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Philipsburg is perfect place for shopping electronics. Plenty shops with prices that you could just dream about. there is a nice beach as well and quite a few restaurants with nice food. It is easy to waste your time there. If you want some excitement go to the French side of the island. There is a beautiful few miles long beach called Orient Bay wich is actually the only public slothing optional beach in the Caribbean. At the very end of the beach (going to your right side) there is the real nude beach and the swinger section. If you ready for action, you'll find it there. There is also a nice restaurant with european food. Everywhere is full of european guests especially from France. Get naked and get there! The cost for taxy from Philipsburg is around 20 $ but if catch a van with other people it would be just 4-6 $ per person! Enjoy!
Bernard's tours in Philipsburg is awesome (you can save money by reserving directly with him and paying in cash the day of your tour vs the cruise ships) The tour is very informative and he does a great job at customizing the tour to fit everyones' desires. We were able to tour the island and make stops for beach lounging and the airport to see the planes landing/taking off. It was a great experience and well worth it!
It is a busy cruise ship port, so it is best to know ahead of time when the ships are in and avoid the city. A better option is Marigot on the French side of the island. For an odd experience, watch the planes land and take off over the beach just outside of Philipsburg.
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