Your drive will take you through the Dutch side of ‘Sint Maarten’ heading to the award winning producers of premium rum at Toppers Rum distillery. Here, you can see a century old tradition of ‘how to create’ flavored rum by using tropical fruits, spices and other exotic aromatics, and you’ll have the opportunity to sample several of the rum varieties. Afterwards, you’ll continue to the island’s only working perfumery, Tijon, where you’ll take a guided tour and discover the fine French art of perfume making. A Master Perfumer will show you the manufacturing process, and you can sample the scents of the various oils that are used to create each perfume. It’s then on to visit a local eatery and enjoy a demonstration of French Caribbean cooking. Whet your appetite with a tasty sample of local dishes. After your demonstration there will be some free time to purchase lunch or a drink, and perhaps take a stroll along the beach front.
- This tour involves limited walking; however passengers will be required to stand at Ma Doudou’s and the Tijon perfumery.
- Those who choose to remain in Philipsburg at the end of the tour will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship.