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Hiring a car is the best way to get around. Motorcycles and mopeds are also available for hire, or you can just hop on a jitney – the usual mode of transport for islanders, which is an inexpensive way to explore the island. Group taxis (minibuses) cover most areas of the island, however, there is no strict schedule.
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Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
St. Martin and St. Maarten are served by the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), which is located 15 km west of Philipsburg and near Simpson Bay. The Grand Case Airport, in the north of the island, is used only for regional flights. Taxi services are provided outside both airports. There are also rental cars available…
Passport / Visa
Upon arrival at Princess Juliana International Airport all passengers must present an Embarkation and Disembarkation card, generally handed out in the plane before landing. A valid return or onward ticket and a reservation for an accommodation in St. Martin must also be presented. A passport that is valid upon entry and for the duration of…
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit St. Martin is between May and June or November and mid December: torrential rains are not frequent in these weeks and airfare and room prices lower consistently. The weather on the island is generally pleasant throughout the year, but bear in mind that the rainy season starts in June and…
Hiring a car is the best way to get around. Motorcycles and mopeds are also available for hire, or you can just hop on a jitney – the usual mode of transport for islanders, which is an inexpensive way to explore the island. Group taxis (minibuses) cover most areas of the island, however, there is…
Taxis can be hired at Princess Juliana International Airport and at all major hotels. They have no meters, but drivers must follow official rates for travel throughout the island. Marigot: +590 590 875 654 Philipsburg: +1 721 542 2359 Princess Juliana International Airport: +1 721 546 7713 Grand-Case Espérance Regional airport: +590 590 875 303
The main post office is located in Philipsburg, while a postal branch is located on the French side of the island. Post collections and delivery times vary but are always on display at post offices.
Pharmacies are located throughout the island: Maho Pharmacy Rhine Road, St. Maarten +1 721 545 3200 Simpson Bay Pharmacy 68 Welfare Road, St. Maarten +1 721 544 3653 Grand Case Pharmacy Grand Case, St. Martin +590 590 877 746
Country code for French St. Martin: +590. Country code for Dutch St. Maarten: +1 721. Calls between the two countries are international.