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Cigar Shop #207192
10/23/2019 08:32 PM
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Arriving next week for a stay in Orient Village. It’s been a few years since we been to St Martin and I was wondering if there is a cigar shop that sells premium cigars. I think there was a shop near one of the casinos close to the airport. Is it still there?

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Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207196
10/23/2019 09:41 PM
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I buy mine from Friendly Duty Free on front street in philipsburg. Great selection and pricing.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207198
10/23/2019 10:36 PM
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Premium cigars? Hmmm. Well, I'm familiar with the one on front street in Philipsburg. It's called Cigar Emporium. It's real close to the hotel that we sometimes stay at in Philipsburg -- Holland House. I think that's the place Scubaman is referring to above. There is a place on Maho on Rhine Road, but a can't remember where it's located. The place that is well known for 'real' cuban cigars is actually in Marigot, but I've never been there. It's called La Casa del Habano and it's actually a cuban cigar franchise store. But, I would only travel thru Marigot during the day time hours.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207201
10/24/2019 04:18 AM
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So, you want "premium" cigars? Do you want real premium cigars or do you want fake premium cigars? There are plenty of fakes around the island, so be very careful. The Cigar Emporium, as mentioned above, is reliable and a full-time tobacconist. My advice is to avoid patronizing outfits that sell cigars as a sideline.

I do not know of any cigar store near a casino close to the airport and I have been buying cigars on the island since 1995. There is a relatively new store in Maho across from the drug store and also La Casa del Habano in Marigot. These three all have a wide selection of Cubans and cigars from other countries, as well. Formerly, there was a wonderful little shop in the Marina Port Royale in Marigot, but the owner passed away shortly before Hurricane Irma and the shop is now occupied by a clothing store.

Your best bet for quality cigars, properly stored, is from a full-time specialized tobacconist. There is a newsstand on Avenue des Plages, opposite Orient Village, that sells cigars, but only if you are desperate. The closest store to Orient is in Marigot.

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Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207202
10/24/2019 04:35 AM
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I know nothing about cigars but wanted to mention this in case folks are unaware. DAS Cigars originated on SXM and are hand-rolled. The founder, Andi Siegers, lives on island. I think he has a shop in the cruise complex and also sold at the airport pre-IRMA. He also has a relationship with OBBR although I'm not exactly sure what it is; perhaps attends owner receptions? Anyway, just mentioning it in the interest of full disclosure.


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Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207204
10/24/2019 05:52 AM
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https://www.caribjournal.com/2019/01/18/the-best-cigar-shop-in-st-martin/

I smoke the avo syncro nicaragua--I usually bring my own from home. IMHO it's better than any cuban I've enjoyed except for the time I visited a tobacco farm in Cuba--those cigars were incredible.


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Re: Cigar Shop [Re: SammyM] #207216
10/24/2019 09:24 AM
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No Sammy. That is not the shop I mentioned. I buy mine from Friendly Duty Free as I stated in my post. Cigar Emporium has a nice selection but higher prices.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: cacapasa] #207218
10/24/2019 09:27 AM
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The place in Maho across from the pharmacy is called SXM Cigars.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207223
10/24/2019 09:51 AM
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DAS cigars are available all over the island and are very popular here. You will see their humidor set up on many bars. However, they are not Cuban cigars. Tobacco leaves from Dominican Republic and wrappers from Connecticut, hand rolled on island. Locally owned and operated.


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Re: Cigar Shop [Re: SXMScubaman] #207226
10/24/2019 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
The place in Maho across from the pharmacy is called SXM Cigars.


Owner is the same one that had the Maya Gift Shop cigar section in Marigot across from marketplace. Walkin humidor, good selection.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207227
10/24/2019 10:26 AM
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I'm lucky that DAS are sold here in Michigan. Although, I'd much rather smoke them in SXM. Truth is that I don't think I could have a bad cigar, if I'm smoking it in SXM.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: bluejacket] #207228
10/24/2019 10:35 AM
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The three I buy are Montecito 2, cohiba robusto and RJ short wide churchill.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: bluejacket] #207258
10/24/2019 06:56 PM
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My daily is a Nicaragua made in the Brickhouse factory. Good value and very consistent. I haven’t had many good Cubans either. My only favorite is the Cohiba Habana Madura No 5. Thanks for the reply.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: BillandElaine] #207259
10/24/2019 06:58 PM
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I’ll have to try one.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207264
10/24/2019 07:36 PM
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I've also seen DAS cigars for sale in Select Wine Cellar in Cole Bay. (Orange Grove shopping center)


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Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207394
10/26/2019 08:30 PM
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The best place to buy REAL Cuban Cigars in St Martin is La Casa Del Habano. Go see Carole--she is the owner and will take good care of you. She is located in Marigot. Hours vary based on the season, but she has a great variety of all Cuban brands.

I have also smoked Andi's DAS cigars--very nice smokes as well. As others have indicated, they are available in different places throughout the island. I don't have enough info to tell you exactly where to buy them, but very nice smokes too.

Good luck-enjoy

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207491
10/28/2019 01:08 PM
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I agree the best cigar shop in the island is La Casa Del Habano. Carole does an excellent job and all of her cigars are REAL. She has a nice relaxing atmosphere so no high pressure sales. She has all of the Cuban brands and is a pleasure to talk to. She is in Marigot. She is on the other side of Tropicana (street side) at the Marina.

We have been visiting her establishment for many years.

Enjoy.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: WILLVINO] #207492
10/28/2019 01:21 PM
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Is she still there past Irma?

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: JBSTL] #207889
11/01/2019 07:10 PM
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Met Andi at Club Orient yesterday. They sell DAS at The Perch. Not a bad smoke.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: SXMScubaman] #207956
11/02/2019 04:46 PM
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SXM Cigars also has a store at Sunset Beach Bar. You are also allowed to smoke them in the bar.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #207965
11/02/2019 08:22 PM
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Unless outside I would nt like that and I'm a cigar smoker too.

Re: Cigar Shop [Re: CandC] #208442
11/08/2019 06:21 AM
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Yes, Carole is still there post-Irma....La Casa Del Habano is alive and well and selling the best Cuban cigars on the island!


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