Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Philipsburg is the capital of St. Maarten, the Dutch side of the island, and a wonderful port to visit during a Caribbean cruise. With so many incredible things to do and see, there is a little bit of something for everybody in Philipsburg. Aside from gorgeous beaches, you will discover a scenic boardwalk area, charming boutiques, casinos, historic ruins, Caribbean restaurants, and much more! Watersport options are abounding, and include opportunities to swim, snorkel, jet ski, boat tours, and more. Plus, you can always wander to the French side of the island (St. Martin), to discover even more things to do, see, and experience! If you take a cruise that starts in Philipsburg, with so many incredible opportunities, you might consider spending additional time in Philipsburg before or after your cruise.