient Bay, a Caribbean version of the French Riviera. Small seaside towns such as Grand Case are just as photogenic and passing through them will prepare you for a more immersive experience in Marigot. During leisure time, you may shop for duty-free merchandise, much of it imported from France such as perfume, jewelry and prêt-à-porter. There are also plenty of restaurants and smart cafés where you might sample the French cuisine or a local specialty such as spicy codfish fritters.


• Focus on the French side of the island that occupies its northern half.
• Behold the lengthy white-sand beach at Orient Bay, the “St. Tropez of the Caribbean.”
• Pass through lovely seaside towns such as Grand Case.
• Independently explore Marigot, the fashionable French colonial capital.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Waiver must be signed. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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