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St. Maarten Zoo

#18 of 56 things to do in Philipsburg Features Animals
Arch Road # 7, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
599 543 2030
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Doing the best they can

Upon arrival the manager came right out to greet us. He was very kind and informative. Its not a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chrissy D
Something for everyone but a "do not miss" for children.

There is something very hopeful and worthwhile happening here. A lot of people would label it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Arch Road # 7, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
599 543 2030
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Upon arrival the manager came right out to greet us. He was very kind and informative. Its not a huge zoo, but a good way to spend some time off the resort. You can feed the animals by hand here, but there aren't many. The...More

Thank Chrissy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something very hopeful and worthwhile happening here. A lot of people would label it “organic.” If you come here you will see that this is a hybrid attraction – a play space, a petting zoo, and a sanctuary for indigenous species of animals....More

1  Thank Grendyl
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We did enjoy our visit to the zoo and it was a lot bigger than we expected. Enjoyed feeding the animals the animal crackers and the owner gave us some French sticks also to feed the horses. However the place could do with a really...More

Thank louj999
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A gem in the rough. This little animal park is not your average zoo and I liked it better when the manager described it to us as zoo meets animal park with lots of iguanas. Yes there is need for upgrades and repairs but where...More

Thank Breezy_Seas
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Upon arriving at the zoo we were greeted by the owner/manager. He took some time to explain some of the improvements made and some of the future improvements. Once in the zoo they have done a nice job of cleaning it up and looks like...More

Thank cmanatee
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This zoo is not well known to tourist but it shoud be. They have mostly local critters. I understand it was recently purchased, and he is trying to make improvements. We found it clean and animals seemed cared for. We had a 12 yr old...More

Thank Franr123
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is not your zoo in the States. If you are looking for large bells and whistles, this is not the zoo for you. This is a local, smaller zoo, that gives you a taste of the local wildlife on St. Maarten. We went on...More

Thank kkev25
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival I was sceptical because the taxi driver did not sell us the zoo well. But as soon as we got in with our generous bag of animal feed for $2 we had the best time! You can get very up close and personal...More

2  Thank Arnie R
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Upon arrival to the zoo, we were met by the new owner, who filled us in on the zoo. The gentlemen could not have been nicer to my family. My young children entered the zoo wide eyed and full of excitement. They really loved the...More

2  Thank 2017twinmom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We were first encountered by a very hospitable owner of the zoo. He made sure we were well informed about the zoo and its amenities. We were informed of what types of animals were presently being housed within the premises. The cost was sufficient. We...More

2  Thank trentduvall2017
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23 January 2017|
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Response from t t | Reviewed this property |
yes, as others have said, just take a taxi is the best method. if you have a two year old its great for the play frame and slides. my two year old loves it there but its best we go in the morning before her nap time
5 June 2016|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
As they say on St Maarten, relax man and chill. A couple of hours should be sufficient, the restaurant does great food at a sensible price. The children will love holding the lots and lots of Guinea Pigs!
11 October 2015|
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Response from blestpt | Reviewed this property |
They have a line of typical tourist items, shirts, hats, and the like. Some small artistic items , if I recall correctly. For larger art, I would recommend either street market in Phillipsburg or Marigot, where you can buy... More