Eat and Shop Itinerary

DAY 1: Your arrival at Maho

Lunch at Maho: Plane Watching & Beach

If you land at Princess Julianna Airport, Maho is located right in front of the runway. It is famous world wide for plane landing and take off. Enjoy a lunch at Sunset Beach bar. Boutique and beach chair rental also available.

Dinner & Entertainment at Maho Village

We recommend Alina and Jax steakhouse for dinner. Across the street, you can find the nightclub We Lounge.

DAY 2: Philipsburg

Shop for Jewelry, Clothes and souvenirs

Explore the heart of Philipsburg in Front Street, Back street and old street. You will find many boutiques of souvenirs, clothing and jewelry. Do not miss Guavaberry boutique for local rhum.

Lunch on the Boardwalk

The Boardwalk is the beach front of Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side. You will find many restaurants and bars. For lunch, we recommend Ocean Lounge. You can spend time at the beach and rent a Jetski.

Take a local Brewery tour

Follow the entire beer making process from milling the ingredients, brewing the beers, to bottling the beers with the latest state-of-the-art technology. And to top it off taste all of the island beers at the taproom.

Ice cream

Stop for a little snack at Gelateria Milano and ask for the secret tropical garden in the back…

Cheese tasting at Amsterdam Cheese and Liquor Store

Old Amsterdam Cheese is the best seller at this quaint little shop. There are numerous varieties of cheese, with always plenty of samples and great stories about cheese history. The liquor selection is vast, they often have Wine & Cheese Pairing events that are very informative and a ton of fun. You can also find Dutch souvenirs like clogs, wooden tulips, delft blue items, and delicious Dutch treats.

DAY 3: Grand Case

Breakfast on the beach

Spend a nice time on the beach, snorkel in the clear water and enjoy a breakfast at Sunset Café or Au temps des Cerises.

Shop in local boutiques

Grand Case village has many little boutiques with clothings, jewelry, local crafts and souvenirs: Voila, Busco, Sexy fruits, La boutique d’Anaise, Sea You and more.

Lunch at Les Lolos

The lolos are famous local BBQ restaurants. Located on the beach front on the main street of Grand Case.

Make your own perfume at Tijon

Discover how fragrances are created & create your own at Tijon Lab in Grand Case. With assistance from Tijon’s expert Perfumologrists you’ll be mixing oils and enjoying the process of fragrance production. So bring your nose and creative ideas to partake in this rare adventure.

Try an Ice Roll

Get a snack at the Ice Cream Bar next to the activity desk. Watch the show!

Dinner in the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean

Grand case is named like that for a reason, it is home to many delicious restaurants. Try Barranco, Blue Martini or Bistrot Caraibes.

DAY 4: Simpson Bay

Breakfast at Top Carrot

Healthy food and juice bar restaurant with an ethnic boutique to shop for souvenirs!

Shop for souvenirs

Simpson Bay has several boutiques to shop for souvenirs such as Good cards, Shipwreck Shop, Ty Art and Gift and the Art Box gallery. Also visit Nectar, a shop of locally made natural cosmetics.

Lunch on the beach

Simpson Bay has many different restaurants. If you wish to eat on the beach, we can recommend Roxxy, Karakter or Buccaneer beach bar.

Visit Topper’s distillery

Topper’s has recently moved to the famous Carousel in Simpson Bay. The perfect location to visit the distillery, taste some rhum, eat a delicious ice cream and shop for souvenirs.

Dinner and Entertainment at Pineapple Pete

Pete’s Village is the site of the original Pineapple Pete Restaurant & Bar where you will have a superb dining experience with great food and great service! Adjacent to the restaurant is Pete’s Sports Bar. An entertainment area with 5 pool tables, dart boards and arcade games. Head in to Pete’s Corner Shop and Collectibles and browse through t-shirts, hats and more, handcrafted jewelry items, local rum and great memorabilia to bring home from your trip! 

DAY 5: Marigot

Breakfast on the Marina

At Croissant Royal, enjoy home-made bread & croissants for a typical French breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere by the marina.

Shopping

You will find many clothing stores on the main street of Marigot as well as in the West Indies Mall. For souvenirs, we recommend Mersea, 1863 shop, and Colombier tradition. For a break between 2 shops, we recommend visiting Roland Richardson Art Gallery and Fort Louis.

A Creole Lunch

For a typical Creole meal, go to Chez Ginette on the marina, you will love the friendly atmosphere!

Meet the oldest cigar roller

For Gérard Gorlier, rolling cigares is like second nature since he opened his first shop Cigar Don’G in Marigot in 1992. He is the oldest cigar roller, so don’t dare talk to Gérard about retirement!

Snack: indulge in chocolate

Visit Cocoa l’artisan Chocolatier for chocolates and pastries. If you prefer local ice cream, visit AV16 by Angèle Victoria.

Culinary experience at Villa Hibiscus

On the hills of Pic Paradis, you will find Villa Hibiscus. The chef Bastian and his wife welcome you for a gastronomic experience with 5 to 7 dishes. The Chef was trained with some of the most iconic Chefs in France, Joel Robuchon ** and Anne Sophie Pic ***.

DAY 6: Orient Bay + Hope Estate

Breakfast on the beach + water sports

Enjoy a breakfast on the beach at La Playa, relax on the beach chair and have fun with the many water sports available in Orient Bay.

Lunch at Bacchus

Located in Hope Estate, Bacchus restaurant is a bistrot-chic with refined menu.

Shop for gourmet food and souvenirs

We recommend visiting 3 shops for Gourmet food: Bacchus, Grape Wine and On dirait le Sud. For souvenirs, you will find Love Shop and One by K, both offering clothing well known on the island with SXM branding.

Dinner at La Place du Village

Located in the heart of Orient Bay, the Place du Village has several restaurants around a gazebo welcoming concerts and seasonal events. We recommend l’Atelier and Telegraph restaurants.

DAY 7: Cul de Sac Dutch Side + Cupecoy

Breakfast at Ital Shack

Vegan Family restaurant on Bush Road. The owner, Ras Bushman, is growing his own food on the hill around the restaurant. Ask him to see his green house, he will be happy to give you a tour!

Rainforest Adventure: zipline + Shop + Museum

Enjoy the steepest Zip line of the world! Also available, tubing and chair lift rides with views over the island. At the top of the hill, you can enjoy a drink with a view. At the bottom, you will find a free museum and a souvenir shop.

Lunch at Emilio’s

The restaurant is set within the walls of the plantation’s Sugar Cane Boiling house of the former owner of the Estate, Emilio Wilson.

Porto Cupecoy marina: shop and restaurants

Porto Cupecoy is a gated community next to the Border. You can access it and walk around the marina. You will find a few shops and restaurants. Across the street, you can access Cupecoy Beach.

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