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Old February 26th, 2005, 08:54 AM
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Default Front Street?

I know this sounds like a stupid question, but where exactly is front street and how far is it from the port? I hope to have an excursion but would love to shop some before if not too far from port.

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Old February 26th, 2005, 11:20 AM
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Front Street in Philipsburg parallels the beach in the bay where the cruise ships dock. It is one way from the west to the east. The next street away from the beach is Back Street and it runs from the east to the west. It is not far from the ship dock and there are lots (and lots and lots) of taxis trolling for passengers to take back to the ships (but many folks walk). Or the water shuttle has a dock downtown that places you right into the main shopping area. Very easy to do lots of shopping.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 05:22 PM
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Thanks. Maybe I will have time to shop some afterall.
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Is there also a beach near front street for those who get tired of shopping??? Thanks
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Yes, there's a beach right behind the shops, all the way around the bay... Take the water taxi over from the pier and the beach is right there, the shops are a block in front of you.
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TrentS,
Thanks so much - that solves all my problems for this island!
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You've just answered a question for me too - thanks!
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Can you tell me about the casinos on Front St????
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Can you tell me about the casinos on Front St????
From Experience St. Maarten/St. Martin:

Lady Luck Lives in St. Maarten/St. Martin
Atlantis World Casino, Lowlands - 545-4601
Beach Plaza Casino, Philipsburg - 543-2031
Casino Royale, Maho Beach Resort & Casino - 545 2115
Diamond Casino, Philipsburg - 543-2583
Dolphin Casino, moved to Simpson Bay - 545-3707
Golden Casino, Great Bay Beach Hotel & Casino - 542-2446
Hollywood Casino, Pelican Resort & Casino - 544-4463
Jump-Up Casino, Philipsburg - 542-0862
Paradise Plaza Casino, Cole Bay - 544-4723
Princess Casino Princess, Port de Plaisance Resort - 544-4311
Rouge et Noir Casino, Philipsburg - 542-2952
Tropicana Casino, Cole Bay - 544-5654

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Wow GTaylor, I'm impressed...another question.......we leave at 5 or 6 and I read somewhere that some of the casinos don't open til 2:00...true or false???
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Wow GTaylor, I'm impressed...another question.......we leave at 5 or 6 and I read somewhere that some of the casinos don't open til 2:00...true or false???
As I posted in the other thread, the Dolphin and the Princess open at 1p and 2p respectively, but they're halfway across the island. Those on Front Street will probably be open by noon, if not earlier.
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Old March 11th, 2005, 08:14 AM
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Thank you again
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