Shopping at the markets in St. Maarten is a bit like getting lost in a maze, but it’s a colourful maze with many treasures to find inside. The tables are full of handmade items being sold by their creators and you will likely see some canine helpers resting under the tables. I wish I had more time and luggage space so I could have explored further. Here are some of the treasures I discovered at the market.

St. Maarten Market

Market in St. Maarten

jewelry at market

Handmade jewelry and bags.

nut

A Tagua Nut

nut carvings

Some Tagua Nut carvings.

carvings

More Tagua Nut carvings

Maracas and hats for sale

Colourful handmade gifts

rings in market in St. Maarten

Handmade rings

jewelry and scarves for sale

Jewelry and scarves for sale

fresh water pearls

Fresh water pearl jewelry

handmade dolls

Handmade dolls