Shopping on Sint Maarten and Saint Martin offers high quality duty-free goods in charming boutiques. If you’re in the mood for spending money, this is your spot. The island has a well-earned reputation as a shopper’s paradise. Here you will find the best prices on local crafts & arts, exotic foods, jewelry, liquor, tobacco, leather goods, as well as most elegant designer goods. Duty free Tax free abound. Designer brands are offered at great discounts, up to 40% lower than US retail prices.