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Old March 21st, 2005, 04:33 PM
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Default Buying liquor in St. Martin

Just got back from 10 day cruise on Princess Dawn.

Wanted to pass this along as I wish I saw this on one of the post while doing the research for the cruise. Liquor in St. Martin is INCREDIBLY cheap, cheaper than any other place we've been to, including St. Thomas. We bought 5 bottles in St. Thomas and were kicking ourselves as we saw the St. Martin prices.

For example, Absolute Vodka and Stoli was on sale for $5.95, Tinqaray Gin $7.50 and so on.
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Thanks for the advice
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Old March 24th, 2005, 06:25 AM
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Check out the Guavaberry liquer too. Its awesome and you can only get it in St Maarten!


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Old March 24th, 2005, 10:22 PM
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Oh yes the Guavaberry is all that! Had to get 3 bottles. Also the Kahlua 9.98 a litre.
Remember you can bring more and pay the duty. I am told that it is still cheaper?
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Old March 28th, 2005, 12:11 PM
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What is the limit of liquor you can bring home from St. Marteen? I think the limit is less than St. Thomas, isn't it?
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Old March 29th, 2005, 12:09 PM
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Want to talk about confusing...figure out the allowable amounts in the VI. You can bring more in US holdings ie: St. Thomas I beleive that if purchased there the formula is 1+4
the extra 4 because it is a US Virgin Island. If a liqour is native to that area, such as Guavaberry from St. Martten, you can bring an extra bottle due to that. You can't stack them however.....5 from St Thomas, and 2 from St. Martten. It is not what you can buy, but what you can bring into your respective country. Here again you can bring more back, you just have to pay duty on it. I am told that even with the duty it is less than what it could be purchased in the US. The only item that there is a strict limit on is cigerettes. They will sieze anyting over the limit.

Bottom line is you should have a shopping consultant on your ship that can answer any questions you may have, at least they should be able to.
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