25 min from the cruise port. Marigot is the French capital of Saint Martin, the French side of the island. It's a picturesque village where the French Riviera spirit is mixed with a Caribbean twist. Palm trees, cafes, restaurant and the yacht marina make this place pleasant to walk around and eventually do some shopping. It can be alternated with a visit in Philipsburg on the Dutch side, if you are not a beach lover and you like to visit more towns in once. In one day visit, it's still manageable.