One of the great attractions of the island is the duty-free shopping available on both sides of the island. You will find elegant boutiques with all the brand names at prices much lower than back home, elegant jewelry, tablecloths, crystal, Dutch Delft Blue, liquors, top-of-the-line electronics and in addition, wonderful island souvenirs. Most of the shops in Marigot are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and re-open from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM. Sundays almost all shops are closed.
Recent years have seen the growth of many sports on the island aimed at both fitness and fun. Golf, tennis, beach volleyball, mountain biking and even horseback riding is just a few of the adventure activities awaiting you in St.Martin. The island offers an extensive range of water sports activities, including snorkeling, sailing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, kayaking, wind surfing, parasailing and deep-sea fishing. For the avid Scuba diver, an excursion to islands such as St. Barthelemy, Saba, and Anguilla is a must.