Located on a narrow strip of land on the southern coast between the Caribbean Sea and the Great Salt Pond, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, wraps around Great Bay, a lovely natural harbor that's too shallow for large ships. The town itself is only three blocks wide, its main streets running parallel to the water. The main shopping street is called Front Street while the parallel street, favored by locals, is called Back Street.
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