Pick up tasty foods for a picnic lunch as well as memorable keepsakes like jewelry, housewares, and silk-screened clothing. Travelers can experience Marigot Market independently or during a guided tour that covers both the French and Dutch sides of the island, including scenic viewpoints (Fort Amsterdam, Soualiga Bridge, Harbor Jack Hill, Orient Beach), shop-lined streets, and flea markets. After a morning’s shopping, take a break in one of Marigot’s charming French cafés.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Marigot Market is enjoyable for solo travelers, couples, and families.
- Tours may include pickup and drop-off for cruise ship passengers. Check tours for specific details.
- Remember to bring sun protection and water for hydration.
How to Get There
The Marigot Market is on the waterfront beneath Fort St. Louis. It’s in front of the West Indies Mall, and walking distance from Marigot Bay where cruise ships dock.
When to Get There
The market is open daily year-round, 8am to 3pm. Get there early to see the fishing boats arrive, before the crowds descend.
Local Garnet Gems At the market, keep your eyes out for authentic St. Martin garnets mined on the island at Friar's Bay. Resident artisans Joël and Vicky Sodboker fashion these brilliant red gemstones into stunning rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets.